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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…

Sunday's Long Run

So, I drank a little too much last night. I am going to make that my last bit of drinking alcohol for 2 weeks. (well, I may have a glass of wine with dinner tonight if the BF's parents have drinks available) I did wake up this morning a little dehydrated, but I had to run. I turned on the coffee pot and had a Mango Hammer Fizz to help with my self-imposed dehydration. 1.5 cups of coffee, a Fizz, a few glasses of water, a Hammer gel later, I was ready to go.

I was only scheduled to do 4 miles, but I have a lot of nerves regarding this 10k coming up. So I did 6.2 miles to ease my mind. I will be doing it on maybe 4 hours of sleep, since I work swing shift and don't really want to take the night off of work. (and being slightly hungover mimics lack of sleep, right? lol) But I did the 6.2 in less then 90 minutes. Doing this workout really helped take the pressure off of my mind. I expect to eat maybe just a gel and a cup of coffee when I get up and then head out to the race. I know what time goal to shoot for and how I will feel afterward. I expect about the same time if not a bit better on the 20th. I know I will take less walk breaks because it won't be so hot at 8am compared to noon. I do not like the heat.

I did my slog on the greenbelt from the zoo to past the golf course towards Barber Park and then back. What I noticed on these past few jaunts were that the users on the east end are less friendly then the west end users- even though there are more users. I had 3 people wave, say Hi, or smile today and 1 was a Boise PD bike cop, so I don't think he should count. On the west end on the past few slogs, nearly everyone I pass wave or say Hi. This is just something I find a bit strange. I even painted my nails yesterday so when I wave today, I would not have chipped nails, but nice shiny perfect red polish.

Do you acknowledge others when you pass them? I really don't mind waving but saying Hi is sometimes a little hard when my mouth is dry and I am breathing hard.


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