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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…

New Gear - Running LED Light Running Belt

I have a fun new goodie that I am very thankful get to try out.

Its a Running LED Light Running Belt from my friends at Level Up Runs. I am so excited about this running belt because it fits my iPhone 6. The pocket is bigger then it looks in person, but when I start stuffing stuff into it - I can fit in a lot of stuff in something that looks so small. 

The LED light strip is nice and bright and very easy to turn on and off. I picked the red but there are 4 colors to choose from. I'm excited to wear this during the Auger Falls Full Moon Trail run this month and next, along with an evening race this weekend. Also, since I have been playing PokemanGo, this is perfect when doing some of the night time walks around the city. I already have the glow of the cell phone, but for extra saftey, the belt lit up really makes me seen! 

Level Up Virtual Runs only offers high quality products, if you have ever participated in one of our virtual runs then you would know about our high quality and very attention to detailed medals. The Level Up Virtual Runs LED light Running Belt was designed by runners, for runners. We wanted something low-profile that could carry some of our essentials while running but also something that would allow me to run those early morning runs when the sun is barely out or at night when it is completely dark out. The LED light has 3 options to it. Ultra-fast flashing, Semi fast flashing, and constantly on. The LED light is inside the colored fabric which is what gives the light it's color. The Level Up Virtual Runs LED Running Belt is fully adjustable to fit snug on your hips to prevent any riding up or falling down. The expandable and water resistant belt pouch can carry your big smart phone, your keys, your ID, and your house keys. Because of the LED light this belt is hand wash and hang dry only. **PULL THE PLASTIC TAB FROM BETWEEN THE BATTERY AND THE CONTACTS TO ACTIVATE THE BATTERY FOR THE LED LIGHTS INSIDE THE POUCH. 
  • 1 EXPANDABLE POCKET: carry your big bulky phones such as the Iphone 6 plus, Samsung Galaxy, HTC10, and more. Plus other essentials like keys, I.D card, bank cards, and energy bars. Perfect for running, hiking, or the gym.
  • COMFORTABLE & BOUNCE FREE: fits snug enough to always stay in place. No matter how hard your workout gets, this exercise belt is guaranteed not to bounce or ride up your waist.
  • 100% ADJUSTABLE WAIST PACK: features an elastic belt that's fitted with an adjustable buckle. The waist pack has a single expandable storage pouch. This belt is a one-size-fits-most for any waist size 30" through 40". Ideal for running, jogging, hiking, and gym workouts.
  • LOW PROFILE, LIGHTWEIGHT DESIGN: the running belt design, with 3" wide elastic belt and expandable pocket, this low-profile LED belt is designed for increased comfort during exercises.
  • WATER RESISTANT EXERCISE BELT: made with polyester with special stretch mesh gusseted pocket. In addition, the running belt has a waterproof zipper for extra all-weather protection and safety for your valuables and essentials.
 If you are interested in getting your own, and I hope you do, you can do so on You can also use code RCE5FGY8 for 50% off! This is SUCH a deal!
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What sort of light up gear do you use? 


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