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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…

Today's Workout

Today I did Sundays workout. I had to sit on my butt Saturday AND Sunday and finish watching Season 3 of True Blood and The Godfather Part 2 on DVD. I have never watched the Godfather and needed to catch up on True Blood. This upcoming weekend will be the latest season of Mad Men on DVD.

Usually I have coffee, oatmeal with a bit of whey protein and a spoon on PB. Then I try to force some water down and a multivitamin and a glucosamine & chondroitin. Then I have to wait an hour to go work out 'cuz I feel like I have a rock in my gut.

Not today.

Breakfast today was a Hammer Bar.

The carcass of my Hammer Bar

I felt fueled to work out without the rock in my gut after eating it. I could of had an extra cup of coffee but decided to just get out the door instead. I took a Banana Hammer Gel just to give it a try and as an excuse to work out a little longer.

I really liked the Bar. It was soft, chewy, easier to put down then a protein shake or egg and toast before working out.

I had 4 miles on the treadmill at Ghetto Renew. 13:30, 13:10, 12:35, 12:59. I have been using the Runners World free Smart Coach plan and my goal for Sunday (and tomorrow also) is 4mi @ 13:40. It was hot inside the building (as always) and I was dripping sweat before the end of the 1st mile. I think I would have been cooler running outside along the Greenbelt.

I went to the bathroom afterward to wash my hands, splash water on my face and suck down the gel.
I guess Body Renew doesn't have the dispenser keys for anything.

I swallowed the banana gel in 2 swallows. The taste was shocking because it was warm after in my pocket for an hour while I was on the treadmill. I have never had a gel before. But it was like eating a warm squishy banana. It tasted better then expected but real bananas are not the 1st fruit I would pick in the grocery store anyways. I could have finished my workout without it because I only did 20 min heavy weight training on my arms. I think it's been over 2 weeks since I have lifted and I felt weak today. Plus somehow I hurt my shoulder swimming laps 2 Sundays ago and it was bothering me a little doing some moves.

Now it is time for my 2XU recovery socks then get ready for my day at work. Ugh.

Do you gels or bars during a workout?


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