Yup, it’s my 40th birthday. Not sure how that happened. Seems like it was just the other day when I was a kid in a party store looking at all the “over-the-hill” gag items. I remember thinking that that was like a million years away. Haha, it’s a lot closer now.
I was reading an article recently about how people tend to make major life decisions as they approach the end of a decade. For example, they said as you reach the age of 30, 40, 50, etc. you have a higher rate of suicide, or signing up for a marathon.
Well, I’d kind of like to keep on livin. So I guess I’ll choose the running option. Even though I’ve run some marathons, I’d like to run more…only faster!
And yes, my birthday does fall the day after St. Pats. Which sounds cool, but in reality everyone is too worn to want to do any more partying. That’s ok though, I can kind of combine them.
We’ll be celebrating later, but I’m not exactly sure what the party plans are yet. But I do know this, I need a cake hat like the boy had at his birthday.
The good news is that I’m now in a new racing age group! Hopefully I can be competitive!
In addition, it was pointed out that my Boston Qualifying Standard is a little slower now! Woo hoo! Now I only need to run a 3:15 marathon! That means I just have to run my 10k pace for for 42k…….er, uh, wait. I guess I have some work to do!
I’ll leave you now with this. It’s some lyrics from the song that’s been stuck in my head all week:
Yes, I am a pirate two hundred years too late
Cannons don’t thunder there’s nothin’ to plunder
I’m an over forty victim of fate
Arriving too late, arriving too late
-Jimmy Buffett from “A Pirate Looks at 40”
How bout you? Any milestone birthdays coming up/just passed? Did you get me anything? Ever run
in your birthday suit on your birthday?
Happy birthday, my friend! As far as I’m concerned, age is just a number, and I tend not to get too worked up about “milestone” birthdays. I turn 29 in May and I’m not freaked out about 30 at all.