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This is my first entry into my personal blog about doing something new and  challenging at 60.   Interestingly, I have no problem with posting my age. Once I realized that should  anyone  Google me, in addition to my many business references, someone would also find my golf scores as well as  race   results which posts not only my times, but the age category in which I’m running.     Perhaps more than that, I also realized  I really don’t care if others know my age which seems odd for someone  who cares about what others think.  I presume those people who know me will think—gee, she looks good for her age, or gee, I thought she was older (which happily, I have never heard out loud—polite friends.)  People who don’t know me don’t care either way.  

My intention  for this blog is to share my journey of challenging my self to do  new things at and after 60.   My first personal challenge was my decision  earlier this year to run a 1/2 marathon in July.   I have rarely run in races of any kind other than a few local community short races, I don’t run fast, don’t have that lean runner’s body, and I certainly never aspired to run a marathon in my younger days.   I have several friends who back in our 20’s ran marathons very successfully.   Why did I wait?   Who cares?   The fact is that I’m doing it now. And perhaps, this will flow  into my non-running life and impact  the choices I make.   Best to do it now. I’m not going to get any younger, nor have more time,  so why not now?  

This blog is an attempt to capture some of the insights along this new path trod by my not-so-worn Asics.


  • Brian Tam

    Hey ma! This is great, and very inspiring for those more…. ahem…. “experienced” runners. I am very proud of you for doing this, and sticking to it. Starting and saying you are doing a half-marathon is one thing, but you are actually doing it! Awesome.

    Keep up the great work.


  • kathieschwartz

    Hi Cherryll, so glad you are doing a blog like this. I will check it frequently to hear about your running achievements. Hope I can join you next year in the 1/2 marathon. No stopping you now!

  • Derek


    So proud of you!! You might say you are inspired by us but we are really inspired by you. Age is truly just a number. As the cool ladies say these days.. “you go girl!”

    -#2 Son.

  • Lesley

    What? Are you crazy? Insane? Out of your mind? Yes to all of the above and I love you for it. Keep truckin. xo Lesley

  • Kris

    All I can say is wow! I am very excited about this and wish these feet of mine would allow me to run..but I am grateful they allow me to walk.
    Keep up the good work kiddo

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