Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Another Year

You know I've never really been one to make a big deal about my birthday. I'll have a beer, a good meal whatever. If my friends want to celebrate that's great, if not that's cool too. Since I got into ultra-marathons and triathlons I found even less need to celebrate the day. This will sound corny but since I've gotten involved in these sports I feel like I'm continually celebrating my life. I sure spend enough, what with all the races, gear and food.

Nevertheless acknowledging the day is good, not just for myself but also for my family and friends. As a good friend once told me, "it's not all about you". So there, 36 years ago today, another ultra-marathon geek was born:)

18 comments:

  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!

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  2. Happy Happy Birthday!!!! I love your comment about feeling like running the ultras and stuff makes you feel like you're always celebrating life. You've definitely made your life a very full and satisfying one :)

    Hope you have a wonderful day!

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  3. Aha, told ya, feels good to say it out loud!!! Happy birthday, Rickie-boy! Please don't hesitate to catch me in counting those years, as I intend to stop the clock next birthday:)

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  4. I love what you wrote!! Endurance sports are about celebrating life and the great relationships and communities that are involved in them!!

    Happy Birthday! I hope you get that beer and that great meal!

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  5. Lean Cousine meals - at 180 cal and 6 times a day all you add is two more meals of similar stuff: eggs and granola in am and some fish/yum/veggie at night. That's to our discussion.

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  6. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! My gosh you don't look a day over 30!! Seriously!!!

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  7. Happy birthday, Rick! Keep the celebration going every day! :)

    Hope you got to enjoy that beer and a good meal as well!

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  8. Happy Birthday! : ) This year and next we'll run ultra's on our birthday. That's our celebration.

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  9. Rick Said:since I've gotten involved in these sports I feel like I'm continually celebrating my life
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    well said Bro, HAPPY B-DAY!!! Have a great Day & a few cold ones, a few too many :-) ok nevermind just a few ur not 26 ur 36 --lol

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  10. Squirt =P9:12 PM

    unlike the rest of these people...im just gonna say it cause thats what im here for anyway
    rick, DANG YOUR ANCIENT! =D
    hehehe, as you said before..."i know you do it out of love" so just keep that in mind.

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  11. Rick, you are in trouble!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

    I think a bottle of wine is in order.

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  12. bambibo11:26 PM

    From the folks of Mansilingan..back in the old homestead...who all love and miss you. Abaw Mang Ecking, Happy
    B-day gid sa imo.

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  13. Happy Birthday kid! :)

    I celebrated mine by doing the marin century.

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  14. happy birthday, rick - from one november-born pinoy runner to another. :)

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  15. Happy Belated Birthday!

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  16. Hey old man HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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  17. Belated happy birthday! Continue to celebrate life daily! :)

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  18. Hey, Happy Birthday! (belated, but I guess it doesn't matter, right...)

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