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 →

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 40 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 →

How’s that chin-up challenge going?

The one I committed to in my last post? Don’t ask. Don’t ask about my 50 squat/day challenge, either. Or the 22 push-ups/day. It’s November 23, and I’ve probably executed the exercises one day out of every three since launching those efforts on November 1. For that matter, don’t ask about the carb-cutting I started… Continue Reading →

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