I'm about to turn 43 & in a recent restructure at work was 're-graded' - that's a pretty word for being downgraded.
It's prompted something of a mini mid life crisis - my pride' s been knocked and for a little while I thought "I'm past it... and all my hard work was for nowt. I'm right back where I started".
You can put the violins away - in a way it's been good for me.
See, I was getting TOO focussed on my career - planning, working early and late..... and I was stressed to hell.
I haven't got a career any more. I have a job. Which made me think what I need to get is a life! So I'm doing the usual - spending more time and attention with my kid, getting on top of my finances (no choice there, with the drop in salary!), updating my wardrobe (it turns out there are alternatives to jeans and t-shirts...crikey) AND STARTING COUCH TO 5 k.
I've just finished week 3 .
Week 1 was much harder than I expected and my quads really protested! Week 2 not much better.
I've found Week 3 easy. Paced myself better. No leg pain - and I added a wee bit extra running at the end just because I felt like I could do it.
Tomorrow I start Week 4 and I confess I'm a bit nervous - suspect this is where it will start to be hard work!
Still I'm surprised by 2 things.
1) I can do it. Middle aged and a bit fat but I can still do it. Go me!
2) I enjoy it. Unexpected bonus, or what?!