Start where you are

More evidence that it’s almost never too late to start running. In this most recent study, individuals who began running in their fifties exhibited – within ten years – similar lean muscle mass, body fat, and running speed to same-aged runners who began running decades earlier. That’s encouraging!* I’m having to contemplate either proceeding with… Continue Reading →

#NeverTooLate #StartWhereYouAre

If your 50+ year-old self needs a little motivation to start something new (or maybe restart something you gave up long ago), I give you Dr. Josefina Monasterio, and Julia Hawkins. Dr. Josefina Monasterio took up body-building at age 59; at age 71, she looks fitter and stronger than most folks 50 years younger. She… Continue Reading →

“You’ve got to keep moving”

This wonderful feature in the New York Times profiles four runners, 90 years old and above, all competing in the 2022 National Senior Games, who drop some wisdom bombs for the ages. Like Walter Lancaster: “You got to keep moving.” And Roy Englert: “Keep moving, keep moving, keep moving… And have a little luck.” To… Continue Reading →

On your mark, get set, MOVE!

I’ve said before that I don’t do New Year’s resolutions, but this is going to sound like one. For the last three months, I have been inhabiting a new vocation as a full-time church pastor. I’ve also been a part-time college instructor, teaching on Zoom. My pastoral call is 45 minutes from home (5 minutes… Continue Reading →

“Everyone starts somewhere…”

I was about to break a streak of posting at least once every month, even though I have stuff to report! But then a great interview with one of my favorite upbeat “follows” on Twitter showed up in my in-box, and I decided to get it together and share a few things. 53-year old Jo… Continue Reading →

A random act of blogging

(That image above is Lucas Cranach’s “The Fountain of Youth.”) First, a little rant. After encountering the umpteenth reference to an “anti-aging” expert, or vitamin, or diet, or serum, or face cream, or pill, or mask, or… WHATEVER… I found myself sputtering like Yosemite Sam. AGING IS A BIOLOGICAL THING. It happens. Aging is the… Continue Reading →

The longest month…

There’s something about February… It just seems to go on forever, and at least here in the midwest, is pretty relentlessly frigid and gray. Compared to last year, my activity days on Strava are way down. The biggest, most active of our dogs and I are doing shorter, less frequent hikes than we did last… Continue Reading →

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