I’m 65 years old, married, and live in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
I started running in 1978, at the age of 30, in order to lose weight. I ran for the next couple of years, completing a couple of 10K races and two marathons. Then life happened, and I was away from running for the next 30 years. I got back to it late in 2007, at the end of 14 months of physiotherapy for a broken femur. (I had been run over by a truck while cycling, and now have stainless steel rods and pins in my left leg.) I’ve survived two bouts of prostate cancer, in 2006 and 2010. I’m an Aspie (i.e., I have Asperger’s Syndrome).
I started barefoot running in 2009, and now only run and race barefoot. My favourite race distance is the half marathon, though I also run marathons. I’ve recently started running trails, and will run my first trail ultra in October.