Monday, March 19, 2012

you know you're old when...

There are certain things I loved in my youth that just don't do it for me anymore...

For example:

Milk chocolate
Any food from Sonic
Loud music
Staying up really late
Going to the Mall to hang out
Midnight showings of movies... (okay I've only done that once and it was like last year, cough, cough.  But I realized I was old when I didn't want to do it again)

And today I realized another one.

Running in the rain.

I used to love it, I thought it was so tough.  It gave me some kind of adrenaline rush or something.  But this morning when I woke up at 6:30 (Aren't you so proud of me!  This is week two of being a morning person and I'm still at it!) and it was raining like mad... did I go run in the rain?

Uh... no.  It sounded like the worst idea in the world.
All I could think was:  blisters! wet socks! distracted drivers! slick pavement! soggy t-shirt!

So I turned on my beloved Jillian Michael's 30 day shred and sweat my little heart out.
And now I'm researching treadmills...just in case this spring is extra drizzly.

So what did you love in youth that doesn't cut it anymore?


  1. This is so funny! I completely agree with everything you listed, including running in the rain! I can't do horror movies either, now. I used to be able to, but I just can't anymore! (Which is ironic, since I'm trying to write a scary story--how does that work? :-p) Great post!

  2. I have just recently realized that I prefer dark chocolate to milk chocolate. Who knew? I've never liked it before, but now I love it.

    I would add roller coasters. Not that I don't like them, but they make me super dizzy now. Like my old lady inner ear can't hack it anymore.