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.

Sunday, June 2, 2013


Upcoming races for me include  two 5k's, a 15k, the Evansville Half Marathon, and the St. Louis Rock 'n' Roll Full Marathon. My initial goal is to run one of my 5k's in 21 minutes.  I have read  if you can run a 5k in that time in 21 minutes your odds of running a marathon in 3:30 are drastically increased. My big goal is to run the full marathon in 3:30 and qualify for the Boston Marathon.


To prepare myself for this I have stepped up my running.  On  5/18, 5/25 and today 6/2 I ran 10 miles.
On 5/20 I did 3 Yasso 800's and on 5/27 I did 5 Yasso 800's. I have work to do to get my minutes per mile where they need to be, but I am optimistic starting this early I can do it.

The reason I had to take a break from blogging was I got overwhelmed taking care of my girlfriend after total knee replacement surgery, trying to keep up with my full-time job, and running when I got the chance.
Pam is 6 weeks out of total knee replacement surgery and is doing well. She wanted to be at 3 weeks were the doctor said she should be at in 3 months. She did not quite make that goal, but her physical therapist and doctor both say she is doing really well. She has been driving herself to physical therapy, doctor's appointments and to the "Y".
I have gotten a couple of comments wanting to know where I have been. I wanted to let everyone know I had not dropped off the face of the earth and plan on updating more from now on.


  1. Excellent Art! You are my hero my man!!

  2. Hey, I like your blog.
    Track chick from letsrun.