how one small step sparked a whole new life

This post has been adapted from “Love Your Age: The Small-Step Solution to a Better, Longer, Happier Life” (National Geographic/AARP 2018) A few years ago, I stood on First Avenue with my two daughters and my husband, a few friends and neighbors, and lots of strangers. It was a glorious fall day and we were … Continue Reading

run for a cause, run a better marathon?

On Sunday, November 4th, I’ll run my 5th New York City Marathon (6th overall, and all since turning 50). Since race day is twelve weeks away, serious training began this week When I cross the finish line, I’ll be one month short of turning 62. Sure, there are lots of marathoners all over the world … Continue Reading

here’s what happened when i stopped running

I used to hate running. Back in my elementary school days the dreaded ‘Field Day’ came around like clockwork every June. For me, it was one of the worst days of the school year. I pleaded with my mother to let me stay home. The idea of competing in a race to win a medal … Continue Reading