About Chasing Fifty

I started this blog the year I turned 50.  My goal was to complete 5 endurance events before reaching 51.  Here’s the list:

1.  Ride a Century (100 mile bike ride) – Complete:  Big Dam Bridge 100, September 24, 2011.

2.  Run a half marathon – Complete:  Soaring Wings Half Marathon, October 29, 2011.

3.  Run a full marathon – Scheduled:  Little Rock Marathon, March 4, 2012.

4.  Complete a full duathlon

5.  Complete an Olympic distance triathlon.

I completed the challenge in August 2012, and discovered that I enjoyed the “endurance lifestyle”.  While my training has ebbed and flowed with the demands of life, I’m still at it.  I guess I’m not “Chasing Fifty” anymore (having caught it and then some), but the spirit is the same.  Getting older ain’t so bad if you just keep moving.


6 Responses to About Chasing Fifty

  1. kathryn Kliemann says:

    I am so proud of you! It sounds like you have a really ambitious plan. I want to be at the finish line for your triathlon.

  2. John Allison says:

    Sounds awesome! Glad to have found your blog. You’re more ambitious than I am. I’ll turn 44 next year and just completed my first marathon last month. I’ve decided to shoot for two marathons a year until I can finish one in all 50 states. That should keep me running and training until I’m near 70 at least. Then I can try to find another goal to keep me going after that. Good luck and God bless.

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