Friday, November 07, 2008

Happy Birthday to Me

Ah yes, another year and I do feel a bit wiser. Now if I can just remember the lessons of this year so I can do better for the next. Thank God it doesn't put me in another age group in the trail races. Those guys in the next age group are FAST! Makes me shake my head every time I think about it.

Anyway over the years I've gotten into the habit of not celebrating the birthday thing and I've been guilty for saying something after the day has gone and past:) I still don't really feel the need to celebrate. As I posted last year:

"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. "

It's true but I am doing much better these days. After all, as it was graciously pointed out, it's not all about me. It's also about family, friends and having another excuse to get together and have fun. It's about giving people the chance to say, "hey happy birthday, I hope it's a good day". It's about letting people in and having them mark the day with you.

So besides declaring it publicly I am also going to celebrate a bit, who knows I may like it and will want to do it again next year.

22 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Rick! Yes, get out there and celebrate with family and friends. I hope you have a good one :)

    P.S. Did you really wait till the clock struck 12 to post this?

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  2. Happy Birthday! Rick

    Enjoy your day and age (group) :-)

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  3. Happy birthday, Rick! Yes, you should do a little celebrating, as it has been an awesome year for you. Lots of hard work, and some incredible accomplishments. I think some good wine is in order! :) Enjoy!

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  4. Here's to YOU...an ULTRA PHENOM

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  5. Happy Birthday Rick. Enjoy the day!

    Leslie

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  6. So besides declaring it publicly I am also going to celebrate a bit
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    well it took to the end of the post but the truth finally came out "celebrate a bit"

    ahhhh come on you are just looking for free Drinks :-)

    Happy B-Day Bro... we will throw a few back at Lisa's after JJ and celebrate a BIT more

    \_/ \_/ cheers!

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  7. Squirt =P7:05 AM

    Happy birthday dorkwad.
    I say that out of love.
    No seriously =].

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  8. Happy Happy Birthday!!! I hope all goes wonderfully for you today and this year :)

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  9. Mansilingan family9:01 AM

    Abaw Mang Ecking...ga tigulang ka na. Your lola and everybody in Mansilingan will sing Happy B-day while having our fill of Bob's chocolate cake to mark sang imo birthday. From Shayla, Jaja, Tita Jo, Tito Hadji, Lola, Baby Gi and moi...hapi bday gid sa imo.

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  10. Again, have a wonderful, wonderful day!! Happy Birthday!!

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  11. HAPPY BIRTHDAY RICK!! How old are you now homie? 25? ;-) That's the thing that makes me so jealous of you full pinoys. You all NEVER age ;-)

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  12. Unfortunately for me, you're still in my age group.

    Have a great birthday!

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  13. Happy Birthday Rick!!! Yes, you definitely don't want to be the the old man age group. It's tough to keep up with those guys. Seems to be the only sport where the old you become, the faster they become. Have a great day. Every day should feel like a birthday!

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  14. Aaaaw, happy birthday to you Rick. Have one for me. When I lift my water glass at dinner, I will think of you.
    ;)

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  15. Happy Birthday Rick! :) Looking forward to celebrating in person!

    Wishing you a fabulous year.

    Hugs,

    Jennie

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  16. Happy birthday Rick. I'll make sure I drink a pitcher of beer for you at my son's soccer party tonight. So are you in the 40-49 group now? Ha ha. Have a great day.

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  17. Happy Belated Birthday, Rick!

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  18. Acckkkk! I'm such a flake. :( Happy BELATED Birthday, Rick. Sorry I missed it and I hope it was a really special one.

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  19. Happy Birthday! a little late. I'll dedicate a sip of beer to you now, but only a sip since I have to work tonight.

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  20. Thanks everyone, it was indeed a great birthday. A little too much indulging Friday night with the red wine but I still managed to get the workouts done. Sweet.

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  21. It's great to celebrate the day with friends and reflect on what a year it's been. :>)

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