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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 Run

Sunday, I wanted to get up early and go run on the greenbelt again before it got hot. Well, I woke up at 10am-ish and it was already 80. And it seemed a little smoky from the Saturday fire(s) in the area, so I did my 4 scheduled miles on the treadmill. 13:39, 13:00, 12:52, 12:45. My left shin felt really tight during the 1st 2 miles. I stopped and stretched a few times during those 2 miles. I guess a little bit of dehydration affects me a lot. I had a few drinks Saturday while watching season 4 dvds of Mad Men. And a couple glasses of water just isn't enough to replenish what I forced out. I will not drink so much now the night before the Sunday long run.

The BF usually runs 2.5-3miles when he works out. I signed him up for the Run For The Hills 5k so he can do it fairly easily compared to the Half. And so that I won't be alone slogging the Half. He wasn't real happy about running anything. Even the Main Street Mile last year. (he's a hypochondriac that is afraid of bad knees and gout) He knew that I was going to do 4 miles. So, he did 4.5. He spent Sunday hurting and limping around the house. LOL. He is in competition with me for some strange reason. And it is annoying.

How many drinks can you have before it affects your performance? Does your Significant Other want to compete with you?


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