Sunday, June 14, 2015

An Ode to My Birthday. The Big Four-OH-EM-GEE!!!

My birthday's here! THE BIG 4-0.


My 20s saw college and my wedding,


And now my 40s have appeared.


This decade needs to start with flair,


Some lip injections, Botox too.


That "health screen" for the older ma'am,


But wait! It might not all be bad,


I'll join the awesome gents and ladies,


Plus older athletes need more rest.


Here's to the good that lies ahead,



So how many of you have passed the 40 mark? Tell me what you're doing now that's better than when you were younger!

UPCOMING POSTS: SWIMMING DRILLS, RUNNING


29 comments:

  1. Running, swimming and cycling. Being of the 80s it all began with high impact aerobics, three times weekly. Then a bit of step. Then the years without exercise but lots of work and studying. Then heading for 40 it all began. First with the running and then.........

    In the UK as you get older there are less women doing Tri so I think if I just keep doing it and keep standing at some point there will be an age group win, might be in my 70s but hey that's still alright with me. Long term goals.

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    1. Moonboots, that is so interesting that there are less women who tri; I feel like it's the opposite here in North America...at least in the US and Canada. I was never much into step or aerobics, but I did so much ballet and jazz. I will keep a watch out for you hitting that podium!!

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    2. I think I'm beginning to see that.Joined Women that Tri on facebook and so many North American women of all ages doing Tri. It is amazing. enjoy your journey to the big one, its fun.

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  2. Happy Birthday! I hit the big 4-0 in December, and don't really have any feelings about it yet. My husband turned 40 in January, and he is still as awesome as he was the day before! So I'm expecting nothing but great things.

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    1. Thanks! Yup, it's really not different except for the number. The big, huge NUMBER!! But it's all good.

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  3. I turn 40 in 2 weeks! Eek! Excited about the new age group😉 Happy bday!

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    1. Woohoo!! The more the merrier! Safety in numbers! This will make us not so old, right??

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  4. Happy Birthday! Welcome to the club! ONE OF US! ONE OF US! (I usually reserve that for new triathletes, but you're already one... now you're a 40-something triathlete).

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    1. Yay!! Thanks Axel! And for the record, for the next 12 months I am a "40 year old triathlete". Let's save the 40-something for when I'm really "40-something" ;)

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  5. Going to bed early is pretty sweet. Screw those who would dare shame going to bed early. Sleep is a magical time. Same with napping...I shouldn't have read this first thing in the morning because now I'm sleepy. God, I love sleep.Sleep, sleep, sleepidy sleep sleep.

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    1. Yes. Sleep is absolutely amazing. Especially in the morning when I have to get out of bed. I adore sleep and resent having to give it up every morning.

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  6. I know you probably hear this a lot, but the 40s are the best. You're still healthy, young and beautiful, plus you have the confidence of a more "mature" woman. Seriously. I set all my PRs in my 40s. I was the fittest of all my life. Life is good in your 40s. Love the post, as always :-)

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    1. Thanks Debbie! I always heard the 30s are the best...so it's good to know the 40s are :D

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  7. BAH HA HA HA AH! LOVE THIS! 40 is the new 20, DUH!! ;)

    My birthday is in a week - YAY FOR JUNE!!

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    1. Woohoo! June babies are the best!!

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  8. So much is better now! I'm running stronger, cycling, and eating more pizza. I think I'll have to be in my 60s before it gets easier to win an AG prize where I live though.

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    1. That's awesome Coco! And more pizza? How great is that?? I hear you on the AG win though!

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  9. My big 4-0 is in a few months. Is it just me, or do you feel like people think you have been lying when you say you are 39? In other words, I'm still doing my usual thing - worrying what other people think. Here's hoping my forties are when I stop giving a ****.

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    1. Hey, Cyn, at 45 I am finally starting to care less about what others think. Not easy, but well-earned ;)

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    2. Yes! It's a great thing for me to be working on too!

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  10. Jennifer KnoblockJune 21, 2015 at 2:39 AM
    I love the rhymes and pictures, happy birthday! The farther you get into your 40s, the better it gets! I'm 45 and have stopped coloring my hair--liberating!! :D

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! I stopped colouring my hair a few months ago actually! It's really strange :)

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  11. Nice rhyming and drawings! I'm 54 and struggle to keep up with who I was a 40, let alone 50.

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    1. Thank you Meg! Ha, fair enough! I keep pushing my limits and wish I hadn't waited so long since I worry I'll have to back off soon.

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  12. This post was so refreshing...loved every bit of it! A welcome change after reading so many words and viewing just as many photos!

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    1. Thanks so much Rosanna! Glad you enjoyed it :)

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  13. Cute cartoon. I also started sweating and getting athletic in my thirties... Good times!

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