It’s time for Friday Five linkup with DC area bloggers Courtney at Eat Pray Run DC, Cynthia at You Signed Up for What?!, and Mar at Mar on the Run!

Each week Courtney, Cynthia, and Mar either suggest a theme for that week’s Friday Five Linkup, or leave it up to individual bloggers to come up with their own Free Friday theme.  This week’s theme is Five Things I Love About ___________________…


Thanks to a conversation I had with one of my MRTT running besties, Erin, yesterday morning, I immediately decided to write about the Five Things I Love About Being An Older Runner.


1.  I’ve met so many amazing runners over the years that every race is like attending a runner’s reunion.

2.  I’m not expected to PR at every race, but when I do, it’s magical!

3.  I have years of running and life experiences to share with my running friends, whether they want to hear them or not.

4.  Since I’m over 50, I don’t give a crap about what others think, and if I need to stop behind a bush, spit, or blow a snot-rocket, I will!

5.  Every year I’m getting a little bit closer to being that adorable little-old-lady waddling over the finish line, and winning her age group because she’s the only one in it.


  • Questions:
  • What do you look forward to as you get older?
  • What are your fun plans for the weekend? ~ I’m going to see the Nats play on Sunday!
  • Who’s racing this weekend?