running after 50

Boston Marathon’s ‘Fallen Man’ Still Running

Posted on 04/15/2014 by | News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Bulletin TodayAs Boston transforms its annual marathon into an affirmation of strength, renewal and healing this year, I can’t help remembering last year’s “Fallen Man” who wouldn’t stay down. Blown off his feet by the first of two explosions, runner Bill Iffrig, then 78, was helped up by race attendants in the ensuing chaos, and thought to himself: “Hey, go for the finish line.” That’s just what he did. The Finish Line is the title of a short film on Iffrig and his love …

Ready To Run? Don’t Let Age Get In The Way

Posted on 09/27/2013 by | Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionI love to run. I run to clear my head, burn calories, strengthen my lower body . . . and it just feels good. Sure, there are plenty of mornings when I’d rather hit the “snooze” button, or linger over another cup of coffee. But, I’m always glad when I’ve pushed myself to get up . . . and get out there. To be on the safe side, though, I’ve learned to become a ‘mindful runner’. I don’t “pound the …

The ‘Best of Everything’ Top 25 Playlist: Music to Make You Move!

Posted on 06/7/2013 by | Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionOkay, so you’ve made a commitment to exercise more, bought a new pair of running/walking shoes,  gotten the green light from the doctor, have your iPhone (or some other smartphone) strapped around your arm or waist, and watched “Running After 50” from “The Best of Everything” AARP YouTube series for motivation and inspiration. You’re ready to rock and roll . . . but . . . wait! There’s one more thing . . . Before heading out the door, you …

Running After 50: You CAN Do It!

Posted on 05/21/2013 by | Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionWhat’s the best work out for people of all ages? According to a recent study, it’s this: running. Researchers, who followed participants over a 30-year period, were amazed to discover that those who ran in moderation showed the greatest health gains and benefits when compared to those who ran faster and more often. The ‘sweet spot’, it seems, is running about 3 – 4 times a week at a slower pace, proving that the “less is more” philosophy really applies to …