The Day Before My “29th” Birthday

Well first off it looks like WordPress has done a little updating. My page that I type on looks much different. I kind of like it! I hope it works the same.

Now onto the post. Tomorrow I turn “29” again. Why do people pick 29 as the number they want to stay at? I really liked my 30’s. So much happened in my 30’s. I had my daughter, I did my first Ironman, I got a job at a great clinic where I spent 6 yrs building a client base and learning a ton from colleagues, I moved to Florida with my husband for 18 months. I don’t know, but the 30’s was when a lot of my life happened. Except for getting married (I was 24….yup a baby:)) and graduating from Physiotherapy most of my life’s most exciting changes happened in the 30’s. So I will pick oh, maybe 35 as the age I will repeat. Actually I am pretty happy with the 40’s. Tomorrow I will be 46. I am now on the other side towards 50 (well I will be if I wake up tomorrow….tee hee just kidding, I will!!). My husband always comments when we go to the races and I rack my bike that I look so much younger than my age group. I feel like that too. Which is a good thing. Sadly my body knows it’s 46, and now I just need to get the brain to realize that too. It’s coming. I have always been happy to turn the next age. I hope to always feel this way. As they say, age is just a number. I know some 80+ year olds who act like they are 60 and vice versa.

I don’t like my birthday though, for other reasons. I can’t really explain why, but I always enjoy the build up to it. The weeks before. And the day after. But the actual day? Not really. I think it’s because I expect it to be something different and special and it really never is. Other than the fact that I always take it off work. I usually like to do a big workout in the morning, to make myself feel like I am still good at the next age. Tomorrow will be the first time in 18 years since I started to run that I won’t run on my birthday. As small and meaningless as that may seem, it is making me just a bit sad. I always look so forwards to a birthday run. This year I will ride my bike instead on the trainer outside then my husband and I are going to go to Niagara on the Lake. We are bringing our bikes. Let it be known he has not been on a bike other than to toddle with our daughter in about oh 2 yrs! So basically I will be sitting on a bike seat and gently pedalling vs. really riding, hence why I want to do a little bike workout when I get up. It will be fun though. We’ll go for lunch, hang out a bit, walk around and then head home. My parents are picking me up some yummy chocolate brownies as my cake. So that will be the day. It will be fun and I am happy that Michael decided to take the day off with me. I wish my daughter was home to celebrate with me but she has been up at camp the last three years. She always makes me something when I come up on Visiting day.

Michael .. so photogenic! IMG_2635

I hope everyone has a great weekend. Happy 4th of July to those in the US of A . Good luck to anyone racing this weekend around the globe (if I have any “around the globe” followers!).
And Happy Birthday “29” , I mean 46 to me :).

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