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.