Lacing Up For A Midlife Marathon

Maybe it was the new $110 running shoes or a midlife crisis brought on by having turned 42. But one evening, at the crest of a hill near my Connecticut home, I noticed a different spring in my step. From that point on, I was a runner--not the jogger who had been slogging 2.5 miles a day for 20-odd years. Soon, I entered my first 5-km race and joined a running club.

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