Rim to Rim (Part 1)

What is high on the list of every 65 year old person do for “fun”?  What else? A one day Rim to Rim hike of the Grand Canyon. Three years ago as a friend and I sat at our lockers at the local YMCA, we were discussing our upcoming Medicare eligible birthdays and what we should do to […]

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The double P

As I was walking through the gym the other day, I overheard a 16 year old doing a 30 lb chest press say, “I’m too old for this”. Hence the double P. My biggest PET PEEVE! What constitutes being too old? What age exactly are we when we’re too old and should just give up? […]

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Sitting on the Side-Line

  I have never been an athlete or overly into fitness.  I am one of those who participates minimally for health and vanity reasons.  Now onto the role of the people on the side-line.  I am not necessarily referring to an actual side-line but referring to those of us that support our loved ones as […]

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With the First Pick…….

I made a horrible mistake this week.  No, it wasn’t running an Ultra Marathon in the desert in the 100 degree heat.  That experience was nothing but exhilarating, miserable,  and one of the most satisfying things I have ever done.  The mistake took place after the Ultra, and it wasn’t mixing pizza with sushi for […]

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Fanny Packs are Back

About three years ago I was at a Cubs game and saw this adorable girl wearing what we once called a fanny pack.  It wasn’t just any fanny pack it was a Coach fanny pack.  Being the fashionista that I am, I instantly fell in love and knew I had to have one.  Over the […]

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Forged from Iron

When I got into my fifties I started taking health and fitness seriously.  A few years ago, I met a man 20 years older than me named Lyle. Lyle is not your normal “senior citizen”. Lyle is an ironman. You may ask, what makes Lyle an ironman? He is a man who swims 2.4 miles, bikes 110 miles, and […]

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