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I am 68 years old. According to my birth certificate. But I run like a much younger person. And in many ways, I think like a younger person. But I'm proud to be old and value my experiences and lessons I've learned from them.

I am on no medication which is not that common at my age. I am planning a good year. Playing with twin grandsons born in August of 2017. Running and biking. Need upper body strength.

I love this quote: "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is." - Albert Einstein.

About running: "Some people create with words or with music or with a brush and paints. I like to make something beautiful when I run. I like to make people stop and say, 'I've never seen anyone run like that before.' It's more than just a race, it's a style. It's doing something better than anyone else. It's being creative."- Steve Prefontaine

Member Since: 9/15/2009

Fitness Minutes: 230,106

My Goals:
1. Lose at least 10 pounds.
2. Be healthier and happier.
3. Run some good races.
4. Spend some time in Greece and Italy.
5. Become more fluent in French.

My Program:
1. Read.
2. Write.
3. Love.
4. Laugh.
5. Run/Bike/Walk.

Personal Information:
68 years old. Born and raised in Rhode Island but moved to the Pittsburgh area in 1971 and never left.

Ran on state championship cross country team while in high school then did not run in college or for a dozen years after college. Started running again in 1984 with a goal of running in the Boston Marathon. Have run that 4 times and over 40 other marathons or ultramarathons.

Married with 3 daughters and 4 grandsons. 6 sisters and no brothers in the house while I was growing up so I am glad to have some young men in the family.

Other Information:
Love to read mystery novels.

Ever hear of my band Chronic Insomnia? And the cheery song "Put a Bullet in My Head" that I wrote for it? LOL.

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  • v no profile image HOMEBODY4EVER
    Kindness is free. Spread that stuff everywhere.

    HAPPY NEW YEAR from our house to yours. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    601 days ago
  • v no profile image HOMEBODY4EVER
    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

    This time of year is a truly wonderful and magical one and Christmas is a holiday with a beautiful spirit and traditions. One tradition is greeting each other with merry Christmas wishes. The spirit of giving, expressing love and gratitude and a celebration of life help to make Christmas a very special time of year. Blessings!
    607 days ago
  • v no profile image HOMEBODY4EVER
    emoticon emoticon "Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one." Happy New Year's Eve and all the best to you in 2017. emoticon
    966 days ago
    emoticon I see you are on the Appalachian Trail with Walking 4 Fun....

    Have you done the Scottish Highlands Trail there? That is a Virtual Trip to Scotland!
    I found it delightful...except for the bit reaching the highest point on the trail.

    1037 days ago
    How goes it Ray - Long time no hear...
    1178 days ago
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