The big four-oh
"I won't last forever, but I'm damn well going to know that I was here!"
- George Sheehan
Well, I turned 40 today. Roughly halfway in the ultra of life.
Unlike an ultra, however, life seems to speed up as you go, whereas the second half of an ultra seems to take forever.
I have a lot I'm proud of (education, being a good doctor, husband and father, etc.) The regrets I have are minor (e.g. not developing a taste for wine earlier). If it were to end tomorrow the things I'd feel remorse over are unavoidable (not seeing my kids grow into adults) not anything I have or haven't done. I also don't think too many of us can say we weigh less at 40 than we did at 18, at least not 20lbs less.