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That Awkward Age

Saturday, February 08, 2014

February is a weird month for using the cardio equipment at the gym. Well, for me anyway. I mean, because it's my birthday month. So every time I do the part where I enter my age and weight, I become all too acutely aware that that (age) number is going to change. Really soon now.

And right now it's even stranger, because I am coming up on a weird birthday. It's the seven squared birthday. That's right, 49. My last chance to still be in my first half-century.

I'm changing my mind about aging. I don't think I embrace it quite as readily as I did before. That grey at my temples that I convinced myself was distinguished? Now it just feels like I need to make a salon appointment, stat!

I think it will be better when I hit the big five-oh. Seven squared is such an awkward age.
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    Enjoy 49 and prepare to embrace 50. I hit the big 5-0 in 2013 and have to say my approach was to laugh and say hey, I am only half way to 100 :). Seriously, think about all you have accomplished and what about your level of fitness. I think I am more fit than I was at 25 (which was half way to 50). Spark on!
    2444 days ago
    I have to tell you that the absolute hardest age for me was 50. Everything after that was a cake walk, except for a couple of twinges at 65 when I retired -- although I kept thinking "what's next?" and the only thing I came up with was that last great adventure.

    Oh yeah, that was morbid!

    You are young at 49 and young at 50 and will still be young at 65. It's in your mind rather than a number. Sort of like the scale.

    In my mind, I will always be a tall, willowy women with long straight "princess" hair. No matter what my mirror tells me.

    2447 days ago
    Enjoy it. I was 49 for 4 years and loved it. Now I've decided to be 52 for a few years. It just feels good. emoticon
    2447 days ago
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