Excuses

I did not qualify to compete at the 2014 USA Weightlifting National Championships held in early July. But I had a great excuse: I’m old. After all, I’m in the Masters division of this sport. The National Championships are open to any age and it’s filled with people in their twenties. I’m forty. And hey,…

“Happy Birthday to Me”

Janet originally wrote this post on her 60th birthday, and we are re-publishing it two years later on her 62nd birthday with an addendum. Read on: I grew up in a part of the country and a time where there were few opportunities for women to play sports.  Girls whose families belonged to country clubs…