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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…

Running On Drugs

Today, I still had lower back spasms. I thought, hey, maybe I should take a muscle relaxer before I run. The drugs that I have prescribed, never help loosen muscles. But I was hoping for some relief.

I just got really sleepy.

I went out the door anyway.

I did indulge in a Starbucks Grande Iced Salted Carmel Mocha beforehand. Yum.

Did it wake me up? Not really. I was hoping to really push my long run to 20 miles today. Starting at 2pm with back spasms, there was no way. But I did do 17.59miles. Mr. garmin says it took me 4:44:35.

My travels were slow. Like walking 19 minute miles to a speedy 14 minute miles slog. All down the greenbelt to Lucky Peak and back.
There was a few times I was able to zone out. Nothing on me was aching. There were no cars driving by, no other greenbelt users. It was so peaceful and quiet. I really didn't want to finish my run and go home.

But it got dark and I was getting chilled. And I was getting tired eating gels. I wanted food.

And I made it back to my car and home.

I had my recovery milk, shower and gin and tonic. Now it is time for food and some stretching.

What do you do for spasming muscles? What sounds good for me to eat right now?

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