Category archives: Aging Gracefully
I started running in my mid-30s. I
hated it, but my body was changing and I wanted a physical challenge. When I
finished my first 5K event, on New Year’s Eve, I actually cried; I was hooked.
I became a 5K specialist: just over three miles in just over 30 minutes (yes, I
Unlike most sane people who run
outside, I fell in love with the treadmill. Turn it on, turn up my headphones
and I was lost in my own thoughts. I ran solidly for about two years, until I
was five months pregnant and my ...
Nothing makes me feel more alone than
eating by myself. I would love to be one of those people who can go to dinner
or the movies alone. I have a friend who even goes to concerts alone. But that
is not me. Being alone generally leads me to loneliness.
So, as I sat alone today for both
breakfast and lunch in a crowded cafeteria at a yoga conference, I had to push
back the inevitable, deep-rooted insecurities that cropped up. Feelings made
even stronger by the fact that today is my birthday.
The reality is that I chose solitude ...
I like to go along in life thinking I
haven’t aged a bit, but then reality slaps me in the face. Like when I realize
that I have a child who’s nearly 5 or that I’ve been with the same guy for so
long that it’s getting scarily close to half my life. But nothing prepared me
for the late-night ride on the lightrail that led to StillADancingQueen.com.
It was 1 a.m. on a Friday night, and my
husband and I were headed home after date night (I hate that term) at Comedy