My Midlife Project

Remodeling a Middle-Aged Mom

An Experiment in Starting Over


“I decided to start anew, to strip away what I had been taught.” ~ Georgia O’Keeffe For the record, I am not a gambler. On second thought…. I have taken a few risks with career choices. I’ve also made some relationship choices that others considered risky. Or even crazy. Perhaps I only gamble with the […]

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234 Workouts Until New Year’s Eve

234/365 Play your cards Right

I may need to revamp my goal of 250 workouts during 2013. As of today, I’ve only completed 16 workouts so far this year. When I originally set the goal, I planned to average 5 workouts a week throughout the year. I’m only exercising 3 days a week now. Soon I will probably add 2 […]

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Don’t Stretch… Be Dynamic!

I hate to stretch. Let me repeat that opening sentence. I.Hate.To.Stretch. Not only do I hate it, I avoid it. Throughout 33 years of running, I avoided it. Successfully, I might add. I’ve been injury-free for three decades. When experts started debating the safety and effectiveness of static stretching — especially pre-workout stretching — I […]

248 Workouts Until New Year’s Eve

One of my goals for 2013 is to complete 250 workouts by the end of December. I will get there by doing an average of five workouts a week throughout the year. Eight days into the year, I have 248 workouts to go. I extended my holiday workout hiatus through the first week of January, […]

9 Reasons Your Middle-Aged Body Ain’t Like It Used to Be

“What cannot be altered must be borne, not blamed.” ~ Thomas Fuller, M.D. In yesterday’s post, I was a little whiney about how the aging process has affected my running. Since “knowledge is power”, I decided to research the physiological changes that cause the “slow down”. The following list came from ACSM’s Certification Review, 3rd […]