40 Years and Having Fun!

An arbitrary to-do list for my 40th year.

I love Piyo January 2, 2013

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#4 – do a core or strength workout twice a week.

In the dark, chilly morning I headed to the Y for my favorite core and strength class – Piyo. Yes, it is probably just another fad class, but I hope it doesn’t go the way of tae bo too soon.

I love the combination of the strength and balance moves with the aerobic pace that gratifies my desire to breath hard and get sweaty. Pilates or yoga doesn’t have the same satisfaction for me. I have been taking this Piyo class regularly for over a year, but my problem is finding a second core or strength class during the week that I can squeeze into my schedule (or rather, my family’s schedule). The new Y class schedule is out and I might try a Monday morning strength training class, but that may be too much after my long runs on the weekend. I may end up trying a Pilates app on my iPad to have the convenience of a routine whenever and wherever I can do it.

Making an effort to get in a second strength workout each week should help to improve my running, which I need if I plan to tackle a 50k trail run this spring.


Happy New Year! January 1, 2013

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Day 1 of the year I turn 40!

I am excited to get started on my 40th year adventure. I have started telling friends and family about my list and plans for the year. Everyone has been supportive of my plan and most people think it is a great idea. However, individual items on the list are getting mixed reactions. Several people were astonished that I hadn’t gotten a professional pedicure before. In fact, my neighbor told me that I am only $25 away from bliss. Others were skeptical of my sanity when reading about my plans for a 50k (31 mile) trail run. And my sister laughed out loud at my attempt to catch up with my PBS pledges.

Yet, today is a holiday, so I just plan to relax with my family and start on my list in earnest tomorrow!



Turning 40 December 5, 2012

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January 1, 2013 begins the year during which I turn 40. This blog will be a journal of my year and all the fun I have celebrating 40 years and trying new things. To help myself stay motivated, I have drawn up a list of 40 things I want to do, try, and accomplish in 2013.

My late 30s passed with little fanfare. As a happily married mom of one daughter, I have become comfortable with my life as career woman, wife, and mom. Things became routine and easy. Now it is time for me to shake things up. Maybe it is my version of a mid-life crisis (blogs are cheaper than a sports car, right?). I don’t want to wait any longer to try some new things and change some old habits. This blog is a record, mostly for myself, of my 40th year adventure. Taking a challenge to push myself to tackle some new and amusing challenges.

Check out my “To Do” List on the right to see what things I have planned for 2013.


POOP Trail Run

Raising money for Oklahoma State Parks!

The Waterthrush Blog

birds, science, and other cool stuff

Oklahoma Invasive Plant Council

Facilitating education and management for protection of our economic and natural resources.

Sarah on Ice

Adult figure skater. Barely.

Oklahoma Biodiversity Network

Building a collaborative community to tackle some of the most pressing biological conservation issues in Oklahoma.

The Lazy Homesteader

The latest dirt from the Schell Urban Homestead

The Urban Runner

Running in one of the most crowded cities in the world. Now with 50% more camera, and 100% more twitter!


An arbitrary to-do list for my 40th year.

No Meat Athlete

Plant-Based Diet for Fitness | Vegan Recipes & Nutrition | Vegan Fitness & Running

The Non-Consumer Advocate

Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without

The Prairie Ecologist

Essays, photos, and discussion about prairie ecology, restoration, and management

Blog – Cal Newport

An arbitrary to-do list for my 40th year.


An arbitrary to-do list for my 40th year.

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An arbitrary to-do list for my 40th year.

Steve in a Speedo?! Gross!

An arbitrary to-do list for my 40th year.

another mother runner

engaging and encouraging you to run like a mother

Brian Loflin - Natural Science Photography

A forum to discuss photographic tools and techniques in nature photography