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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…

Boy or a Girl

Ok. Let me just say that I am a female. I do girly things. Like enjoy shopping, paint my nails, wear make-up, and wear lots of pink.

Today, I did my scheduled 5 mile workout on the treadmill at Ghetto Renew. (5miles, 66 minutes, right on my target.) I was feeling good and could have extra miles because I felt I had the energy to do more and nothing was really hurting. No knee pain, no major muscle pain. I felt, dare I say, athletic.

It could have been the placebo effect of wearing something new and comfortable. I was wearing a new dress from Athleta. (If I take this whole running thing seriously past this next year, I totally need to buy more of these. LOVE THEM!) Black dress with black compression shorts underneath. Black Lunarglide Nikes and a black Adidas mesh cap. I love wearing everything except the hat. I think all hats make me look a little dykey. But it keeps the sweat and my hair out of my face better then a headband and I have chin-length hair, so a ponytail isn't a good option. A young boy was walking with his dad from Stan's and asked him if I was a girl. He asked his dad if I was a girl 3 times as I walked out of Ghetto Renew past them to my car. I was mildly embarrassed. But I know I look sorta boyish in a hat, but I have red fingernails and carrying a pink cell phone and pink Ipod with pink earbuds. While wearing a dress.

I actually planed on wearing this outfit on Saturday for the Athena 10k. This was my test run to make sure I did not have any chaffing or whatever. I just bought this outfit for the race. Now I think I need to just scratch that and wear maybe something a little more girly in color. Like this this skirt in the Jazzy Jam purple color with a purple top that I have that matches perfectly and maybe buy a colored visor instead of a hat or something. Gosh. I don't know.

I usually don't care how I look when I work out. I know I look bad, all sweaty and stinky. But now, I think I am going to have a complex about it from here on out.

Do you worry about how others perceive you when you work out?

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