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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…

New Year, New Races

I finally got around to paying my race fees today for the YMCA Christmas Run and New Years Day 5K.

Looks like I will be taking this running thing into my 2nd year. 

 $55 total for both races. I don't really think that a 2.5 mile run and a 3.1 mile run is really worth $55. That is like spending $10 A MILE. Especially when I don't have a chance of being fast enough to being in the top 3, sometimes race fees are just not worth it.

They probably will be giving out a cheap, white, cotton race shirts that will be going to the thrift store.

There is no way that I will be eating $55 worth of bagels after the races either.

Despite being a Scrooge, Grinch, cheapskate, I want to participate.

Actually, I want another reason to wear my Sparkle Skirt, again. The pic above is my plan to wear on the 17th, (orange North Face fleece, capris, BSU knee high socks) but with gloves, and a blue & orange BSU hat. Not sure if I will go with a blue & orange santa hat, or a knit hat, or beanie, but it will be a warm blue & orange something. Have yet to decide on the Brooks or Newtons for running shoes. Everyone will be dressed as something Christmas themed - angels, jesus, grinch, santa, elves. I have to be warm and stand out in a swarm of red, white and green.

As for the New Years Day run, I have no idea what to wear for that one yet. I have to figure something festive and fun.

Have you started getting ready for races in 2012? I would like to do the Provo marathon, as it is right before the BF's and my birthdays.


  1. very cute outfit!
    Race fees are getting ridiculous. There's really nothing under $30 for 5k or less around here. Let's hope lots of that goes to charity. Some running clubs are starting their own no-swag $10 races.


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