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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…

Post-Marathon Recovery - Day 4

Yesterday was a pretty lazy day. I really felt the urge to get out of the house and go slog on the treadmill this afternoon at Ghetto Renew, but I did not.

I want to recover properly for my body and ability.

I focusing on re-hydrating yesterday. I consumed about 2 Nalgene bottles of water. I also had 2 mugs of green & white tea and a cup of skim milk. I also had a glass of Chardonnay with the BF. 

I had an hour massage yesterday. My therapist was ok. I told her to not dig in anywhere and focus on relaxing me and help move the lactic acid out of my muscles. She could have worked my quads a little more but I do have another massaged booked for next week at somewhere else. Plus, I am REALLY picky when it comes to my massages. 

My body feels pretty good on day 4 post marathon. The knot in my shoulder has relaxed. (Bio-freeze has never worked so well for me before!) There is very little muscle soreness here and there, but I am not as stiff and in pain like I thought I would have been following the marathon.

I have been taking multi-vitamins to help replace what is missing this week.

I will be going back to work tonight after a whole week off. I have a week worth of work to catch up on! I will be walking a ton tonight and tomorrow I will ease into a short 1 or 2 mile run.

I think I am good on my carbs in my diet. I actually want to eat a steak or some meat or something carnivorous and paleo. But I  had a ton of veggies yesterday. Salad stuff, broccoli with hummus, potatoes and canned corn.


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