What I’m reading while I’m not running…

Dang y'all. I had plans of posting a review of Older, Faster, Stronger: What Women Runners Can Teach Us All About Living Younger, Longer (Shop your local indie bookstore) by Margaret Webb. I finished reading the Kindle version of the book a few months ago, and a lot of life has happened since then!, so... Continue Reading →

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On staying in the race

In December I listened to a terrific Trail Runner Nation podcast interview with Jonathan Beverly, author of the new(ish) book, Run Strong, Stay Hungry (Velo Press, 2017). It piqued my interest enough to request an examination copy that I could read in order to share a mini-review with you; many thanks to Velo Press for... Continue Reading →

A Supreme Workout

In the matter of Marmat Forte versus The RBG Workout: How She Stays Strong... and You Can Too!, written by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's personal trainer, Bryant Johnson, I've reached a verdict: RBG's notorious workout is legit. Supreme, you might say. Bryant Johnson, who "daylights" as a court clerk and 30-year Army reservist,... Continue Reading →

Reboot, reset

I dislike leaving this blog neglected for weeks at a time, but it has just been one of those months. One minute I was looking at the calendar thinking, “it’s almost October! My favorite month!” and the next, I’m looking at it thinking, “How can it be almost November?!” It was a month of meetings... Continue Reading →

#thisis50plus / Lake Ontario edition

This month, 58-year old American open water swimmer Elizabeth Fry became the second-oldest person to swim across Lake Ontario, a distance of 32.1 miles. She completed the swim in an unofficial time of 15 hours, 46 minutes - fueled on energy gel and... cookies? Fry entered the water shortly after midnight and faced average water... Continue Reading →

I hate stretching, but…

A while back, an acquaintance of mine – also in her mid-50s - started taking yoga classes for the first time in many years. She had noticed that her many hours of sitting at the computer were making her feel stiff and brittle. “What if it’s doing the same thing to my blood vessels?” she... Continue Reading →

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