In more than two decades, Frank Grady has learned to enjoy being retired.
He has also found ways to stay as busy as ever.
The only time folks at the Sun City Fitness Center don't expect to see Grady once a day is when they know they'll see him twice that day.
"They open at 6 a.m. I'm usually there at 6 or maybe a few minutes one way or the other and I go on the treadmill," he said.
After a break for lunch, he often makes a return trip.
"Then I go back and swim in the indoor lap pool - 10 laps, which is about 500 yards," he said.
Twice a week, golf is Grady's morning activity. But that doesn't keep him out of the fitness center for the day.
"I look forward to, after the golf, coming over swimming the laps, jumping in the Jacuzzi, hot tubs. There again, I just feel great," he said.
Grady has had his routine in place for about 10 years. December marked 22 years since he retired from Darden restaurants, where as vice president of construction, he built 138 Red Lobsters and the first 53 Olive Gardens.
"I worked seven days a week, 16 hours. I was on the go," he said.
He still is every day - and often more than that.
"I don't overdo it. I'm not out to prove anything - just walking as I've done for so many years just makes me feel good," he said. "I don't have any aches, pains; I don't have arthritis or back ache, I have nothing. A lot of times people say, 'Boy, Frank how are you doing?' And I say, 'Man, if I felt any better, I couldn't stand it."
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