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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…

70 degrees and rain

Yay! It was nice and cool today. Cloudy, 70 degrees, and some rain starting up when I left my house. Perfect! I had 3 scheduled miles to do today, which I did from Veteran's Park to about Lake Harbor and back. 3 miles = 40 minutes. Which included warm up/cool down and a short walk break in the middle. I felt good. My left shin started to cramp a bit when I did my walk break in the middle but my last mile I really felt like I could keep going. I was a little sad that when I started out, there was rain. But it ended in just a few minutes of my slog. I really wanted to run in the rain.

My10k is coming up soon.  Good news is that the race fees for that race are tax deductible. Bad news is that this week I am getting kind of nervous. I worry that after spending so much on fees for races this year, that I am going to hate running and be miserable until Christmas. The next 4 months is now dependent on how well this Project Athena 10k is going to work out for me. I am am not going to dress up for the race, but I am going to be all girly and wear all pink. If I can find a pink running skirt this weekend that will fit me, I am going to have to get it.


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