Tuesday, February 19, 2013


As an avid runner of over 30 years, I am now in my 60's and have lots of questions about what to do, how much to run, what kind of aches and pains to expect, etc etc.

I have found very little on the subject of woman runners over the age of 60 and am hoping I will find others out there so that we can commiserate!

A little about myself....I am the mother of 3 grown children and 8 grandchildren, with twin grandchildren on the way!  I started running in my mid 20's, mainly for weight control and have not stopped since.  Never did long distances until the past 4 years, but now have run about 16 half marathons and one marathon, am currently training for another half in May in Cleveland.

I have never been a fast runner, my best was probably 9 minutes miles, but then, I really didn't work at speed, I just ran.  I have slowed considerably and now am lucky if I can do a 12 minutes mile over a half marathon.  I do get discouraged and would love to talk to other runners who are a bit older and maybe slower like I am!.

I also love to knit and cook, so I may throw some knitting and recipes in with the mix!

Hope to hear from someone soon.



  1. I just came across this blog of yours! I love it. I don't know a lot about blogs though. I'll bookmark yours and keep reading. I'm very slow as well, always have been. I run about a 12 min mile, I'm slow but consistent. I've changed my way of thinking to be about time rather than distance. I used to want to run for distance but truly I can't because I'm too slow! So I run for time now and still enjoy it. I hope it's ok I posted since I'm just shy of 55 and not over 60 lol

  2. Thanks Lisette! So glad you found it. I will never be fast and just keep getting slower. You are right, it takes a lot of time to run at this pace!

  3. Love your blog! You are such an encouragement to me - I never thought I would like running the way I do. :) I am also never going to be fast. Ran an 11:00 minute pace for 4 miles today, which is actually really good for me. Oh and twin grandbabies on the way!?? So cool! I didn't know!