Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Turning 30

Well I turned 30 yesterday and I must say that it was rather easy. :) People built me up over the last few weeks telling me that it's "so hard" to turn 30, but I didn't believe them. All day I kept saying to myself "Dude, you're thirty!" and I think it started setting in later in the day. By the end of the day, I had accepted the fact that I'm one year older to being old. It's amazing how the older you get, the older "old" gets. When I was 18, I thought that 30 was really old. Now that I'm thirty, I think that 60 is really old. Sorry to all my friends that are 60. :) The math is all different though and I'm sure that I'll re-evaluate the definition of "old" when I'm 60...

Anyway, for my birthday I got a lot of really cool stuff. Most of my stuff was things that will support my running addiction. I got a power tower, a hydration back pack, a water bottle (to match my other water bottle), and then a bunch of geeky stuff (4gb flash drive + cool geek shirt + iTunes gift card, etc..). Of course, I got lots of well wishes all day long from all my family members calling me, people at work, and even old friends called to wish me happy birthday. I'm pretty fortunate to say the least.

It goes without saying that I had an amazing birthday. My girls were very excited for the fact that I had a birthday; that made it so much better for me. The fact that they were so excited gave the day a lot more meaning than if I had to have it with no kids. There is a certain element to having a birthday when you are a kid and I got to experience it yesterday with my girls.

So there it is. I'm 30, and damn proud of it! Jennifer thinks I'm more sophisticated, but I think that's her way of saying "I still love you, even though you're old". :) It'll be fun for the next couple of weeks for her I'm sure; anything she can find to make fun of me always makes her smile, which of course is fine by me. At the end of the day, I was really excited for this "milestone" birthday.

I'll close with saying my plan for my 30th year is to run a lot and try to stay young. My new goal is to drop 30 pounds by late July (a pound for each year I guess). I figure if I try to keep my goal a secret, then I'll never drop the weight. However, this way I'm kinda commited to it since everybody (both of you) knows it. You're gonna be seeing a new me this year... Basically, I have to do it because I have 4 big races lined up this year and if I stay at my current fitness level, I'll be a ball of goo after each race. I have a huge race lined up for the end of July and I want to give it my all. My first marathon is 2 weeks away, I've pretty much decided I'm just going to "finish" it; I'm injured, I'm out of shape, and I have no clue what I'm getting myself into. I'll post my results on here of course, so be sure to read that. :) It should be a good one!!

Oh yeah, I just found out today that my good friends Brad and MacKenzie had their baby yesterday and her name is Adeline. How cool is that!? The scary thing is that I think they conceived her while they were camping up on our hill last year! :) Either way, it's cool the way it all worked out and she was born on my 30th birthday. :)

5 comments:

Dan Seifring said...

Happy Birthday.

30 was not bad for me. I turn the big 40 this year, I have a feeling this may hurt a little.

Issam Elbaytam said...

hey, in Hex you're still a teenager.

Luc said...

I think I may start advertising my hex age from now on; with the 0x in front of it of course. Good tip!

Dan, that makes you only 0x27 right now. :)

Kim said...

Happy birthday old guy!!!!

The presents look cool! The power tower-that's a good piece of equipment to use-and the girls will have fun climbing on it!

Now you're going to have quickly get into the ultra scene, because you'll have to start running your age on your birthday. I did so on my 41st birthday, I bet it's easier to just run 31-or a 50K???

Glad you had a nice time!!

Rob "Buckeye" Powell said...

Happy B-Day I hope you had a great day!