Now you can upload your story and photos. Be an inspiration to those interested in fitness and a physical life. People want to hear about your athletic success or progress toning muscles. Go to the blue “WRITE YOUR STORY” page button to learn how your sports achievements can be up on the site.

My name is Ira, and on my 68th birthday (4/09) I decided to make a six-pack. I have always been a strong believer in good health. But I disliked exercise. In June 2007, I started playing tennis and joined a gym for the first time. A shoulder injury (too many pull ups and chin ups) ended the gym sessions after two years, but I also began playing squash in the summer of 2009. I get plenty of cardio on the courts.

All the years I’d been busy making a living, I didn’t realize that millions of people were working out regularly and challenging themselves athletically after work and on weekends. I was awed with some of the accomplishments I heard about. So I started this site: to share tales by ordinary people who love recreational sports; to describe their activities, so that you can learn how to do them yourself; and to talk about health, fitness, diet and acquiring skills and attitudes that will enhance your performance and many other parts of your life.

Don’t hesitate to comment on any post or email me at ira@irasabs.com