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|Martha:||Hey, you are jogging today, again!|
|Kelly:||Yeah, my joints hurt so badly, I couldn’t exercise for a few days. Probably, I have to slow down and act my age.|
|Martha:||No, you are in great shape. I am the same age with you, but I can hardly keep it up!|
|Kelly:||Oh, Martha, you have nothing to complain about…|
|Martha:||So, are you going to Winnipeg for the Summer Games?|
|Kelly:||We wanted to go, but with three kids, it seems like we cannot make it this year.|
|Martha:||Aw, what happened to you guys? A few years earlier, you would never let such thing go!|
|Kelly:||You know, it’s harder now. Those were the good times, though. Probably the golden age of our marriage…. Anyway, are you going?|
|Martha:||Oh, yeah, I am. But just to watch though. In sports, you age out quickly, you know.|
|Kelly:||Are you trying to tell me we are over the hill now?|
|Martha:||Well, we are still young at heart, so let’s see who gets to the end of the trail faster today!|
|Kelly:||Oh, come on now…|
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