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Aging and My Mid-Life Crisis

I can't believe that I am now 40. It sounds SO OLD. But I don't feel like I should be THAT old. Its depressing. I think I'm having a harder time accepting this then I did for when I turned 30.

It's scary. To be frank and a little macabre, you have to start planning for end of life stuff. There is a lot I have yet to do with my life. But to be planning old people stuff, its scary.

How much longer am I going to live? How can I do this the healthiest that I possibly can? Should I buy life insurance for my other half and I? How can I increase our retirement savings. (Going on a cruise a couple times a year is not helping with that savings.) At what age should I sign up for AARP?

I had one friend die of Pancreatic cancer this past year. It hit him hard and sadly fast. I had another friend in November pass due to complications with pneumonia and his diabetes. I seen him in the store a week or two before he passed and he was out of it. I googled both their names when I did n…

My Race Entries for 2011

This year I signed up for 2 running races and I may sign up for a 3rd. Actually my New Years Resolution was to run in 3, with one being the Main Street Mile. Which I did not do because I had to work on the Friday evening that it was held on. (Stupid Job)

In January, I was one of the first people to mail in the registration form for the Seattle Marathon. My fat butt has never been a runner, but after reading many books about running and even watching inspiring movies about running, I feel like I could and will be a runner.

Last week, I got a wild hair and signed up for a Half Marathon - Run For The Hills , just 'cuz I wanted to get a race in before the Seattle. It sounds like the Director knows what she is doing. Despite it being in Fruitland, Idaho. They will have oranges and bananas at every water station,  Hammer Nutrition gels, and Cytosport for the sports drink. Thank goodness it is not Powerbar. Since Powerbar is in Boise, it seems they are involved with every race in the area. Nice to see another company involved with events.

I have never entered in a running race. I have volunteered in the City of Trees Marathon a few years ago as a massage therapist giving runners massages after they finished running. I may decide that I want to run the City of Trees Marathon, but just the Half. It is the week after Run For the Hills. With me not much of a runner (I am a Slogger- Slow Jogger) I do not know if I will have a knee blowout, or missing toenails, or something else horribly painful that will ruin my Seattle trip. Plus, I think that the course looks boring.

The YMCA Christmas Run is in December, I am seriously thinking about that. I think I like the course a little more then the COTM, but I don't like the cold. So, we will see what happens if I enter or not.

Do you run in the area? Do you do multiple events in a month?  Are you a beginning runner?


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