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Here’s a workout challenge for all my fitness freaks out there! Feel free to modify based on your fitness level 🙂

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In the course of talking to my mom about changing body shapes as we grow older, I mentioned how great of shape I’ve noticed the older female triathletes to be in. My mom then tried to tell me that men do really well in their old age in such sporting events because they have more muscle mass and testosterone, but women don’t do so well. I, of course, took to google and found a stellar counter example: Madonna Buder, also known as the Iron-Nun.

Though this nickname may initially sound strange and even comical, you will realize shortly that it is the absolute embodiment of awesomeness. This woman, born in 1930, is now 82 years old and completed her last Ironman under 17 hours at the age of 81 years old. At the age of 76, she became the oldest woman to complete the Hawaii Ironman, also under 17 hours. Overall, she has finished 325 triathlons, 45 of which were Ironman distance races. Can you imagine the dedication that it has taken for this woman who just started training at age 48 and completed her first Ironman 7 years later?

So for anyone out there who thinks they are too young, too old, too big, too skinny, too out of shape, this is the end of the line. No more excuses. Get out there and find something to compete in, something to train for, some goal to reach. In the words of Ms. Buder herself, “Well, you know, as long as God is giving you your health, there’s no reason to stop”.

Here’s some more pictures of this amazing woman:

In short, the Iron Nun gives a whole new meaning to the phrase when she says, “I train religiously”.

If she can do it, why can’t you?

Articles/References:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madonna_Buder

http://news.softpedia.com/news/78-Year-Old-Iron-Nun-Races-Triathlons-112882.shtml

http://abcnews.go.com/WN/story?id=7671970&page=1#.T8J6nY6lDao

My photographer decided to edit me to look like a black and white comic book haha. Thought it looked kind of cool…Enjoy!

This is an easy meal that can be breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Even better, it’s packing 67 grams of protein! Here’s how:

-1 slice of Rudi’s Organic Honey Whole Wheat bread, lightly toasted

-2 eggs (cooked your way! I like mine scrambled)

-2 mini Babybel Minis Light (this is gouda cheese)

-1 cut up chicken breast (instead of cooking the chicken specifically for this meal, just use leftovers!)

-optional: salsa

Toast your bread, cook your eggs, melt one Babybell on the toast and one on the chicken, and pile on the salsa! Easy day.

Great Nike Ads

Posted: December 4, 2011 in Pictures

I absolutely love these Nike ads. I can relate to all of them. Athletes tend not to have “normal” figures, so to see Nike put out this line of advertisements that celebrates bodies that mainstream media doesn’t is really motivating and encouraging. Sums up my sentiments exactly!

 

Picture Post: November 29

Posted: November 30, 2011 in Pictures

Today’s picture post: November 25

Posted: November 26, 2011 in Pictures

One of my favorite pastimes is playing sand volleyball. Great cardio, awesome calf workout, lots of fun!

Today’s Picture Post

Posted: November 25, 2011 in Pictures