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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…

Semi-Miserable Monday

It's Monday. I have to go to work. And I think I am getting a cold. I have had a sore throat since Saturday morning, and felt feverish all day Sunday. A little bit of a running nose. Not something I want since I had a goal of not getting sick until after my marathon in November. I guess it is from the big change in the weather here.

I've been wanting to run all weekend, but I do not want to make this cold any worse. So I stayed in bed nearly all day and had lots of chicken broth and green tea to help this thing go away.

I did however make it to the running store, Shu's, and try on a few pairs of shoes. I had a Living Social deal to use up. I bought and have been wearing a pair of Brooks Adrenaline 11 for a few months and I sorta liked them but have never been totally happy with them. The ball of my foot always hurt on long runs and I always land on my heel. Plus I feel like the heel and the forefoot are disconnected, like there is nothing to roll your foot forward. You are either on your heel or forefoot but can't roll your foot from heel to toe smoothly. I don't know if that makes sense.

At Shu's, I did try on 3 pairs of shoes. Newton Lady Issac, Karhu (I think they were the Strong2, I felt like there was no room for my toes, but gosh, I really wanted them.) and a pair of Nikes.

I chose the Newtons.

I really felt like these are the winners for me. I just jogged outside the store a bit but I think these shoes do what I want them to. I want to be propelled forward. They have the cush and support I need in the heel, arch, and forefoot. They are lightweight. I am not a big fan of white shoes, but I will survive, since these are almost just like my Nikes I bought to wear to work. I hope I get over this cold soon and feel a little better to run a mile in these Newtons tomorrow.

However today, I need to take care of this yucky cold.

What's your favorite cold remedy?


  1. Linked to your blog from your e-mail sent to :-) I am a blog addict, so like to see what's out there!

    I have no idea what your running background is, so take my advice with a grain of salt. Be careful with the Newtons! Work into them slowely. They gave me plantar fascitis and I quickly ditched them. The gave my friend a stress fracture. Just know they work for some people, and not for others. Don't push it!

    I hope you feel better soon!

  2. Thanks for stopping by LaVonne! I will be very careful with the Newtons. I am planning a mile at a time in them. Today was just 1 mile in them but they are really going to take some getting used to.


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