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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…

I COMPLETED THE SEATTLE MARATHON!

Woot! Woot! I finished the Seattle Marathon yesterday afternoon. There were 11,007 participants and IT RAINED THE WHOLE TIME!

 There were plenty of potties near the start.
 I started at 7:15am with the walkers because I am SO slow.
 The half marathon runners were on the left. Walkers stayed in the Express Lane (funny-huh)
 The temps were perfect but it was WET AND WINDY!
 I wanted to cry here because all the military were remembering who was lost in Iraq, and all the flags was very moving. Like, emotionally moving. Not because of the wind.They were saying motivations things, like, "We may slow down, but we never give up." I was really trying hard not to cry. I was touched.
 Devil hills on the last half. I had to HIKE up one. It sucked. If you look at the results page, everyone has Positive Splits. The hills sucked. I feel like a total badass with this hard course being my FIRST!
 The finish line after I crossed.
 My splits.

MY METAL!


A race report is here.

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