SIXTY is the new “forte”!

(Photo above of 80-year old Jacinto Bonilla borrowed from Men's Fitness magazine online. See details below.) I'm not going to change the name of the blog, but I've entered a new decade! And while I ended my 50s in a fulfilling place vocationally, fitness-wise I need to step up my game. It took a couple... Continue Reading →

Must read: “Next Level” by Dr. Stacy Sims

I’ve been promising some book “reviews” or recaps, but I keep prioritizing reading over writing! Spare time is in short supply, and the unread-or-partially-read book pile is embarrassingly tall. But I’ll tell you about a couple of good ones in this post and the next. First up is Next Level: Your Guide to Kicking Ass,... 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 →

And, we’re back…

Three months without posting?! I was closing in on the third anniversary of this blog, with at least one post every month (a bit of a feat for me), and it all went pear-shaped at the end of June. Too many extra-curricular activities (some required for my career shift), and too much overtime at work... Continue Reading →

May madness

I seem to have misplaced the last three weeks. Has anyone seen them? I was certain my April streak would carry me right into May, marching along with focus and discipline. Instead, I've been completely out of control of my days, and sometimes not even sure which day it actually is. My longest walk was... Continue Reading →

Here comes the sun

Actually, I don't really believe spring is here, yet - where I live, we're guaranteed to get another blast of cold and snow in April - but in theory, we'll be seeing a bit more of the sun for the next few months. (The pretty picture above is not mine; it's a Creative Commons image... Continue Reading →

Let’s get physical

How many of you remember Allison Roe? Though her reign as a leading female distance runner in the early 1980s was brief, it was impressive. She won the Boston and NYC and Seoul marathons in 1981, and broke Mary Decker Slaney's course record in the iconic Atlanta Peachtree (10K) road race the same year. This... Continue Reading →

The Long Run

Despite being somewhat debilitated and dilapidated from the running perspective, I still read “Runner’s World,” “Trail Runner,” and even “UltraRunning” (a dilapidated girl can dream!) every month. The October issue of “Runner’s World” features a wonderful profile of 58-year old Edison Eskeets and his recent 330-mile tribute run, retracing the route his Navajo ancestors were... Continue Reading →

Stranger in a Strange…Body

As I hope I've made clear since back in the early days of this blog (we're one year old today!), I'm not a fitness expert. I'm just a person trying to stay fit and healthy while navigating some of the typical hurdles of middle age (slowing metabolism, muscle loss, new distributions of fat cells), as... Continue Reading →

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