Another Birthday? No Problem!

Barb Macklow.  Photo by Glenn Tachiyama.

Barb Macklow. Photo by Glenn Tachiyama.

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.