I started the day by entering my ballot for a chance to run the 2012 Virgin London Marathon. Heck, due to the pelvic stress fracture I can't even run at the moment, but I won't let that deter me from this possible opportunity. I will find out in early October whether or not I secured a place. It would be nice to treat the 2nd 50-years like the first......running, biking, swimming. I hope to keep competing as long as I possibly can. Or until I keep getting lost on the course.....then we have other issues.
And what does one receive for his 50th?
|Honey Stinger products and milk chocolate malt balls!|
|'Mind the Gap' cuff links!|
|The last time I saw the bike was in Texas on Jan 23|
Steven Schurtz - Iowan Tri-Geek
"50? Just a kid. Have a great day!"
Chris Hawes - Minnesota Tri-Geek and fellow triathlon blogger
"Happy Birthday. Hope your body is getting better"
Tim Litzinger - Minnesota Tri-Geek & runner and fellow tri/run blogger
"Happy Birthday Brian!"
Steven Aesoph - North Dakota Tri-Geek, mountain biker, barefoot runner and XTERRA race director
Brad Schaack - Jamestown High School '79 alum and puckster
"Happy half century Brian."
Tom Ohe - Jamestown High School '79 alum and track & field/cross country teammate
"Welcome to Club 50 Brian! Happy B-Day."
Mark Publow - Jamestown High School '79 alum and my math muse
"Adding my birthday wishes to so many others. You are holding up very well for the half-century mark!"
Greg Mason - Jamestown High School '79 alum and hoopster
"Brian: Happy 50th Birthday to the guy who always sat in front of me in class."
Mark Gresbach - Wisconsin's Biggest Vikings Fan
Julie Cox Wempen - Iowa's Biggest Vikings Fan (whole Wempen family!)
Jeff Dohn - Brother-in-law
So you are 50! I have a friend who owns a running shoe and apparel store in Missoula, the Runners Edge. He tells me that there is a group of folks who celebrate their birthdays by running their age in distance (miles) in a day. I think for you and I this is somewhat out of line. Maybe bike 50 miles or do 50 push ups or 50 sit ups. Either way, congrats on the big 50.
Juanita Hocking - Sister-in-law and future race-shirt quilt maker
"Happy 50th, Brian! We hope that it's a great day."
Michael Ray Pfeifer - Brother-in-law and the man behind Michael Ray & The Nasty Notes
"Happy Birthday Brian! Have a rockin' day!"
Shane Nackerud - U of M Librarian extraordinaire
"Happy birthday Brian! I hope you do something fun tonight!"
Tony Lloyd - World traveling Welsh friend
"Penblwydd Hapus from Wales, though I am in South Africa."
Suzanne Patras Lancey - Plymouth Swim Team coach
Thomas Franke - Plymouth Swim Team coach and Cheesehead
"What a great Minnesota day. Rain, Rain, Rain, and then ... some more rain. Guess you will be biking inside :( Hope the rest of your day is better and that you have a great swim set. 50x50 on the :50 ... that's how you celebrate!")
Note - I did take Coach Tom up on his suggestion and swam 50x50's on 10 sec rest intervals completing the session in 50 mins and change. That was actually fun and poked a finger in the eye of perceived old age. I won't go down that easily!