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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…

Pre-Race Friday!

Woot woot! TGI FREAKIN F!

This week was rough. Tears at work on Tuesday because I got thrown into a job that was neglected for the last 4 months. And they are doing construction on the building, so breathing in all the construction dust isn't doing my lungs any favors. Headaches everyday and a huge knot in my shoulder I can't get rid of. I was hella overwhelmed, but thankfully my 8 miler on Wednesday sure helped me calm down.

Although I spent quite a bit of time searching for a new job on Thursday. 

The highlight of my week is a Valentine's Day themed race on Saturday. I am so looking forward to the Run 4 Luv race.

Race swag. Candy!!!
I am doing the 10K. And my scheduled long run for the day is 24 miles!!! Will I PR at the 10K? I don't know. If you would have asked me a month ago, I would have said yes. I planned on PRing and getting at least a minute or two or more faster. But after being sick all last week and my lungs not happy, who knows what Saturday morning will bring.

I do know what my Friday will bring.

I only have to spend 4 hours at work. 

I treated my friend to an early birthday lunch. And I got a hug after. We needed the hug.

I got a Williams Sonoma order I placed a day earlier then expected.

I have a free pizza coming from Papa John's.

I like pizza before my races. I like free pizza even better.

I will be having a couple of giveaways coming soon for all of you! Hopefully you are a blog and twitter follower!

My garmin is charged. My race gear is all laid out - including my new red sparkle skirt! My alarm clock is set for the morning. Coffee pot is set and ready. 

All this means this week really isn't all bad.

Are you doing a V-Day themed race this weekend? What do you like to eat on the day before a race or real long run?


  1. I hope you start to feel better by tomorrow morning so you can get the PR you hoped for. I am not running a Valentine's Day race but now I'm wishing I would have looked for one if candy is involved. :) Good luck tomorrow!

  2. Good luck! I am not doing a valentines themed race this year. The race in town is going to be tomorrow. I have my 5K PR on it so I was a little bummed at first when I didn't register.

  3. Have fun at the race and good luck! I'm rooting for you ;-)


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