Whew what a long time. Are we having fun yet?
Decade birthdays are interesting. I do not remember my 10th as anything significant. My 20th was totally cool. 20 seems like an adult and one year away from drinking and voting. Got married at 22. I remember dreading 30 because, maybe, it was the end of youth. I thought 60 was f'ing old and those guys were finished. 40 was about black balloons, over the hill cards, midlife crisis and etc. I was now on the other side but 60 did not look as bad. 50 was fun and really seemed like a milestone. I am not sure why but 1/2 centuries may have something to do with it and 60 seemed pretty young. This morning 60 feels great and 80 looks pretty young. Boy do I feel frisky and spry.
Each Birthday for the last 30 something years, I try to do something special athletically. In the past, it may have been a run, a running race, cycling event and etc. It does not have to better than before but it is something more interesting.
Today I am participating in an open sprint tournament at the track - velodrome. This event starts with a timed flying 200 meters. The time is then used to seed the races in groups. You go out in pairs for a two lap races. The first one to cross the finish line in two laps wins. You go up against all the racers in your group. The last 200 meters is the sprint. Competition always results in much faster speeds and effort than you could ever do by yourself.
Tomorrow, I am participating in a 4 race omnium at the track which includes a points, scratch, miss and out and keirin format.
Have to get the bikes ready. Bike slaves do not get their birthdays off.