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What will be your Wow in 2012?

If you have been following me for a while, you know that I have been doing the P90X workouts for a couple years, and I love them. Well, the next version of this great workout series, P90X2 just came out. I will be starting these workout in January 2012. How will you challenge yourself in […]

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Being Thankful for Being Healthy

During this holiday where we give thanks for our fortune, I thought it appropriate to share with you the story of Bill Hansbury, whom I interviewed for my 50 Athletes Over 50 book. Enjoy his touching story. “Boston Bill” Hansbury’s story is a testament to the power or being receptive to opportunities.  A 72-year-old cyclist […]

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Staying Young and Healthy by Surfing

This is an interview that I did with Katie Okuyama when I was writing my 50 Athletes Over 50 book. Read how she stole here brother’s surf board and how this started her on a surfing journey that has lasted her whole life. Katy Okuyama is a 53-year-old surfer who lives in Honolulu, Hawaii, and […]

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An important lesson I learned from my father

How could this be? When I was only seven years old, my father died of lung cancer. I still remember, New Year’s day 1971, and my mother telling my sisters and I that he was gone. The ripple effect of that day did not become clear to me until I sat down to write the […]

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Visualizing your healthy, strong, and fit life

In order to feel younger and better, you need to have goals that help you stay focused. You need to be able to visualize yourself as feeling younger and better. This ability to visualize yourself is key to achieving the body and energy that you want and need. I learned a lot about visualization while […]

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Staying strong and healthy – Jerry Smartt Interview

The following is an interview I did with Jerry Smartt, who extremely fit and a champion runner in his 70’s. Jerry Smartt is a 77-year-old runner, who lives in Warsaw, Missouri, and has been running for 62 years. A retired English teacher, Jerry has loved footraces his whole life. He got his start playing tag […]

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Regardless of how healthy my body is, I need to teach it to run again

  In my last post, I shared how I decided to train to run a 5 minute mile, despite not running for 20 years. I’m writing this post at the end of my first week of training and I thought I’d share some of what I have learned. My plan this week was to continue […]

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What's Your 5 Minute Mile?

I recently decided to start running again after a 20 year break. I’m looking forward to the journey as I claw my way back to being a runner. It was always hard for me to train for running without a race to look forward to or a goal to chase, and I don’t think it […]

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I finally get it! Do you?

I grew up eating regular old white on white spaghetti. As a runner in college, it was a major staple in my diet and that of my team mates. Pasta with sauce. Pasta with butter. Pasta with nothing on it. I’m guessing I ate two pounds or more per week back than. I remember the […]

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Do you have a TIME Problem?

In the past couple years since I wrote 50 Athletes Over 50, I have talked to a lot of people about the challenges they have in getting the health, body, fitness, and energy they want. I have to say, that the most frequent challenge I hear about is lack of time. We live in a […]

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