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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…

Going for 5000

I had to get outside today and try out my new shoes on a slog.

Plus I set my Nike FuelBand to 5000 fuel points today so I had an earn that extra 1000 points. 

I am halfway there at 2400 points. Earning 2600 points walking around at work is a cake walk for me.

I feel like I am in Seattle today with the clouds, 50 degrees and how wet it is outside. The greenbelt was so peaceful. Only a few walkers, a few men runners, 3 girl runners, some bikers, and a few others walking their dogs. It was so nice that it was basically dead compared to 2 weekends ago when the weather was warm. I didn't take my phone because I thought it would have rained on me. I didn't even take my ipod either. Just me and myself.

I did 4.74 miles with a 12:23 average pace.

Today, I really focused on my stride and how my feet land. I played around with different speeds and how I place my feet. I think that these new Brooks were easier to land on my forefoot on. But when I land on my forefoot, my speed, which I wanted to keep slow at 12:30per mile, I speed up to 10min/mi. And I feel like I use less leg muscles when I land on the front of my feet. Which felt like a better use of my power, to help conserve my muscle power. And I think that it was easier to run on my forefoot then in my Newtons. I felt like how I was landing on my feet, I felt like I was landing on my feet when I have ran barefoot. Which was comfortable and natural feeling.

One thing that wasn't too smart that I did today was go out and run right after getting up. Just ate a piece of wheat toast with HoneyPB. I didn't have any coffee. Or water. Just wake up and out the door. Yeah. Not smart. I felt pretty sluggish. Girlfriend here needs coffee.

Here is me drinking my 2nd cup of the day. As I write this. It has been a while since I have posted a crappy post-workout pic of me. :-)
How's the weather where you are today? Any green beer drinking plans for tomorrow? What was your workout today?

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