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Top Ten November 2022 Posts, #ICYMI

  1. Is the soleus pushup the key to health? Catherine has thoughts
  2. Tracy’s older post about the many shapes athletes come in.
  3. Women Fighters of the Modern Middle Ages by Diane
  4. Cate and menstruation in her 50s. Her post about it almost always makes the top 10 list. This month it’s the 4th most read post.
  5. Marjorie’s older post on keeping fit while healing from hysterectomy.
  6. Pain and the human playground, a review by Sam
  7. Catherine’s helpful post about yoga poses she can’t do and what she does instead.
  8. Elan wrote about how to organize a chill, relaxed soccer team.
  9. How Catherine holds it togeher
  10. Sam’s post on aging, activity, and myths.
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Top 10 October 2022 Posts, #ICYMI

First, Is the soleus pushup the key to health? Catherine has thoughts.

Second, it’s Cate and menstruation in her 50s. Her post about it almost always makes the top 10 list. This month it’s the second most read post.

Third, is Sam’s mini-review of Pain and the Human Playground.

Fourth, Marjorie’s guest post on keeping fit while healing from hysterectomy.

Fifth, Cate asks when do you speak up?

Six, Catherine can’t do some yoga poses. Here’s what she does instead.

Seven, Nat is thankful for her thunder thighs.

Eight, Nicole is riding her Peleton bike her own way .

Nine, Sam thinks gender is weird.

Ten, Mina blogged about head games and her peleton bike.

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Pretty autumn leaves

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Top Ten September 2022 Posts, #ICYMI

First, it’s Cate and menstruation in her 50s. Her post about it almost always makes the top 10 list. This month it’s the most read post.

Second is a seasonal favorite. First published six years ago it almost always hits the top ten in September. That’s Scorn and Fetishization of Food: Gender Norms, Bacon (mmm… bacon), and Pumpkin Spice Lattes (like, yum!)

Remember my dear at midnight September 1st everything will turn into pumpkin spice

Third, it’s Marjorie’s older post on keeping fit while healing from hysterectomy.

Fourth is Sam’s post on checking in one week after knee replacement.

Fifth, Catherine looks at more misleading science and health reporting, these stories and her analysis look at balance and morality risk. Hot tip–the truth is more complicated that than the headlines make it appear.

This was also popular in September and I approve. Horns improve everything.

Sixth is Catherine’s helpful post about yoga poses she can’t do and what she does instead.

Seventh, Amanda-Lynn blogged about gender, work, and finding progress where we can. I think that especially in September that’s theme to which many of us relate.

Eighth, Sam’s post about what three weeks after knee replacement surgery looks like, including a photo of her knee without staples.

Ninth, Tracy’s older post about the many shapes athletes come in.

Tenth, Sam’s older post about women, aging, and the cost of caring about your looks.

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Top Ten August 2022 Posts, #ICYMI

This list of most read posts will be familiar by now. Lol.

First, it’s Cate and menstruation in her 50s. Her post about it almost always makes the top 10 list. This month it’s the most read post.

Second, Marjorie’s guest post on keeping fit while healing from hysterectomy.

But the rest were (mostly) written this month!

Third, Sam reported on feminists having conflicting thoughts about Nicole Kidman’s biceps.

Fourth, Nearly half of British women don’t exercise? The Internet has thoughts (Bettina)

Fifth, Sam is checking in for August with all sorts of Big News

Sixth, Catherine’s 2022 Stop-Doing List

Seventh, Elan covers 10 years and 4 themes of FIFI

Eighth, Catherine considers pointless fitness goals.

Ninth, Catherine tried the sit-rise test.

Tenth (from 2020 and still going strong), My Metabolic Age is WHAT?? (Nicole)

the year legit went like jaaaaaannnnnnuary, febuaaaaaaaarrrrrrryyyyyy, maaaaaaaaaaarchhhh, aprilmayjune, july, AUGUST.
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Top Ten Posts in July, 2022 #ICYMI

At 53 1/2 Cate was still menstruating and her post about it is always on our top ten list. This month it’s #1!

Keeping fit while healing from hysterectomy, by Marjorie.

Catherine goes on a yoga retreat and still can’t do hero pose, despite everyone’s best efforts

Crap on the run by Nicole

Through A Different Lens: Seeing My Power Now by Christine

Christine

Women who care most about their looks have the toughest time aging by Sam, from 2014

Crotch shots and up-skirts, Sam’s post from years ago with the words in the title that keep search engines happy

Gracilis cramps: A new bad thing–yikes!!! by Sam

“Girls say they hate their vaginas.” WTF? by Tracy

Sam has thoughts about shorts

JULY grey on black Unsplash
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Top 10 Posts in June 2022, #ICYMI

  1. I’m 53 and a half and I’m still menstruating: is this a good thing? (Cate)
  2. Keeping Fit While Healing from Hysterectomy (Guest Post) (Marjorie)
  3. A year without buying clothes, shoes, purses, jewelry…Can Sam do it? (Sam)
  4. Riding Solo, Part 3: On Hills and Mountains (Or, Learning to Crawl, for Rob West) (Julia)
  5. Hate exercise? You might just be much more unfit than you think (Sam)
  6. One Way Bike Camping (Joy)
  7. Crotch shots, upskirts, sports reporting, and the objectification of female athletes’ bodies (Sam)
  8. Biking Accessibility (Diane)
  9. On Seeking a Second Opinion (Guest Post) (Alison)
  10. Fitness that’s “not really fitness” (Diane)
Photo by Irina Iriser on Unsplash
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Top Ten May 2022 Posts, #ICYMI

  1. What to do instead of extreme dieting to get into an old dress for 5 minutes on social media (Catherine)

2. I’m 53 and a half and I’m still menstruating: is this a good thing? (Cate)

3. Inclusive Objectification Anyone? (Tracy)

Image description: Four panels each depicting a 2022 Sports Illustrated cover from one of the four versions of the 2022 SI Swimsuit Issue, from right to left Kim Kardashian, Ciara, Maye Musk, and Yumi Nu. Image from https://swimsuit.si.com/swimnews/sports-illustrated-swimsuit-2022-cover-models-kim-kardashian-ciara-maye-musk-yumi-nu

4. Keeping Fit While Healing from a Hysterectomy (Marjorie)

5. I had a plan, where did it go,? (Amanda Lynn)

6. Why Nicole is not planning a big 50 challenge (Nicole)

Celebrating 50 with a piñata and balloons and beverages. Photo by NIPYATA! on Unsplash.

7. Riding Solo, Part 1 (Julia Creet)

8. Everyday is eat what you want day (Tracy)

Eat What You Want Day, featuring lots of cookies and cakes and pies

9. Sam has sixty in her sights (Sam)

10. Workout Selfies: Yay or nay? (Amy)

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Top ten posts in April 2022, #icymi

Cate is still menstruating

Marjorie had advice about keeping fit while recovering from hysterectomy

Sam tells the story of her sad knee saga

Nicole writes about things she doesn’t feel when doing yoga

Catherine reblogged an older piece about HIIT

Catherine also blogged about what to wear when turning 60

David, nobody cares writes Nicole

Sam is looking forward to a summer of micro-adventures

Guest blogger Michelle talks about compression leggings as an obstacle to exercise

Christine is the model of middle aged martial artist

Photo of a girl running down the road. Unsplash.
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Top Ten Posts in February 2022, #icymi

A white maxipad on a blue background with red beads as stylized drops of blood. Photo by Alexander Sergienko on Unsplash.

First, it’s Cate and menstruation in her 50s. Her post about it almost always makes the top 10 list. This month it’s the most read post.

Second, Sam asks if we should give up calling a certain winter sports hairstyle ‘slut strands’.

Third, Marjorie’s guest post on keeping fit while healing from hysterectomy.

Fourth, Dear Fieldpoppy answers, As a good feminist, what do I do with my body shame?

Fifth, Tracy reminds us that it’s Not too late to start Yoga with Adriene’s January MOVE practice #YWA

Abstract multicoloured swirls of red and teal. Photo from Unsplash.

Sixth, is Elan’s interview Inclusion on Bodybuilding and Gym Culture.

Seventh, Sam’s older post Crotch shots, upskirts, sports reporting, and the objectification of female athletes’ bodies.

Eighth, is Diane on children’s participation in high performance sports.

Ninth, it’s Martha’s post Recognizing diversity in body shapes and parts.

Tenth, Cate is counting.

Red heart on book page. Image by
Andrej Mitin, from Scopio.
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Top Ten Posts, September 2021, #ICYMI

The two most read posts in September are all about menopause.

Alexis’ review of the Menopause Manifesto was our most read post of the month.

And second was Cate’s chestnut about still menstruating in her 50s.

Third was Cate’s post/rant about media coverage of a doctor claiming that we all need to fit into the same jeans we wore when we were 21, or risk death by diabetes. Bah!

Fourth was another oldie, loved by search engines everywhere on crotch shots and the objectification of women athletes.

Fifth was Alexis’ review of What Fresh Hell is This?.

Sixth was Tracy’s 57th birthday post, reflections on her birthday, what it all means, especially during the pandemic.

Yellow and white floral cake. Happy Birthday! Photo by  Erin Schmerr  on  Scopio

Seventh was A Milestone & Kind Strangers (Guest Post) by Joy.

Grayscale photo of bicycle on grass field. Photo by  yagnik vasani  on  Scopio

Eighth, Catherine wrote about the 10 percent happier app a few months ago.

Ninth, this month Catherine blogged about new research on metabolism.

And our tenth post read was Cate’s story of softening her completist personality while bike riding in Bulgaria.