Welcome to “Sat with Nat” and “Weekends with Womack”

Tracy and I started this blog in  August 2012 to document our “fittest by fifty” challenge.

Back in 2012, we thought of the blog as a time-limited thing that we’d stop at 50. That would have been last August and September. But a strange thing happened over the course of the challenge: the blog got stronger right along with us. We’re both keen to keep carrying on. We love our community of readers, followers, commentators, and contributors. How fortunate we are to have such a strong group of feminists engaged with our ongoing dialogue about fitness and feminism.

We’re thrilled by our book contract, by our communities here and on Twitter and Facebook. We’ve also been lucky to have an incredible community of guest bloggers.

Some guests are more regular than others. And we’re about to entrench that tradition with the announcement that our two most regular guest bloggers are getting their own special slots.

If you’ve been following the blog for any length of time, you can probably guess who: Natalie Hebert and Catherine Womack. Natalie will be tagging her posts “Sat with Nat.” Catherine’s will be tagged “Weekends with Womack.” Here’s a bit of info about them:

Nat Hebert

I’m a self described fat feminist 40 year old mother of two teenage minions who loves her high energy life partner of 19 years. I love moving my body and sometimes do yoga, triathlons and dance like a fool. My next measure of success will be being more fierce and less fearful as I roll through my 40s.

You can find all of Natalie’s past posts here.

Here’s Happy Nat at the Kincardine triathlon:


Catherine Womack

I’m an analytic philosopher, retooled as a public health ethicist. I’m interested in heath behavior change, particularly around eating and activity, and how things other than knowledge affect our health decisions.I’m also a cyclist (road, off-road, commuter), squash player, x skier, occasional yoga-doer, hiker, swimmer and leisurely walker.

You can read all of Catherine’s past posts here.

Here’s Catherine and me mid-ride at Niagara Falls:


Here’s the plan (not set in stone): Natalie will blog every Saturday and Catherine on Sundays.

Usually I blog Mondays and Wednesdays, Tracy blogs Tuesday and Thursdays and our other wonderful guests post on Fridays

So that’s the new routine. Sometimes too we do Throwback Thursdays, featuring older posts. And sometimes I just have to say stuff cause it’s timely and then I just post away.

But the blog is meant to be fun and part of that fun is being flexible. We’re growing and changing and enjoying the ride. Hope you are too.

[This is the blog equivalent of a photo-bomb…a blog-bomb, maybe?–I’m thrilled to welcome Nat and Catherine, too!  You’re both awesome and I love what you bring! Thanks for joining us and here’s to Sat with Nat and Weekends with Womack. –Tracy]

8 thoughts on “Welcome to “Sat with Nat” and “Weekends with Womack”

  1. really happy you did not stop at 50! Your blog never fails to make me think about how my own actions, as well as those of others, contribute to (or detract from!) promoting feminist principals in the realm of physical activity. Thanks!

  2. Thanks Sam and Tracy, for this opportunity to be a regular active part of this blog and its great community. And I love all of Nat’s posts, so the chance to read her more often will be a treat.

  3. I love this blog – I even got my parner into it – she’s drawn in by the bike stories!

  4. It never occurred to me that you two would stop at 50! I’m so glad to see the blog expanding instead, and the weekends promise to be fantastic with Nat Sats and Womack Weekends! Hooray!

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