Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Well people say turning 40 is one of the big ones and well I guess it is. It is quite unbelievable myself. I know everybody says, "I just don't know what happened to the time," but its true. Most of the time the people I know that are my age I think are older. Maybe its because in my head I just don't feel that old, but talk to a 20 year old sometime and you will realize that things are as they should be.
I guess the real difference is that in my past I have always looked for the next thing that is going to amuse me. Rush to the next moment at all times. I always thought my whole life was ahead of me and only enjoyed things in memory. In the last few years I have gone out of my way to learn how to live in the "NOW". That has been no easy task, but I am practicing. I have gotten better about it and I always try to savor the moment. The best analogy for this experience I can think of is when you get in that zone on a trail and nothing can stop you. You just react to the trail, the bike, everything is right there. You dodge that tree, jump that log, make that turn, blast that rooty section that you don't even realize you have seen and in a way you couldn't do if you thought about it too much. Well it isn't all ahead of me now, It's all right here and I am trying to suck it all in and I know I will never get my fill, but I'm gonna keep tryin.
Yeap, its true, I just turned 40 on Jan. 3. I have to say it was my very best birthday ever. I had friends and family come from out o town for my surprise birthday party. It was awesome. I was pretty much genuinely surprised. We had food, paint ball and great surprises for me. Anyone that has a birthday two weeks on either side of xmas knows we usually get screwed with the whole, "this is for xmas and your b-day bullshit." Not this time. Babycakes and everyone else out did themselves on this one. Thanks to everyone that was there it was great and I hope to shoot at you again sometime. I quess you all can guess what my big present from Babycakes was. P.S. The next day I went and broke the bank on some Campy Super Record 11 speed. I guess I will be gettin out on the road a little more this year. Hopefully, I will be more disciplined about gettin out on the road. I don't know what it is. Being in the woods whether it is running, or riding has been my thing the last two years, but I'm gonna mix it up. Anyway, good job and thanks, you sneaky bastards.
It has been awhile since I have blogged. The computer crashed. Be careful what you open from facebook. From what I have heard I was not the only victim. Anyway Christmas was good. I worked xmas day which was better than I thought it would be. Layed low on New Year Eve and Day. The amateur night anyway. I did run six and a half miles New Years Eve and five and a half new years day. Both days were personal bests. I guess that is the a one can ask for and then it was partytime on the 3rd. My 40th birthday.