Skip to main content


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…

26 More Days

26 more days until my half marathon.

And I am getting nervous.

The BF's family likes to talk about running because it is a safe topic to talk about, unlike politics. Everyone can talk about running. The BF's 12 year old son wants to run in races now to get in shape. I made him and his dad run the Main Street Mile last year and they both had a good time. We talk about how the BF's step-father and BF's brother ran Bay To Breakers a few times. (I have been trying to talk the BF to run it in 2012.) The BF's mom's BFF ran Chicago Marathon while she was dating a runner many years ago. She did it around 4:30. Never did another marathon after that.

But Run for the Hills is coming up soon. I feel a slight panic a little more then my first run, the 10k a few weeks ago.

I feel confident that I will finish, but I know that this is going to be even more challenging then my 8 miles I can slog through on the dreadmill. Which I did for 2 hours on Sunday afternoon after a night of drinking beer and vodka, eating pulled pork, and watching the BSU Broncos win against Georgia. In my running clothes because I was going to go do my 8 miles Saturday.... But a season opener and some beer got in the way. Hammer Endurolytes have to be the best hangover remedy ever when taken before bed after drinking with a whole lot of water!

Anyways, back to my nerves. Can I slog all 13 miles without stopping to walk multiple times? No. Will I be near the end of the pack of the finishers once again? Of Course. Will there be tacos left for me to eat during the post race party? I really hope so. Will I deviate from my training plan in 2 weeks just to see how I will feel after a 13 mile run? Probably.

I need to add a little more cross training in this month. I have been slacking on the weights and I feel my arms losing some tone I was doing really good of building up. I do have a much needed massage scheduled for tomorrow! Yay!

26 more days and I will be a half marathon finisher!


Popular Posts