On running: "I am three months shy of 60, and I don't run, never have, never will. I am pretty fit—I actually got signed to a modeling contract earlier this year. I hate running because it's boring."
What she does instead: Garden! "I know that doesn't sound right, but gardening is great for the arms, back, and abs, and if you do it right, it provides cardio as well! I have a cottage garden, which has to be hand-weeded (can't swing a weed whacker around in a cottage garden—everything is all packed together!). I am usually out in the garden five or six days a week for a minimum of two hours per day, hauling mulch, compost, and other heavy stuff around, weeding, digging, and moving plants. I wouldn't have believed gardening could give me a figure like mine, at my age, until I saw it. Nobody who sees me believes gardening is all I do. It's kind of cool."
- Patricia Roberts, owner of The Department of Insight in Edgewater, Maryland