*I mean, let’s be honest. I’m Fit Over 50!
I’m an Instagram fitness model! At 51! Check it out.
I got featured on 40isthenew20fit, an Instagram fitness page profiling fit people over 40 years old. Hopefully this encourages you — especially my peers — to live a healthier lifestyle. Growing up I didn’t really see Asian/brown girls playing sports, either in real life or in media. Luckily, my family was not the typical Filipino-American family, and I got to perform at piano recitals AND run track. Fast forward, and it is pretty awesome to still be athletic and running well at 51. Running is predominantly a white sport, but I am here to tell you it doesn’t have to be, and it’s a great way to stay fit and is way cheaper than therapy. So if you want to know if brown girls run — Yes.We.Do.!
Thanks to my trainer @2ndwindstudios for never letting me use my age as an excuse.
“Only the disciplined ones in life are free.”
NAME: Mary @marylhammond
CITY: Los Angeles, CA
BACKGROUND: Mary is a Boston Marathon Qualifier, Vegan, Traveler, and Activist. She says “I have never bought into the story that ‘I don’t have time’ to be fit. My health is one of my top priorities — it gives me the energy, clarity, and mindset to perform at my job, live well, and do the activities that give me joy. One of those is traveling, and I have had the good fortune to run in locations as diverse as Paris, Cuba, and Singapore and experience these places in a unique way. Now at 51, I enjoy still training at a high level and being semi-competitive in running by winning my age groups in local 5Ks and 10Ks. I hope to encourage people that it’s not too late to begin an active and healthy lifestyle. Just start somewhere, and start today. The best is yet to come!”