Friday, February 09, 2007

46 for 46

In my household we keep the major holidays low key. Christmas is more about volunteering and giving of our time and less about presents and elaborate trappings. Easter is a day for quiet reflection and not of bunnies, chocolate eggs, and new clothes. Thanksgiving is for hosting friends and relations from near and far. All basic and decidely inconspicuous. Sure we have fun, but I see them as days to give, contemplate, and serve others.

That's the way it is for those holidays but it's not the same when it comes to birthdays. Around here it's partytime! A birthday is a reason to celebrate the first of the great gifts -- life. Everyone should be recognized on their special day. Go ahead 'BoomerNation, let your hair down, kick up your heels , and have a blast.

Today I turn another year older. There will be cake with candles, homemade cards, and singing. Presents will be unwrapped and a champagne bottle will be opened.

But .... not before I get my triathlon on. To celebrate my birthday I'm going to give myself the gift of sport. To mark my 46th year today I will run an unsupported tri of:

Swim 1 mile
Bike 40 miles
Run 5 miles

Add up the distances and you get 46 miles. One mile for each year.

Maaaaaaaaan, I love this sport!

Stay tuned...

34 comments:

IM Able said...

Happy Birthday, Boomer!!

Sounds like you'll be enjoying it in style... Have a wonderful time doing all that you've worked hard to be able to do. What a great way to celebrate bein' born. :)

Laurie said...

Happy birthday TriBoomer!

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

Happy B'day. I love the way you are celebrating with a mile per year.

Neese said...

46 on 46, what a GREAT idea! Happy Birthday! :o)

Running Rabbit said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! That cake looks FABULOUS!!

Wendy said...

Many happy returns Boomer!!!!

Shelley said...

Hope your having a wonderful triboomer day!!

D said...

Happy Birthday, Triboomer.

rocketpants said...

Happy birthday!!! That's a great way to celebrate your birthday.

TxSkatemom said...

happy birthday -- sounds like you celebrated in style!

TriSaraTops said...

Happy Birthday! What a great idea!

My hubby's b-day was the 10th! Must have been a good 48 hours to be born. :)

Hope you enjoyed your day!

Comm's said...

for being 46 you have the energy of a man who is
30. Happy birthday

LoneStarCrank said...

Way to go Boomer! Careful what you start... turn 60 and you'll be filling your bottle with Ensure while proving everyone wrong.

Happy Birthday!!!!

tri-mama said...

Happy Birthday Boomer!

The Tribe is singing in the background :-)

TriGirl 40 said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you enjoyed your birthday tri - what a great idea.

Iron Pol said...

Boy, just wait until you get to your Iron birthday. That will set all kinds of records.

Happy Birthday.

RunBubbaRun said...

Happy b-day.

And may you have many more miles ahead..Great way to celebrate.

Kim said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BUDDY! sorry i'm a few days late! i cannot believe you did an unofficial tri- longer than the one i am training for. you are an animal!

greyhound said...

So . . . when you turn one hundred one . . . then . . .

Lance Notstrong said...

Happy B-day Triboomer. That's an awesome gift to yourself :-)

Bolder said...

boomer, happy b-day!!!!!!!!!!!

dude, i thought you were 36, not 46... you rock, i would have never known...

to at least 46 more!!!!

g.

ironjenny said...

Shoot! I meant to call you and totally forgot!
HAppy Birthday, friend!!!!
Jenny

runliarun said...

How neat.. Well deserved champagne. Happy Birthday!

mishele k said...

Dude, that is awesome. What a great idea-- I'm totally stealing it for my birthday.

Have a happy one! :)

Veeg said...

Happy Belated, Boomer! :)

kt said...

Happy Birthday~

Loved the post and the description of the holidays. That is as it should be!

Cliff said...

Triboomer,

belated happy b-day. My blogline is messing up. I just added your blog back to my list.

Run for Chocolate said...

Happy Birthday, Your cake made my mouth water! Have fun on you tri, that sounds awesome!

Shelley said...

Hey Triboomer..time to update your blog..it's been 4 days since your birthday..me thinks you're milking it now..hee hee..:-))

Cara said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!!c

Drew Holmes said...

Happy birthdy!!!!

Jeremy said...

Happy Birthday Boomer!

Donald said...

Awesome post. Happy Birthday!

Fe-lady said...

Happy Birthday and happy swimming, cycling and running well into your 70s!(or longer!)