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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…

One of Those Days

Well, today was one of Those days. It was cold this morning and all I wanted was to stay under the covers this morning. It was really hard to get out of bed. Plus, I have not had a whole lot of energy this week for whatever reason.

I had 5 miles of my schedule to do.  And I wanted to do it on the greenbelt. I parked in Julia Davis and I didn't expect the parking by the zoo to be all filled. Ugh. All of the BSU students have taken the parking I wanted. Oh well. I found a nice shady spot down by the tennis courts.

I did my 1st mile ok. My legs were stiff, my feet felt heavy, my knee was starting to ache, and my shins felt like they were starting to cramp. It was hard to slog along. I didn't want to walk but I just did not have the energy to keep up a jogging pace. It was just a day where my mind had the energy to go, but my body just didn't.

I felt like I walked as much as I slogged.

The 3rd mile my right I think, my Sartorius, I think that is what is bothering me. I had to look it up. It is always tight when I go more then a few miles. But I walked and and jogged and walked and jogged my 5 miles. My last mile, everything warmed up, and most aches went away except my Sartorius. My quads will be tired today. They were tight and sore since Sunday. I have a busy day at work, but the weather is nice and cool then what it has been. I will probably be taking a nap during my lunch break. Since after all runs now I have to get a nap in somewhere...

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  1. if you have a chance to add in some dynamic stretches before you start that could help with some of the tightness. It made a difference for me once I started doing it every single run

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