Last week I got my eyeglasses. Not reading though. I'm near-sighted -- I can't see well when it's far. So, if I want to continue to safely drive my car and not miss street signs or exits, then I'd have to wear these...
Thank goodness I only need to wear them when I'm driving! It took me a while to pick a nice frame. One that didn't make me "look old!"
After my 15 mile run last Monday, my body felt like it was run over by a bus...repeatedly! Normally, I would feel better after a day or two but I still felt tired a week after. Then I started to hurt in "new" areas of my body like behind my knees, my hamstrings and my back!
You know, I've always wondered what kind of a runner I would be now had I discovered this wonderful sport at a younger age. *sigh... I guess I'll never know.
I'm starting to panic! I only have 6 weeks to shed 5 lbs. before my first full marathon. I need to reach my ideal race weight. I've tried everything already. But after losing 4 lbs., I hit the dreaded weight-loss plateau. It's like my body is telling me she wants to maintain this current weight. Ugh! When I hit the age of 30, that's when my metabolism started slowing down. And I started to gain the lbs. exponentially.
I sometimes dream of going back to that age when I could eat anything I want and not gain a single pound. That would be around age 26 or 27. I think those were the years when I looked my best. Seems like light years ago!
I was much younger then and physically active being a dancer by profession but I was a smoker and I ate A LOT of fatty, processed and junk food. Strangely, I feel at this point in my life, I am my most healthiest! I quit smoking when I started running, I've been exercising regularly and have been eating the right food.
As you can see, what I'm talking about here is not about "looking" my age, but more like, "feeling" it.
Yes, age is indeed just a number. But a number --- or numbers that are slowly increasing as the years go by. Nonetheless, I embrace these changes. What else is there to do anyway? It sucks, that's for sure, but I'm just happy I'm still here and able to achieve most of the goals that I set for myself. And that I am still "somehow" physically and mentally able to do so.
Now where's my cane? Hehe!
- Do you feel your age?
- Do you feel more tired than your age suggests you to be?
- At what age did you feel you looked or felt your best?
- Any secrets you wanna share for looking and feeling young? =)