Catching up with Coach and Ultrarunner Loretta Tobolske-Horn

I had another inspiring Zoom conversation with ultrarunner and coach Loretta Tobolske-Horn. She's 50 years old, now, so a legitimate "50+" role model 😉 (we made her an honorary role model when we last talked). In this chat, my chronology was all messed up; I think I correctly remembered when we last talked, but I... 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. Image borrowed from Lifespan Fitness. 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... Continue Reading →

Suddenly, last summer

I know summer is not over, yet. Technically, we're barely halfway through. But so much of it has zipped past me, and so many Fall things are looming, that I feel like I've already missed it! Last year's work and school "shut-down" - challenging in so many unpleasant ways - at least created more opportunities... 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 →

Flow State

(That awesome photo of Peggy Oki is by Kevin Steele.) This wonderful article about former Zephyr skateboarder Peggy Oki took me back a few years. When I was in the 7th, 8th, and maybe 9th grades, I fancied myself a skateboarder. I bought skateboarding magazines and cut out amazing action shots of all the cool... Continue Reading →

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 →

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