Today is my 35th birthday! Go on, you can say it, damn that’s old! It does sound old!
A few tidbits about my birthday…
- It always snows! When I was 6 we had a huge blizzard and everyone had to come to my party on sled (a perk of growing up in the city is that sledding to someone’s house was actually feasible). And on my 29th birthday another blizzard hit but thankfully we were still able to schlep to the bars in the snow.
- I was born at 6:28AM. I think there is this silly correlation between time of birth and whether you’re a morning person or a night owl. I’m very much a morning person.
- I love celebrating my birthday (and other people’s birthdays too). I hate when people refer to it as just another day…
A few weeks ago I was driving home from work and it hit me that I was turning 35. I don’t feel 35 (but what does 35 feel like anyway?). I feel much younger than that. Sidenote: I don’t have kids. I’ve been told they make you feel older so I’ll take that into consideration. Running consistently for the past 10 years has to be the reason. Chalk that up as reason #742,831 to run!
Other things I’ve noticed or love about my need to run…
- I hardly get sick. I used to be plagued with frequent colds and now I get a cold once in a blue moon.
- I love how running makes my heart strong (and my resting heart rate low). When I read Matt Long’s book, The Long Run, I distinctly remember reading about how strong his heart was and how that was a huge factor in his survival.
- Running keeps me sane and focused. It really is cheaper than therapy.
- Running has become as routine as brushing my teeth. I need to do it.
Today I will celebrate turning 35 with a short fun run after work, followed by pizza and beer. I did receive a running-related T-shirt from my brother and sister-in-law. Hmm, the guy on the left sounds a bit like me!
What time of day were you born? Is my correlation correct?
What changes about yourself have you noticed since you started running?