Good read: “Making Peace With My ‘Old Self'”

I love this blog post. Sarah Lavender Smith is a writer and a leading ultramarathoner who is trying to "make peace" with some basic physiological realities of aging (she's a mere 48 years old, but that's close enough to 50 to quote here 😉 ). After a particularly good recent workout, she found herself thinking,... Continue Reading →


A brief review of “Just Move! A New Approach to Fitness After 50”

If you're reading this blog, you probably don't need to be convinced that exercise is a life-saver. You know that, or you likely wouldn't be here. But for some readers, getting back into a fitness routine after many years away, or perhaps starting one for the first time, is a daunting proposition. "How do I... Continue Reading →


“I’d ideally like to be a bird, but running is a close second” /#thisis50plus

For a number of years, I've been a fan of Bernd Heinrich, the natural history writer and biologist. It was only in the last couple of years that I came across his earlier book, Why We Run: A Natural History, and learned about his very successful ultramarathon career. He is no longer competing in ultras,... Continue Reading →


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