I turn 64 is about 153 days.
I’m the father of 3…two are adults, autistic, and are still at home.
I sell shoes for the Running Room.…I lead 2 different Run Clubs, 4 runs every week.
I have run marathons (10) half marathons, every other distance you can think of..5K 10K 15K 4 milers.
I’ve taken part in a variety of triathlons…Olympic, half and full Ironman…
Took 2 shots at Ironman Canada….2009 finished the bike portion and bailed, 2010 finished upright and smiling.
I’m now navigating how a retired older guy is supposed to be.
Some days I feel 30ish, some days 63.
I have had a fractured lower left fibula in 1998.
I fractured my occipital bone in 2019.
I own three bikes, my Felt B12
and my main form of transportation…the good old Marin Bear Valley
and obviously a lawn mower….
I love riding, just don’t currently do it enough…..and still love running and swimming…
It’s been a while since any kid of serious race..my last triathlon, Ironman 2010 in Penticton
my last full marathon…..2015 – Edmonton as a pace bunny..and oddly enough, I don’t have a picture
just this one of the Edmonton half marathon in 2016?
But I have run the SeaWheeze Hal in Vancouver, my last half marathon in 2019
Kind of slow and I show it huh?
My most recent race…the BMO Vancouver 8K this past May
Again I don’t look as happy as you’d think I would…it was actually a fun run……55:54 wasn’t a great time, but enjoyed it…
I am still struggling…I’ve sort of been doing that since 2010 at the Ironman……..just have seemed to have lost my way…
Right now, I do feel good…I have couple of good goals this year….as a 63 year old…..
the main one..a Half Marathon in Victoria
in October…I’ve done it before, I’m pretty sure I can again….I have a few 10Ks before then…..
My main goal, as always…to get myself back to where as I was a 50 year old….so 13 years ago…..
It’s now August 1st……..I turn 64 on January 1st 2023……
I love what I do…I instruct Run Clinics….right now everything is pretty much virtual…but still love that…I don’t know how many clinics I’ve taken on since 2016, but I just divide my life into 10 and 18 week sessions……I like to share, and I have the experience…
I’d like to become certified as something…maybe enough to lead a spin class…..I’m currently working on that..there’s a lot to learn certainly, but why not, I’m retired, I’ve got some free time…
As that, as an instructor, leading run clubs…yes, some personal trainers feel they need to be the best of the best, and maybe their clients expect that….but, well, my best half marathon time was 1:51 about 22 years ago
My best full marathon was I think 4:04..so I’m not a rock star…more mid pack…..but I know what to do, what needs to be done, how to get to wherever anyone needs to go…the best hockey coach wasn’t the best hockey coach right…..
so pretty much have been there and done all that…….am trying to figure out what those shoes are?
So that’s me…all about me……kind of love where I am right now…at 63…but well, 69 days until the Victoria Half Marathon…time to get serious?
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LOVED learning about you! And my husband is jealous of your bikes! 63 and crushing your running game. You are goals. Great blog!