My Milepost 75
A memoir, coming 2024.
Sandra Richmond, PhD, is aging adventurously through her 70s. A late bloomer, she did not fully embrace her active lifestyle until her mid-40s. And now, despite having arthritis, spinal stenosis, atrial fibrillation, and joint replacement surgeries in both hips and both knees, she has walked dozens of marathons, half marathons, 50, 15, 10, & 5Ks, supporting worthy causes and happily motivating others to join her in these walker-friendly events.
In her late 40s, Sandra returned to the University of Arizona to earn a PhD in Management and Policy, and teaching college classes while she achieved her lifelong academic dream. After working in operations management at Quest, she pursued a second career in organization development at Walt Disney World and leadership development at Limited Brands.
An avid hiker, she has taken on the Grand Canyon over 30 times, the Inca Trail in Peru, the final 115km on the Camino de Santiago in Spain. Sandra has spent countless hours volunteering at the St. Augustine Light Station encouraging guests to capture their bucket-list dreams of climbing their very first lighthouse.
Sandra enjoyed a wonderful marriage of over 50 years with her partner, Arnie, who passed away in 2022. She is now forging a new life for herself in Jacksonville, Florida.