Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Reelin' In The Years
My son noticed a box of hangers from Costco. The number 50 was on the box in rather large characters. He said "Mom, is that on purpose, I mean, did you buy those just because they had your age on the box?"
Then he asked me if I felt older now. I told him I felt older last year.
Thanks for all the birthday wishes!
I did have a very nice birthday with my family. We went out for sushi at an all-you-can-eat sushi place, mostly because it was casual and I we could take the grand kid. A more "formal" setting would be for the grown-ups only. I really wanted the little guy there. Besides, he actually likes sushi.
Sports rehab, which is now coaching, still feels like rehab, especially today. I had some assisted stretching within the confines of the stretching cage. My piriformis muscles on my right side are still tight. In my mind I have a pretty high pain threshold, but today pushed the limits and I had to go to that sandy beach in my mind to deal with the EXTREME discomfort and to avoid speaking in tongues.* They also had me do the usual exercises with a lot of twisting, lunging.
By the way, I found out that, along with Michael J.Fox and Donald Duck, I share the same birthday with the sports rehab place. I was told that they opened for business on the same day as my birthday, 6 years ago.
Other than a few random 5ks with in the next few months, I have no definite longer run event plans at the moment. The Las Vegas Rock 'N' Roll half marathon event in early December keeps coming up in conversation. The guys at sports rehab are discussing going as a group and I might consider going with them, provided they figure out the logistics. It could be fun. What I need to do is remain half marathon ready.
Tonight was our office party, celebrating three June birthdays, mine included. I am kicking myself for not putting the media card back into the camera. We had some incriminating, I mean, good photo opps. Someone did bring a camera, but it might be a long time before the pictures are downloaded and e-mailed to me.
Everyone keeps asking me if I'm going to do anything to commemorate turning 50, such as having a big party, get a tattoo, doing something wild. The Chicago trip was part of my birthday celebration, I made the trip early due to work schedules. I did make a "happy birthday to me" purchase for myself, not over the top, but it's a hand made bracelet that looks like one of these:
The word I've selected is "PERSEVERE." I found this bracelet over at Mizfitonline.com as a give away. I knew my chances were slim to none of winning, and this time was no different. I didn't win. I really liked the idea of this bracelet. I also liked that it is personally crafted, not mass produced. The word "PERSEVERE" sums up everything for me. I'm still here.
Kumbaya - Peter, Paul & Mary... and many others
*What I really wanted to say were several cuss words, but I promised myself to keep things Isay and write relatively clean since my 5 year old grandson can read just about everything now, and listens qute attentively.