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Barbara Blackford

Over 50 Athlete of the Week
Fitness After 50, Fitness Over 50, Hiking, Pilates, Strength Training, Travel

Featured Over 50 Athlete – Maggie Joslin

Meet this week’s over 50 athlete, Maggie Joslin, 67.

When you meet Maggie Joslin, you might not guess that this elegant beauty is a revolutionary.  But she is.  The daughter of a Detroit police officer and housewife and a product of a Catholic school education, Maggie broke free of her traditional background and set her own path.  She attended law school and soon joined a national law firm and became partner. She defied the odds and managed to balance life as a mother to two children, with the demands of being a partner in a busy public finance practice.

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senior athlete, challenge
Fitness After 50, Fitness Over 50, Marathons, Over 50 Athletes, Running, Strength Training

Featured Over 50 Athlete – Cherie Eason

Meet this week’s featured over 50 athlete, Cherie Eason, 54.

Cherie wears many hats – mother, wife, grandmother, litigation paralegal, runner, coach. Cherie began running when she was 40 to lose weight and get in shape. From those first struggling steps, her confidence and ability have grown exponentially. She has now run 23 marathons/ultramarathons and completed two 50-mile trail races, the first 50 miler to celebrate turning 50! Her goal is to run a marathon in each of the 50 states, and to stay healthy, fit and running for the rest of her life.

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Cycling, Fitness After 50, Fitness Over 50, Running, Triathlon

Over 50 Athlete of the Week – Monique McLeod

Meet this week’s featured over 50 athlete, Monique McLeod, who turns 63 in May.  Each Wednesday, you’ll met a person who is getting fitter after 50, and learn about their goals and how they stay fit. Monique epitomizes someone who has become fitter after 50, by taking on new challenges and finding  a new passion for adventure.  

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Canine Assistants, Charities, Cycling, Ride For Good

Cycling for Good and Canine Assistants

Welcome to week one of my 2,500 mile ride I call Cycling for Good! This week I ride to benefit Canine Assistants.

Each week, I’m riding in honor of someone who inspires me and others to make the world around us a better place. We all have heroes. Mine are my brother James, and my sister-in-law Paula.   This week, I ride in their honor and to raise funds for Canine Assistants.  You can read their story and you’ll have a chance to make a difference, too.

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