My name is Theresa Rinehart and I am a 51 year old beginning runner in North Carolina. I’m also a student who recently went back to school to pursue a life long dream of becoming a nurse. I’m currently writing a paper on longevity for my Developmental Psychology class. I’m focusing on the power of running as a health intervention. I’m looking at the benefits to all runners such as feeling stronger, more energetic. and self confident. But I’m also interested in the benefits to female runners such as increasing bone strength and perhaps an easier transition to menopause. The problem is I don’t personally know a woman runner over the age of 65. Would you consider giving a shout out to those that read your blog or maybe you know someone who could help me?
Please feel free to pass this e-mail along. I welcome hearing from any and everyone who is willing to share what they've learned by pursuing running as an older person. Why do they do it? How did they start running? Do they race competitively? What are the challenges? What's been their greatest triumph? You get the idea.
Thanks for your help. Alma.