Fit to Fly (& Faster at 50)

Here's how we do it.

Get a Fitness Buddy (your life partner is a great choice)

Glenn and I have been training together for more than 20 years. Exercising together has a lot of benefits. We motivate and encourage one another, we spend time together, and it makes it fun (most of the time). If you don't have a partner right now, a best friend or a dog is great. Our dogs are wonderful running buddies, always eager to go, they always have fun, and they remind me how to be present. Groups like 'Wild Women on Top' are also excellent.

Set a Shared Goal

Ours was climbing and jumping off the highest cliff in the world. That sure got me out of bed and running for my life. The goal doesn't have to be that extreme though - a fun run, a challenging trekking holiday, a multi-sport event or an organised bike ride (one we love is the Spring Cycle in Sydney).  While initially it was our adventure goals that drove me, now exercise is its own reward. Days that don't begin with movement are never as bright as those that do.

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