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Idaho Potato Run Review

The 19th of May was the 40th annual YMCA Idaho Potato Run. I have participated in this race for the last few years. I think this year was the 5th time.


Last year, due to the high water and the river flooding, they had to change the race course. They kept it again this year, and I have to say that I actually prefer it. There is plenty of parking in the local business parking lots and you really get to see all the fast marathon runners finish before the 10Ks and 5Ks start with the staggered race start times.

I woke up early as there was some yard sales we wanted to hit. With a 10am race start, I felt OK enough to wake up at 6am and run around and hit some sales. It was totally worth it even though I had Krispy Kreme and McDonald's for brekky. Not the most desirable pre-run meal but oh well. Things happen. We found some really good deals (items to flip for profit) and our truck was full by 8:30am. A very successful yard sale hunt!

The half marathoners and marathoners started early in…

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…

A Birthday Cruise Bloggie Series - Part 5

Today is a Sea Day. I had wine last night, and wine to drink today. We had only carry on bags for the flight and I don't want to spend $25 for a checked bag, so I had planned to drink the bottles we had received for the wine tasting.

Nope. Didn't happen.

I don't usually get too sea sick. I got a little woozy at dinner first night of our last cruise in January where I could not eat. I took one Dramamine the first night just as a precaution and didn't take any else any other days. Today was grey and cold and cloudy. It sucked. Not how I wanted sea day to be when I wanted to lounge and sunbathe.
I got to the dining room for brunch at 11 am or so. I had my coffee and OJ and water. Then I could feel the movement of the boat. The swells outside were at least 6 feet high and it did not bother me all night or all morning. Something about sitting in that dining room just gets me. I really wanted my brekky but I didn't get it.

After however long of a wait, it got delivered a…

A Birthday Cruise Bloggie Series - Part 4

Here are the previous cruise adventures -
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Today is my Birthday! I am now in the bottom of a new age group. Do I quality for Masters status now? This is the Ensenada port and I booked a wine tasting excursion.

I had brekky room service for coffee, yogurt and cereal, and made sure to write on the order that today is my birthday. I was told happy birthday and guest services wrote a note and slipped it under the door. This was all I got for my birthday from Carnival. I was a little disappointed on this as I though I could get a discount on a Spa service or a free drink or something.

First things first. We headed off the boat and we got our PokemonGo stuff out of the way and hit the grocery store. We found out that you can't by tequila until 10am. It was 9:30am when we tried. We had to come back and buy it.


The prices here at the grocery store are actually cheaper then buying some of this stuff back home. There was a bottle of Chivas that is $15 cheaper then home. We…