Thank you for dropping by to this “About Me” page, as you may be wondering, “Who is this “Old Fellow” anyways?”
My actual name is Carl. I am a 64-year-old Canadian, and happily married to a “kiwi” New Zealander. We have been blessed with 4 adult children, ages 30, 28, 25 and 24.
I am an avid Christian, and love reading and studying the Bible. There is always something new and wonderful, that can apply to my own life, and what I am facing at any particular time. I currently work part time as a school crossing guard at a very busy highway. Previously, I worked for a company that had me working on various duties. A typical day might have included pick/packing in the warehouse, building maintenance, or writing creative environmental posts for the company’s Marketing Department. The articles I have written for my work are found on the page “My Work Articles”. Our planet earth, and the environment is something I am very passionate about. It is wonderful to have had jobs to provide for the family. I also have had the privilege and honor to be a lay pastor for a small church congregation in the village where we live for 11 years. I am now doing pulpit supply in some other churches. Life is busy, but good.
With heart disease issues on my dad’s side of the family, and mental health issues on my mom’s side of the family, after 35 years of not running, I laced up the shoes and started to run, simply for my health. Running seems to keep my “ticker” ticking, and has been keeping my mind more clear.
The “blogging” part came quite by accident. As I prepared for my 1st Half Marathon in the fall of 2013, I set up a Facebook page, to keep me accountable to those kind enough to “follow” my page, and also as a platform for fundraising for the charity I was representing. I called the page, “The Old Fellow Goes Running”. Along the way, I added a few stories for fun. After the Half Marathon, several of my friends did not want me to close the page, but to keep writing (and running), and do not change the name. So, I listened, and here I am. After running several 50-kilometer sections in Canada and Mexico with the 4,300-kilometer Monarch Ultra in 2019, my writing definitely had a change of focus. I began to use my running to bring awareness for the environment.
So, I sincerely want to thank you for stopping by, do stop by again. Even better, why not hit the “Follow” button, and we will “run” this race of life together. Also, please be sure to check out the Facebook link.
Life is so incredibly precious, and whether you know me in the “physical realm”, or have simply come across this page and see my reflection, I pray that it would leave an imprint into your heart, inspire you, and make you a better person. Enjoy each day you have on earth, and live it to the fullest……God bless……..Carl 🙂
“The important people in our lives leave imprints. They may stay or go in the physical realm, but they are always there in your heart, because they helped form your heart. There’s no getting over that” ~Rachael Cohn~
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