Friday, August 10, 2012

I Usually Don't Mind BUT I'm Glad that One's Over!

Normally the Birthday thing doesn't bother me, age is just a number and you are only as "old" as you feel! You only get one day of the entire year to say its "Your Day" and should always celebrate it.  However it struck me hard this year. I didn't even want to discuss or tell anyone that my birthday was coming let alone celebrate it. WHY?? Not too sure I didn't advance age categories as far as races but you know when you complete applications or surveys etc. the age categories go from 18- 35 then 36 - well I'm not sure what the 36 group goes to?? Well I am now in that 36 and up group and I DON'T LIKE IT AT ALL!!

Birthday Love from work~ Chocolate Grapes so YUMMY!!

Reasons I Dislike 36-
* Now in the next up category as explained above
* I've dwelled on it for about 2weeks now and not so sure why~ has to be something with turning 36!
* In my two weeks of dwelling I've gained 5lbs, ate lots of horrible (but so good tasting) foods and become lazy in running and/or exercise in general!
* Went to run the other night and my calves were KILLING ME, I think it was because they dreaded turning 36!
* Only 4 short years and it will be 40!
* The first 36 years of my life have went by fairly quick and keep getting quicker every year which means the next 36 will be that much faster and then I will be 72~ HOLY COW!! Quit thinking that!!

Reasons 36 is OK-
* Only 4 short years and both of our girls will be grown and completely out of High School!
* Its another year wiser!
* I'm still just a YOUNG Chic!
* I gained 5lbs and feeling more focused on getting myself back~ eat better food choices~ better training for my races~ adding more exercise into my daily life all to keep me feeling youthful!
* Still 4 LONG years till the big 40!
* I am still here able to breathe and live my life to the fullest!
* I have legs that are capable of running!

In the end, Age is just a number and I am SO THANKFUL to be here to enjoy everything I wish to enjoy!
Sorry for the fussing, it feels good to get it off my mind, now hopefully I can and will return with my Happy Running Self!

A Rainbow for my Bday~ How Sweet:)


BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

lol Happy Birthday!

Clarinda @ Enjoying the Course said...

I've never had chocolate grapes...

You're right. Age is just a number. Don't let it get you down. :)

Suz and Allan said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

Courtney said...

happy way belated!!