How to make someone feel old
Ever have those experiences where you just have to think “wow I am old?” Over the weekend I had not one or two but three!
Over the weekend was the state dance competition so O and I had dance on TV much of the Friday and Saturday. Song after song was from 80s or 90s and a few songs I had even danced to 20 years earlier. This and all the Facebook conversations between all us “old” dancers was great for remembering the fun. I even watched some of my old videos (yes VHS) with O. Wow, the bodysuits (really, we call those onsies as moms), baggy jeans, high top shoes and big curls. Yes stereotypical early 90s!
|That is me on the right of the front row!|
Anyone remember this song? I danced to this in 1993 an 20 years later it was back!
Then on Saturday afternoon while I was at the gym to lift weights I overhear a conversation between a group of guys about their plans for the night. One replies “Last night I was home really early and asleep at 1:30.” What? That’s early? That is the middle of the night. I can’t remember the last time I was awake past 11pm let alone that late! Seriously I am usually asleep bu 9:30, but awake by 5am. Heck when I was in college the bars closed at 1am not this 2am thing like they do now, yikes!
Later that day I was updating my iTunes and noticed the “Classic Rock” albums and there it was right next to Jimi Hendrix and Neil Diamond, Pearl Jam’s Ten. The music I grew up with and own can’t be classic yet, can it? I mean I have even met Mike McCready (Pearl Jam’s guitarist) back in 2011. He was running the race I was coaching, nothing better then starting a race to Even Flow in honor of Mike running!. I first ran into him on race morning in the elevator and then again after running 15+ miles in hot humid weather, coaching my runners for nearly 4 hours. We were all relaxing by the pool and had a great conversation.
|My time with a rockstar at the pool in Sonoma.|
At least I looked much younger, right? So I can keep being mistaken for someone in their 20s, I mean I have never celebrated anything other then my 25th birthday ;) Yesterday talking with a friend at the gym, we were told by a 21 year old that we were almost old enough to be her mother...no way! But I guess I have high school friends who have kids in high school so I guess. Time to get out and race these young ones and show them we only get better and stronger with age. Honestly I feel better at nearly 35 then I did at 20!