If I’m being totally honest, I’d have to say that after the “high” of completing that 50K walk with my cousins and friends in early October, things have been a bit bumpy. I had a crazy string of colds, flus, and minor mysterious infections, my workout discipline ground to a near halt – partly because of the aforementioned colds, flus, etc., and partly because of work-related time crunches, I watched my blood pressure start ticking up – and then WAY up when I spent a couple weeks on cold medications in order to cover up symptoms… In general, I was becoming something of a fraudulent fitness blogger. :-\
When an end-of-holidays cold turned into bronchitis, I admitted defeat and spent two “sick days” at home. The bronchitis cleared up after 5 days on amoxicillin; three weeks later, I still have the cold and cough – but so does everyone else in northeast Ohio. During the sick days, I napped, read, watched vegan cooking videos, and watched The Human Race. Twice. I loved it that much. The Human Race follows six runners (more, if you include the additional members of the Run Tampa running club), ranging in age from 50-85, as they prepare for various target races or challenges. Some of them have been athletes all their lives, and some of them took up running late – at age 50, 70, or even 80. As a coach says in the movie, “You’re never too old to get started. Never. Never.” Watch The Human Race; it’s inspirational, delightful, a little moving, and you can now stream it from all kinds of sources.