Wednesday, February 11, 2009

48 and Growing

Thank you to all that have sent birthday wishes! Y'all are too kind.

My 47th was full of ups and downs in business, personal life, and sport. I am looking forward to this year, my 48th, and believe in its promise of good health, prosperity, and love of family and friends.

Probably the happiest period in life most frequently is in middle age, when the eager passions of youth are cooled, and the infirmities of age not yet begun; as we see that the shadows, which are at morning and evening so large, almost entirely disappear at midday.

This weekend I will again participate in the's B-Fit B-Day Challenge. The B-Fit B-Day Challenge is to swim, bike, and run distances determined by the numbers in your age during the week of your birthday. Since I am 48-years-old my goal is to:

Swim 4 miles,
Bike 48 miles,
Run 8 miles, in a 24-hour period.
The swim begins at 7:00 AM on Saturday, February 14, at Lake Grapevine near Dallas. Yep, I will attempt the swim in the open water.

I'll close with paraphrasing a quote by Malcolm Forbes
"Getting older isn't for sissies!"

Stay tuned...


Cliff said...


Happy b-day dude. :o)

hak said...

A belated Happy Birthday! What a great idea on how to celebrate your birthday.

I'll have to remember that when I turn 42 this summer:

Swim: 2 meters
Bike: 40 meters
Run: 4 meters

Let's see, if I start at 10 a.m., that should have me done by, oh, let's see...10:05.



Wendy said...

Have a fine birthday Boomer! (Jealous of the OWS in February!)

Kim said...

yay boom - happy happy birthday friend!!! you are gonna kick that bday challenge's butt!

ShirleyPerly said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

Best of luck with your B-fit B-day Challenge and everything else you have planned for the year.

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