Tag Archives: aging

Runfessions: Time to hang up the sneakers

In August I was full of both resolve and expectation. True, it hurt when I walked, but hardly at all when I ran. I committed to a few 5K and 10K races, and had 10 wonderful weeks this past summer … Continue reading

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Marathon Training for Aging Dummies with appeal for runners and non-runners alike!

This post will appeal to anyone who has ever training for any road race, especially a marathon. It may appeal even more to runners’ friends and relatives who think running is nuts, especially spouses of these crazy runners. I am … Continue reading

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Some advice on getting old

There, I said it. I didn’t say “advice on aging” or “advice on getting older”, I just said it like it is – getting old! It’s been that kind of week; more friends than usual in our group of oldsters … Continue reading

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Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I’m 164?

This past week there was an intriguing opinion piece in Toronto’s Globe and Mail entitled “It’s only natural to rage against aging”. Written by David Sinclair and Matthew LaPlante, their overriding point is that there is no reason why we … Continue reading

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Us old folks looking after one another

As we know, having friends is an important contributor to good mental and physical health, at all ages. And humour is an excellent contributor to good mental health as well. What can be a better sign of friendship than sharing … Continue reading

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Runfession, a new word for me

OK, maybe it’s not a real word according to most dictionaries, but I like it. Thanks to Irma at her blog I Do Run (where she posts her poetry and plenty of other thoughts in addition to running) for introducing … Continue reading

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Gratitude and Canada Day: a recipe for good health!

Monday is July 1, better known to those of us in the North as Canada Day. The Canada Day weekend is a time when the whole country takes time to enjoy family, community, and summer, and to celebrate Canada’s birthday, … Continue reading

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