Tag Archives: older runners

Looking for a race that includes more than one country? Look no further!

In an effort to try to think about something other than the unsettling state of the world, I’ve spent some time today looking into opportunities around the world for people to come together for running races with a difference – ones that encompass more than … Continue reading

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A New Year’s tradition: reflections, resolutions, and dreams of fresh starts

What a lot of articles and blog posts about New Year’s Resolutions these days. How to have realistic resolutions. How to stick to your resolutions. Use a fortune cookie to frame your resolutions. Set goals instead of establishing resolutions (I think maybe … 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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I know I keep saying this, but it’s time to start running again

I haven’t blogged about running for a while because, well, I haven’t been running! I’ve been going through a spell where I wasn’t sure I’d be able to again; a few energy and injury issues, an aging body, and it’s … Continue reading

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Taking traveling and running to a new level

There are races going on somewhere in the world every weekend. Today, undoubtedly among many others, 3000 runners have gathered in Moncton, New Brunswick for the annual Legs for Literacy races (5K, 10K, half marathon, and marathon). As you can … Continue reading

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Opportunities reserved for the (gently, gradually) aging – choose your favourite!

Unless you’ve never ever read anything about maintaining continued good health as you age, you are well aware that remaining physically fit is an important part of the formula. Obviously, the definition of physical fitness varies from person to person, … Continue reading

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5 advantages of getting old(er)

Speaking as an old(er) person, there is no denying that there are a few downsides to the aging process. However, there are lots of positives which get overlooked all too often, and  they are worth celebrating. In order to help … Continue reading

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You’re never too old to have a new goal … right?

One thing I learned from my experiences in taking up running late in life is that you can do pretty well everything everyone younger than you can do, but not necessarily at the same pace. Running programs are finally starting to … Continue reading

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