Welcome to Getting Fit at Fifty

My name is Art Davis and I started running in 2007 to lose weight. Check out my before and after photos at the bottom of the page. I ran my first 5K and 10K in 2007 I went on to run my first half Marathon and full Marathon in 2008.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Update For Chicago

Ran 18 miles Saturday training for the Chicago Marathon, I made it over 16 miles before I had to stop and walk. My goal is to run the entire 26.2 mile course without having to stop and walk. In order to accomplish this I have designed an advanced training program that makes have to run over 20 miles a couple of times before the Marathon.
I have decided to sign up for a Certified Personal Trainer course through ACE and it is offered here locally. I do not do very good with Internet courses, I seem to have this need to be held accountable.


  1. Way to go on your run! That’s hardcore wanting to push out a couple 20 milers before the big day. Make sure you rest up well for those runs! :-)

  2. You're good Art! What an ambition!
    I use to jogging but now I go hiking. Two years ago I did Kilimanjaro at 45 years old an now I'm preparing for Pico de Orizaba in Mexico.You interested? oviluc2002@yahoo.ca
    Good luck!