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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…

What's New In My Running World

A few weeks ago, I ran in the Race For Hearts 5K. It was an OK race. Very small crowd, which if they gave away awards I totally would have placed in my age group! Even finishing in a slow and sloggy 28:00. The race did have cool swag.

The CROWD! Pic stolen from here.

I went out too fast, my calves were cramping, and every time I looked at my pace, it kept getting slower and slower.

I don't know what a negative split is...
 And hello to Travy - it was awesome meeting you!

Since today is my birthday, (Happy Birthday To MEEEEEE) I am on the fence about racing the morning after. But Run 4 Garden City is a 5K I have never done before. I am in walking distance to the start line at Veterans Park, so I may do it. It won't be a very speedy race on my part.

Stolen from here

I was going to register online on Wednesday and it said it registration closed at 5:00pm. It was 4:00pm when I logged on. So what is Blue Circle Sports on Eastern Time? I thought they were a local company? We will see about registering at packet pickup. I now have to spend $10 extra. grrr. If I do it, I'll let you all know. :-)

I will be doing the 5K at the Idaho Potato Marathon on May 17th.

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mmm, french fried taters
I wish I could do the half or the full but Doctors Orders. No long distance running. I really should type up a post about that...

Anyways, that's the race update for me here. Share with me your latest fun runs. Any races coming up for you?

Comments

  1. I haven't been doing any running. Got to get back into it, but just got to settle my life a bit!

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  2. It was awesome meeting you, as well. Keep up the good work (running, biking, and blogging)

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