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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…

My Next Races

I have been trying to get a bit of running in here and there. It was first there wasn't enough time in the week to get a run in. Now, I get to use the cold weather as an excuse. :-)

I am going to be getting rid of one of my jobs and sticking with the lower paying, but more enjoyable job. Only because I want to run more. That will leave me with cold weather as an excuse to not run. :-) Sorta but not really since I work at a gym with treddys and an indoor track...

I am itching to register and run a few winter races. TD5K and Struttin' For Stuffin'. I have never done a Thanksgiving day race and there are 2 in the Boise area that I want to do. Sadly, both start at the same time so that isn't an option.

I am registered for the Struttin' For Stuffin'. $2 from every registration goes to help a runner who's house burnt down while completing her first 100 mile race. 

I am so excited about the T-day race that I even bought a new hat to wear.

Turkey hat modeling is hard.
There is also a Virtual T-Day 5k I am going to take part in too.

thanksgiving 5k

I do have the Hot Chocolate 5K to do after xmas. But I wanted to do a pre-xmas race. I am signing up for the YMCA Christmas Run.

I don't think I did this last year, but the year before, which I did the 2 miler. I think this year is a good time to do this race again. I am not sure what distance to run year. 2 miler or the 6 miler?

And there is the New Years Day 5K. I got my first race placement at this this year. I have to see if I can do it again this next time around!

Are you planning any winter races?


  1. Cute hat! I've got a Turkey trot coming up then I'm not registered for anything until May. I'm being a cold weather wimp now too.

    1. Its SO hard to venture out when its so cold!

  2. I am volunteering for the Struttin for Stuffin, and planning on also volunteering for the hot cocoa run (gotta love earning free race entry's for later races!) My plan is 14 races in 14, so I will be doing lots in the coming year!

    1. Awesome! If you see me in my hat, say Hi!

  3. I have been stalling about signing up for anything this month, but I am just about inspired to do the YMCA Christmas Run. Maybe also the 10 mile variant of Wilson Creek.

    1. I've decided on the 2mi xmas run and the Wilson Creek ones I want to wuss out on since its always so cold.


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