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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…

Race To Robie Creek Packet Pickup

I have never done Robie Creek before and, like a rookie, I didn't know what to expect. Packet pickup was at 5pm today. I have to be at work at 5pm. I was a half hour late, which I told my boss I was going to be late 2 weeks ago. All is cool on the work front.

I got in line at 4:45. The line went down and around the block. Dang! I shoulda came earlier & I am glad I had put an hour on the meter.

The line moved quickly after 5. I was surprised with the amount of people there waiting in the rain.

There was an Idaho Dance Theater dude, Yurek Hansen, he was performing on the corner. I shoulda taken a pic but I was actually moving in the line.

We went downstairs to pick up our bib numbers. Just a short wait and into another line to go upstairs. Got our packets with coupons and a bumper sticker in it from Shus- which I need something to stick it on because I don't want it on my car. No samples in the packet. I got my socks, which one of the ladies told me I didn't pre-order. Oh, I did and I have my receipt. Oh look, they found my name. Don't get me all worked up, now!

Free Red Bulls were there and I grabbed an icy Sugar Free one. Every time I think Red Bull I think vodka. Is this just a me thing? There was beer and some snacky things for sale. Wish I didn't have to go to work otherwise the lush I am woulda grabbed a beer.

All this took less then 15 minutes. I was pretty impressed with the speed and ease of going from station to station getting our goodies.

On another note, I am in love with Brooks. I didn't notice this when I took my shoes out of the box but I got a plantable card that has wildflower seeds in it. So freakin' cool - and I needed some flowers for one of my planters outside. Woo-hoo!

PS Boise peeps - don't forget to watch for my See Jane Run free entry contest soon! Soon, I say!


  1. Can't wait to hear about your race! PS- I am lush that would have gone for the beer too! :-)

  2. Whoa look at that line!!!! I like yours shoes too! I tried brooks once, though, and the pair I had gave me the first shin splints I ever had! :(


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