Relentless Spirit- The Missy Franklin Story

Melissa "Missy" Franklin is a highly decorated American swimmer (she actually has dual US Canadian citizenship). She won 4 gold medals at the Olympics in London in 2012, and 11 gold medals at the world aquatic championships (a record until broken by Katie Ledecky in 2017). Missy retired from swimming competitively in 2018, because she … Continue reading Relentless Spirit- The Missy Franklin Story

Turning His Life Around, And Taking Hospitality To The Next Level- Miguel Moreno

I don't just like stories about old geezers like me that are still shuffling along. I like reading about younger people making comebacks, too. The latest issue of Trail Running magazine (April, 2019) has the story of Miguel Moreno. He was involved with gangs as a teenager, and became an alcoholic as a young adult. … Continue reading Turning His Life Around, And Taking Hospitality To The Next Level- Miguel Moreno

Still Moving- A lot- Despite Osteoarthritis and a Hip Replacement

Yvette chronicles her journey in "Expedition out the backdoor". Among other things, she went on foot from Shropshire, England to Knoydart in Scotland ("sleeping rough" along the way) despite chronic osteoarthritis. Her ostoearthritis progressed to necrosis of the hip, and led to a total hip replacement. She and her family have since moved to an … Continue reading Still Moving- A lot- Despite Osteoarthritis and a Hip Replacement

One Regular Guy Writing about Food, Exercise and Living Past 100

Tony, who writes the blog One Regular Guy Writing about Food, Exercise and Living Past 100, shares my interests in healthy eating, staying active, and aging gracefully, as you can tell from his title. Only he’s been at it longer, blogging about it since 2010 and has collected a ton of useful and inspiring information … Continue reading One Regular Guy Writing about Food, Exercise and Living Past 100

Matt Cable’s Leukemia Comeback Story From “The Titan Games”

I’ve always been a big fan of “American Ninja Warrior” and, starting this year, of a similar show “The Titan Games”. What I like the most is the inspiring background stories of the competitors. On a recent Titan Games episode, one of the competitors was Matt Cable, who had an amazing comeback story. He was … Continue reading Matt Cable’s Leukemia Comeback Story From “The Titan Games”

An Inspiring Journey of Recovering From a Hip Fracture

Undine tells her inspiring story of recovering from fracturing her right hip skiing at https://hip-break.blog/. But it’s not just the right hip. This was her third major hip surgery. She had fully recovered from the previous two- for tears in the labrum of both hips, when she started out 2018 with the ski accident. The … Continue reading An Inspiring Journey of Recovering From a Hip Fracture

My Healthy Aging Inspiration- Clarence Bass

(www.cbass.com) Clarence Bass still amazingly fit at 80 (left), and walking with his wife Carol in the hills near Albuquerque (right) I have been reading Clarence Bass’s website for almost 20 years, and find it to be a great source of inspiration and information on fitness, healthy aging, and nutrition. He has also written a … Continue reading My Healthy Aging Inspiration- Clarence Bass