Once over 200 pounds and concerned she might not live to see her daughter grow up, Betty Smith is now 73 and enjoys running 24-hour, 48-hour and even 6-day running events. (She set the record for 48 hour runs under USA-TF for women, age bracket 70-74 and her 6-day race record is in progress of being approved.)
This is certainly the year of rain for Asheville. Before the sun came up this morning, I roused Oliver and myself and headed out the door for a pre-dawn running session. The misting rain felt great, and although 100% humidity is always interesting for running, listening to the air is a nice meditation. I haven’t [...]
Whether it is 12:00am January 1 or first thing in the morning any day of the year, it is always good to feel the potential of a fresh start. When the subject of New Year’s resolutions comes up, we all want to do something to improve ourselves; be a better partner, teacher or parent; maybe be a better boss or to simply learn to make better food choices. But, behind every resolution or goal is a desire for real and permanent change.