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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…

Nope. Nope. No Way. Nope.

I wanted to go up and spend some time on the Foothills trails this weekend. I really want to get some real hill work in, but I think I am going to pass and run up and down the 3 stairs leading to my front door instead.

From the Pulse Facebook page.
Seriously, ONE tick is bad enough but 80+?!?!


Last year, the week before Robie and 2 weeks before my 50K, I went up the Foothills with the new boy. We had ticks on our clothes. This was the first time I ever had seen a tick. I was kinda freaked out all night. Even though this was a year ago, I remember it very clearly. I don't want Lyme Disease.

Would you brave the hills if you knew there were record amounts of ticks? Even with DEET or Off?


  1. I continue to brave the foothills trails despite the risk of ticks. I do a tick check when I get back. As bad as they say it is, it isn't nearly as bad as a typical summer in the southeast. If it was bad there, you wouldn't even try to count... 80 would be considered a low number.

  2. I don't think I could do it! Maybe go up to the houses in the hills and run the streets?

  3. Ugh.. Ticks are gross. But I'd still go.


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