Thursday, March 4, 2010
Preparing for the Mile Post, Literally and Figuratively
I have been thinking it would be a great idea to write about my experiences throughout the year as I approach forty. As I have done in most things in life, I completely procrastinated. However, no matter how much I procrastinate, I will eventually reach 40 and then it will be too late to write about the approach. It seems that lately many things have happened to make the timing right to start such a blog. I just returned from skiing for the first time since I was 13 and at 11,900 feet. I just booked my ticket to Haiti for a chiropractic mission trip. Three friends and I are doing the Maryland part of the Appalachian trail this May. It seems that I am compelled to challenge myself lately. If this is a midlife crisis, it isn't so bad. I also am becoming acutely aware of the need to make the proper lifestyle changes to be physically and financially healthy in my future. I finally feel myself wanting to grow up rather than feeling pressured to grow up. I guess it is about time. So, besides all of the obvious thoughts that fly around in a single, childless woman's head about approaching forty, I would like to write about some of the adventures I have this year including the challenges, the lessons, the fun and the seriousness. So we start in March as I focus on training for my 41 mile hike through Maryland.