Featured in Better Homes and Gardens Magazine

June 21, 2014

in Featured in Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, Fitness, Running

Uhhhh…yes, you read that correctly.  Little ‘ole me, from a little spot on a country, dirt road, featured in a national magazine.  Can you say cra cra!?

Several months ago, a freelance writer from Better Homes and Gardens magazine emailed and asked if she could write a success story feature about me running my first 5k after 40?  Being the skeptic I am, I had to do some internet searching to make sure this was legit.  Wouldn’t you?!  ‘Cause here’s a reminder…it’s just me and my husband who run together a few times a week on a country dirt road..simply to get some exercise and spend time together.  I’ve never even considered myself a “real runner”.  I don’t run fast, I don’t run very far and I don’t have a wall decorated with hundreds of running bibs and medals.  Again, this is just me we’re talking about here.

So after realizing this was the real deal, I obviously obliged her request and we set up a phone appointment for an interview.  Have I mentioned how crazy this is!?  During the interview I felt like I rambled on and on, making no sense whatsoever, to which she reassured me she wanted to know as much information as she could learn so she could write a complete story.  And after 45 minutes she probably found out more than she want evvvver wanted to know about me!  :)

So, if you have a extra minute or make a trip to the bookstore, and if you wander on back to the publications section, you may find an article about a 40 something year old woman who runs.  Yes runs. Even if it’s slow, even if it’s not very far and even if it’s just on a dusty old dirt road.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...



It was not until her 40's that Sam began her real fitness journey. "As a cancer survivor I had to learn the hard way how the foods I was eating was hurting my body". In just a few short years, Sam has become a Certified Personal Trainer, business owner and Health & Weight Loss Coach, teaching hundreds of women how to live their best, older life.On her blog, she shares real-life weight loss tips, nutrition tips, workouts and snapshots of her life with her husband, children and furry children (aka two dogs, a cat and a handful of chickens). Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @teamsamfit and be sure to join the TeamSam eNews group so you never miss a post!

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kendra Wexler June 21, 2014 at 11:15 am

Way to go. I totally understand our you feel. I’m a 50+ yr old who only took up running the summer of 2012. I to do not run fast. I know your so proud! So way to go!! Be proud! A run is a run, the speed doesn’t matter 😉


2 caren June 22, 2014 at 10:02 pm

congratulations! that’s awesome!


3 Samantha June 23, 2014 at 8:37 am

Thanks Caren!


4 Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie June 23, 2014 at 9:51 am

That is so awesome! Congratulations!


5 Stacey June 23, 2014 at 12:51 pm

I read the article which is how I found your blog! I am a 51 year old woman who just took up running last year. I’ve run several 5Ks now and signed up for my first 10K in Sept. I run slow too and if I can do it, anyone can.


Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: