Tag Archives: old runners

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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Is running really 90% mental?

Lately there seems to have been a number of articles talking about the mental side of running. I’ve even seen articles recently on this subject in such unlikely places as the New York Times and the Guardian. As an old, … Continue reading

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This one’s for my running buddy

Everyone who runs should have a running buddy. It doesn’t need to be someone you run with often, although that works for lots of people. For me it’s the person you know you can talk to about running and they’ll … Continue reading

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Running, blogging, and the spirit of recognition

Running is notorious for embracing everyone, regardless of shape, size, colour, or age. OK, maybe not the really competitive runners, but I’m talking about that vast army of recreational runners who get off on seeing how well they can perform … Continue reading

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5 advantages of running in old age

Earlier this week Facebook showed me one of their “Memories” posts, reminding me of a truly family-filled Mother’s Day 10K in Toronto 5 years ago, shared with my husband, 2 sons, 2 daughters-in-law, 1 brother, and 1 nephew. Pretty special. This … Continue reading

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Aging and running: managing expectations, capturing that feeling of joy

What brings people joy from physical activity varies from person to person. One person’s passion is another person’s horror. For example, the few times I have downhill skied I have experienced little beyond sheer terror, whereas many people pine for … Continue reading

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