I have a lot to gain from cycling the Atlantic Coast. I’ll get more fit. Have a challenge and the adventure of a lifetime. See the country on bike time. Meet great people. But I want to do more.
I want to take this opportunity to raise awareness and funds for some charities that mean a lot to people who have made life better for me and others around them.
Each week, I’ll ride in honor of someone who has inspired me. I’ll introduce you to them and tell you about a charity that is their cause. And you’ll have a chance to make a difference.
Want to start a fitness program, but don’t know how to begin? Below are 11 tips for getting fitter after 50 (or at any age, for that matter!) Each week for the next 11 weeks, we’ll explore one of these tips in greater detail.
My name is Barbara Blackford and I’m a “recovering” lawyer who found a passion for fitness after age 50. In this blog, I’ll share some of my fitness adventures with you and introduce you to people who inspire me, plus I’ll share tips and advice on getting fitter after 50.
A Love Affair Begins
I love to ride my bicycle and a good cycling tour! Few things compare to a beautiful day of riding through the rolling hills of North Georgia, endorphins surging, with a cool breeze blowing across your face; it’s pure, unadulterated joy! Add that to my fascination with epic journeys and a cross country cycling tour quickly earned a spot on my personal challenge list.