Yesterday was my birthday. I'm not someone who frets much about growing older, but like anyone obsessed with long-distance running, I do worry from time to time that a day may come when I won't be able to run ultramarathons anymore.
Here's an antidote to that kind of thinking.
Yesterday on my birthday run, my friend Cat mentioned this video to me; it features Barb Macklow, age 76, and Vicki Griffiths, age 67, talking about their experiences running 100-mile endurance races in their 60s and 70s. I totally want to be running 100s when I'm their ages.
My favorite line? "At seventy-six, I am starting to feel my age a little bit sometimes."
So here's a toast to Cat, Sarah, Kristel, Marian, Cheryl, Heather, Andrea, Ali, and everyone else I love to run with: Long may we run, in good health, together!
Enjoy, and see you on the trail.