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The aging athlete: protests and silver linings

I have found that being an athlete over sixty means feeling a mixture of conflicting emotions: gratitude, exhilaration, disgust, sadness, sometimes even despair. I wasn’t sure whether to write this post because in public we are always supposed to be … Continue reading

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The middle-aged athlete: resignation or living on the edge?

Being a middle-aged athlete is a bittersweet experience. I reject the option of “acting my age” and working out at a “sensible” intensity–no, I choose to challenge my limitations. This means I have to accept a see-saw of emotions. I … Continue reading

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