A conversation with ultracoach and runner Loretta Tobolske-Horn #rolemodels #ageisnotabarrier

Banner photo above by Howe Stern; Loretta Tobolske-Horn at Desert Solstice, 2020. “I’m almost 50 and I’m not getting slower. I’m getting smarter...”  In this “blogcast” I talk to ultrarunner and coach Loretta Tobolske-Horn. Loretta turns 50 next month, which is close enough to make her a 50 is the New Forte role model! Photo... Continue Reading →

A random act of blogging

(That image above is Lucas Cranach's "The Fountain of Youth.") (Yosemite Sam, for you youngsters.) 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.... 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 →

“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 →

Keep the body in motion

First up, a few role models: I'm a few years (ok, 5 years) behind the times, but Bollywood actor and ageless eye candy Milind Soman treated himself to an Ironman* Triathlon for his 50th birthday in 2015 (*that's an event featuring a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, and 26.22 mile run). He apparently... Continue Reading →

“Adult Onset Running”

Oiselle makes running and exercise clothing I can't really afford, but I do love this: they are sponsoring a team of 3 runners, all over 70 years of age, called the Elite Grannies. Two of them started running at age 60 or older! (The article dubs this "adult onset running." 🙂 ) Read more about... Continue Reading →

(N)GTD: my (un)productivity method

Perhaps you've heard of "GTD" - short for "Getting Things Done" - the time-management system developed by productivity specialist David Allen. (If not, here's a nice animated summary.) I'm more of a Bullet Journal fan, myself - since I have oodles of empty journals in which I'm not doing anything creative, and they can easily... Continue Reading →

Lights Out

On the MyFitnessPal blog a couple of months ago: "the surprising connection between obesity and artificial light." Years ago I convinced the spouse that we needed to kick the TV out of the bedroom, but we still keep substantial "night-lights" on in the bedroom and hallway for the elderly dog, There are also glowing LEDs... Continue Reading →

Day of Reckoning

OK, that sounds a little melodramatic. But my half-marathon walk at the US Air Force Marathon event last weekend was kind of a reckoning, when I was forced to admit that not only is running way, way, way out of the picture, but until I go forward with knee replacement, distance walking probably is, too.... Continue Reading →

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