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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…

Who Ordered This Summer?

Yes. This is a weather whine.

I attempted a Tablerock hike. I woke up early (11am is early for me because of my crappy work schedule) and was out the door and at Tablerock before Noon.

Aw man. I didn't even make it to the top.

I was close to the top, but the heat sucked the life out of me (it was only in the 90's but expected to be 106 today) and all of the smoke in the air burned my lungs and throat.

I don't know where the fire is, but the smoke was worse when I came home last night. 

This was only after 2 miles. My face is still red after being indoors for an hour.  And yes, I wore white and had my Camelbak on with me.

Funny how no one is out on the trail. 2 people going up when I was headed down. I don't know how I did anything in the heat last year. Oh, wait, yes I do. I was on the treadmill most of last summer. I guess I am going to have to suck it up and hop on the 'mills again. Or somehow learn to love the heat and suffer outside.

Where are you running in the summer? Indoors or out? How is the weather where you are?


  1. I'm utterly impressed that you would even attempt to hike/run to Table Rock in the middle of the day with that type of heat. Go you!

    I hate running outside when it is over 65 which is a bit of a problem come summertime. I compromise by running in weather up to 92 or so as long as it is early morning (as in outside no later than 5:30-6 am). Basically summer running is just painful whether due to heat or early wake ups. I used to run on treadmills more but I can't stomach it for more than 6 miles now. Generally I run through my neighborhood seeking paths with shady trees for short runs and to/up dirt/rock trails in the hills on longer ones. Where I used to live, I ran country roads more but now it's pavement or dirt.


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