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Inspirational Words from 95 Year Old Ida Keeling

Last February I posted a video of 95 year old Ida Keeling breaking the world age sprint record. Here is an inspirational video of Ida with some great words of wisdom about getting old.

Generation Inspiration: Ida Keeling from Douglas Snyder on Vimeo 

Michelle Goes from 5k to Marathon for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Michelle Goes from 5k to Marathon for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Michelle is a dear friend of mine that I meet while she and her family lived in Colorado. What I found interesting is that Michelle lived outside of Boulder, Colorado (where you walk down the street and can’t help but run into an elite athlete), and it took her moving to the Boston area to be inspired to run a marathon. Not only has Michelle decided to run a marathon, she is doing it for those who can’t. Here is her story.

Michelle (center) running the

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Ida Keeling sets the world sprint record. . . at 95!

Ida Keeling sets the world sprint record. . . at 95!

Ida Keeling; the 95-year-old Bronx native set a world record at a track meet in northern Manhattan last week, running 60 meters in 29.86 seconds. She’s the oldest woman to do so, and a great inspiration showing the ordinary people can do extraordinary things!

Volunteering at the 24 Hours of Boulder Ultra Trail Race 2010

Volunteering at the 24 Hours of Boulder Ultra Trail Race 2010

24 Hours of Boulder 2010

For the 24 Hours of Boulder Ultra Trail Race I volunteered at the turn-around aide station, and had a blast! I hate to admit it, but this was the first time I switched places with all of those volunteers that have helped me get across the finish line in all the various ultra trail races that I have run in. I thought that I was going to get antsy watching rather than participating, but it never happened. I was really enjoying

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My Sister Laura’s Running of the Vasque Golden Leaf Half Marathon Trail Run

My Sister Laura’s Running of the Vasque Golden Leaf Half Marathon Trail Run

Laura (Hawaiian Shirt Ray’s sister) has worked very hard this season on improving her running gait/form and logging plenty of miles with the goal of running the Vasque Golden Leaf Half Marathon Trail Run. Working with her running coach Janet Runyan (my coach too) they put together a plan to accomplish running the Vasque Golden Leaf Half Marathon Trail Run. Laura was very flexible with her training program due to her military commitments and volunteering in the Dominican Republic after the earthquakes. She also trained after long

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Leadville 50 Silver Rush Ultra Trail Race, July 18, 2010

Leadville 50 Silver Rush Ultra Trail Race, July 18, 2010 Sun Rise at the 2010 Leadville Silver Rush 50 Mile Trail Run Believing in Yourself and Pushing Beyond Your Comfort Zone The Leadville 50 Silver Rush Ultra Trail Race– a brief description

The Leadville 50 Silver Rush Ultra Trail Race is a 25 mile out-and-back course that takes place on the east side of Leadville, Colorado. The entire trail run is above 10,200 feet and runners top off over 12,000 feet four times! It is run on old mining roads and jeep trails that wind

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San Juan Solstice 50 Mile Ultra Trail Race 2010

San Juan Solstice 50 Mile Ultra Trail Race 2010

San Juan Solstice 50 Mile Trail Run 2010

Ultra trial running in the San Juan Mountains doesn’t get any better than the San Juan Solstice 50 Mile Ultra Trail Race. This is by far my favorite 50 mile ultra trail run! If you are going to suffer, you may as well do it in one of the most beautiful places in America; Lake City, Colorado.

I am not going to write a detailed account of the course and my experience. Nor a detailed account about how the race

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