🏃♀️Fifty ways to menopause. I will run them all. Obstinately. 🏃♀️
NYC ‘17 🏅⭐️
BER ‘18 🏅⭐️⭐️
CHI ‘18 🏅⭐️⭐️⭐️
BOS ‘19 🔜
TOK ‘20 🙏
LON ‘20 🙏
Welcome, English readers at the Meisjes van vijftig. Which basically translates as Fifty year old Girls. We, ladies in menopause, are full of life, often have a full time job, kids, some even have grandchildren. That can be extremely stressful. But if we look deep inside we know that, what we call in Holland “have eaten most of our potatoes”. Scary isn’t it? We are halfway, if we’re lucky that is. Wasn’t it Bill Clinton, who said in 2004 “I have more yesterdays than tomorrows.”
And then I turned 50
My 50th year I decided to run the NYC marathon. Fifty ways to menopause. Something like that, but then running. And then it happened: the running fever got me. After New York I ran a marathon in Liverpool and then the BMW Berlin Marathon 2018. Soon I made the solemn resolution to run all 6 Major marathons. Reach for the Stars is the motto of Abbott World Marathon Majors. If I don’t do it now, then when. So my first year of Marathon running I ran 4 marathons. And I am still not done!
Please be aware, I am not a doctor. All I am is a woman with experience in menopausing. All menopausal stories on here are my own personal story. If you doubt your health, please visit a doctor, your general practitioner or even better a specialist in menopause.
My native language is Dutch, so excuse me if you feel my English is inadequate.