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Athlete Archives - Living Forward
  • #ThursdayThoughts,  Athlete,  Motivation,  Women Over 50

    #ThursdayThoughts | It’s Not About the Shoes

    At 68, I ran my first (and probably my last) marathon. I wore these shoes to train in and on race day. I bought the little Christmas tree ornament to represent my efforts to achieve that goal. How did I do it? One step at a time…6 months of training and more than 500 miles. Sound daunting?  I broke it down to the simple and doable—taking small steps over and over, so it didn’t feel overwhelming. I focused on the steps in front of me and not on the long journey ahead. So, if you have a goal, resolution, or project you want to achieve, big or small, focus on…

  • #microblogMonday,  Athlete,  Midlife Women,  Self-Care

    #MicroblogMonday 30—Saying Yes to Your Needs

    “There are times when saying “yes” to our own needs, we must say “no” to the needs of others.  In other words, when you say yes to someone else’s needs, what are you denying yourself? Time, money, resources, energy or attention? There’s a trade off in some way. Recently, Simone Biles and Naomi Osaki, both top professional athletes, said yes to taking care of their own mental health needs. In doing so, they said no to the public’s need to see them perform. They showed incredible strength to take care of themselves in full view (and some criticism) of millions of people. Some have argued they demonstrated weakness in not…

  • get your body moving
    Athlete,  Midlife Women,  Motivation,  Self-Care,  The Nine Facets,  Women Over 50

    3 Inspiring Reasons to Get Moving Now

    January is the perfect month to get moving, even with cold, rainy (or snowy) weather. Although many of us resolved to get into better shape in 2019, those ideas are fading fast. Here’s a few new reasons to inspire you to jumpstart those good intentions you made on January 1st. At lunch with friends last week, the conversation turned to some of the challenging health issues we and those we love, are facing. We’re at that age. Some are the result of back luck (hit by a bicyclist while out walking), some are bad genes (cancer), but most were directly related to years of a lifestyle not focused enough on…