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Running After 50

The 10 Shocking Things That Happened When I Stopped Running

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 09.30.2016 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

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. Fast forward a few decades to the year before I turned 50.

20 Reasons To Run The NYC Marathon At Least Once in Your Life

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 12.30.2014 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Every year around this time, I get the New York City Marathon bug. My usual every-other-day run generally takes me to Central Park, where I loop around for three or four miles, sometimes doing the full six.

The Perils Of Being a Closet Runner

Mandy Jackson-Beverly | Posted 09.25.2013 | Fifty
Mandy Jackson-Beverly

During my 20s and 30s, I was dependent on the buzz of lacing up my running shoes and hitting the pavement to keep me sane.

What Motivates This Midlifer To Train For Triathlons

Leslie Mellet | Posted 04.24.2012 | Fifty
Leslie Mellet

Suddenly, three Januaries ago, my husband declares we need a goal -- we should do a triathlon. Why not? I can swim and run, and how hard can the bike be?

Life After 50: I'm Running to Raise Awareness of Pancreatic Cancer... Because I Can

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 12.06.2011 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

In early January, not knowing how else to express my grief, frustration, and fear, I decided to run in the ING NYC Marathon to raise much-needed money for research, treatment and support of those who contract pancreatic cancer.