A Runner Looks at Thirty

 cakeOn Wednesday I celebrated my Thirtieth birthday.  Yeah Yeah I know, I ‘m still a baby, and 30 is the new 20.  I heard it all this week.  But turning 30 doesn’t bother me, I ‘ve been 30 at all my triathlons this year anyway, and I am in way better shape now than I was when I was 20.  I’ve done more this past year than I ever thought I could do, and more than some people do in a life time.  I have some goals for next year( Ironman 70.3 Kansas, and Branson!!)  and hopefully a full Ironman before I’m 40. 

So to celebrate turning thirty,on Thursday I did a 1 mile warm up, and then 2×3 miles at half marathon pace, and then a mile cool down for a total of 8. DSC02377

On Saturday morning I did a swim work out:  300 warm up, 6×150’s pull, and then 9×200’s fast, mod, mod-fast, fast.  I was supposed to do 12×25’s but my goggles broke so I took it as a sign to leave.  I had a great party Saturday night given by my wonderful fiance.  He got me a princess cake, new cycling bibs and sleeveless jersey.  How cool is that?