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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 Won't Break

I am going to fit in an after work 6 mile run in tonight. This afternoon I decided to work out via some Hulu videos. They have some Exercise TV workouts that I wanted to try.

I really hate doing squats and lunges. I know that they work quite a few muscles, but my knees are creaky. During one of the commercial breaks, I ran to take a glucosamine. I am not very good with taking pills everyday, but I guess doing this lower body workout and hearing noises come from my knees might make me remember.

I didn't think 20 minutes of squats was enough of a workout. I did the Upper Body immediately after. I had to make a few modifications because using 2 12 pound dumbbells was difficult/impossible in some spots. Mostly the Delt Flys and overhead triceps on one leg. I did like using one leg for some of the moves. Really worked the stability aspect of some of my muscles.

There was some jumping exercises that are mixed in at the end of a circuit. I always think that I SHOULD do low impact. Tap your foot side to side instead of jumping side to side. When I go high impact things jiggle and I sweat and I worry about my knees or whatever. But really, I think that it is an excuse. I CAN push myself to do higher impact workouts. I mean, I can slog on a treadmill for 2 hours, will a few squat jumps or jump to switch legs in a skater lunge break me? I am not a fragile little snowflake that will disintegrate if things are not ideal. I am not going to break. If I stay mindful on my form I CAN push myself and get the heart rate up a little higher.

I know that I may be a little behind on some things. But Hulu has Spirit Of The Marathon. I think I will watch it while I get ready for work. I have not seen it yet.

Have you ever been surprised at what your body can do?

What was your workout today?


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