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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…

Boise Running Groups

While I am still on my running/blogging/social media sabbatical, (aka i'm being hella lazy) I still want to have some sort of relevant connection to all of you. I miss all of you! I have a giveaway post that I need to just hit PUBLISH on (serious! It's been waiting for over a month!) and I want to tell you all what I have been up to (Race review! So much YOGA that my HANDS AND FEET have DOMS!!! Netflix obsession-I watched that Breaking Bad everyone is talking about! Job searching-blah! Preparing for the Fusion Awards!) But, until I get my butt back into the running/blogging groove, here is an update that I mostly stole from a Blue Circle Sports email, which some of my own info added at the end. :-)

From See Jane Run Half I need to tell you about!!!
There are many local running clubs you can join.  Some are focused on training as a group to participate in events, some are more focused on individual achievement and some run to raise awareness or for charity.  

Group Name: Boise Galloway Training

Meeting Times/Days: Saturdays @ 8:00am  starting July 20

Meeting Place: Boise (locations varies throughout season)
Contact Info: Louise Seeley at or 208-570-3682

Purpose or Overview:  
Boise Galloway Training is beginning it's second year in the Treasure Valley.  
Our mission is to help people improve their lives through running and walking.  Jeff Galloway's run/walk/run™ method has enabled thousands to train while still having fun and staying injury-free.
 Whether you're a beginning runner or fitness walker or an experienced runner looking to improve your performance, we can help you reach your goals.

We will be training for a 10k race in early October, City of Trees half marathon on Oct. 13, or any other half marathon in mid-October to early November.

Group Name:  Run 4 Heavens Gate
Meeting Times/Days:  Group training available (next team meeting July 8th 7pm Calvary Chapel Boise lobby)

Contact Info:  Dottie Bledsoe 850-8624
Purpose:  Run 4 Heavens Gate is a devoted group of runners that commit to running 4 half marathons in 4 weeks during the month of October for orphans living with HIV/AIDS in India.  The sole purpose of participating in Run 4 Heavens Gate is to fundraise and raise awareness.  100% of all funds raised are directly used to help those suffering with AIDS.  All runners pay for their own race fees, this is truly a way for you to use your life to change the lives of others!  We welcome runners and walkers of all abilities!  
Group Name: Treasure Valley Road Runners
Meeting Times/Days:  Saturday Mornings @ 8:00,
Meeting Place:  Marked long runs will be around the Nampa area as well as "dress rehearsal" runs on the course of the City of Trees 1/2 marathon, the group will stay updated on weekly run info via Facebook and email.  
Contact Info: Coach Nate Lindskoog email: Phone: 866-5960
Registration: Participants may register online or in person at the Nampa Rec Center up to the first day of the training session.  If you are unsure the group would be a good fit for you, PLEASE come join us for our first workout on July 20th starting from the Rec center at 8:00 for FREE. (
Price: $100 for rec center members, $120 for non-members. 
Overview:  The 12 week fall half marathon session is designed to end the day before the City of Trees half marathon but will also prepare members for other half marathon distances or help take their training to the next level.  Runners of all ability levels are welcome to join us but we recommend that you have 3-6 months of consistent running 2-5 days a week prior to starting a half marathon training cycle.  Our goal is to help you complete a half marathon comfortably by the end of the 12 week training period and help you set and reach realistic training goals in the future.  We exist to inspire, motivate, and equip you to love running.  By relying on group support and accountability as well as coaching feedback, we can help you finally meet your training goals.  

All runners will receive a training plan that can be modified to fit their schedule, with 3-5 workouts to complete on their own during the week.  Runners will be organized by pace on Saturday morning group runs and will encouraged to network with other members to meet up during the week for other training runs.  Participants should have a good pair of running shoes, a way to carry water (we will provide aid stations but members must cary their own container) as we are a "cup free" training group, and a basic watch with a start/stop feature.  Runners will also be given a digital copy of helpful stretches, nutrition tips, and race strategies to help them in their training.  Runners will also receive a (not sure the % discount offered) off registration for the City of Trees half marathon on October 13, 2013.  Other benefits include but are not limited to: awesome self-esteem, great new running buddies, a sweet runner tan, and the satisfaction of knowing that you are getting in great shape! Feel free to call or email coach Nate with ANY questions, I would love to talk with you about your training goals!
Group Name:  Boise RunWalk
Meeting Times/Days:  Saturday morning 7:30am. Various weekdays too, see web schedule.

Meeting Place:  Shoreline Park or Camel's Back Park
Contact Info:  Coach Steve  (208) 639-1434
Purpose or Overview:  Since 2003, Boise's most popular group training for walkers, runners and couch potatoes too! All ages, all sizes. Run or walk a 10K, half marathon or marathon after participating in this structured group training program. Group coaching sessions on Saturday mornings. We train for 10K, half and full marathons including Fit for Life, City of Trees, Payette Lake Run, Robie,  Famous Potato. Summer training begins mid-July 20. Winter begins December 1, and Spring begins mid-April. Go the distance and make new friends with Boise RunWalk. Couch potatoes welcome!


Group Name:  Trail Shu's
Meeting Times/Days:  Saturday mornings at 7:30am 
Meeting Place:  Varies, check website and facebook for more details on locations
Contact Info:
Purpose or Overview:  Our group is a group of people of different speeds that just love to run in the foothills. We like to have adventures along the way. Our distances will vary depending on what people in the group are training for. Our miles will vary from 6-8 to as many as 20 or more, just depends on what is on the race calendar for some.
We want anyone and everyone to join us for our runs regardless of how far you want to run...we have fun, plus the more the merrier.

Group Name: Boise Y Striders
Contact Info:Rich.Marion@BoiseYStriders.Org

Are you part of a local running group? Are there any groups that I didn't add here? Anyone want to start a Boise running group?


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