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Discussion: Birthday?

in: OutdoorsMama; OutdoorsMama > 2016-04-30

May 1, 2016 8:49 PM # 
May 2, 2016 12:53 AM # 
I've noticed that with moving up an age category, the fast ones are already there ;)
May 2, 2016 1:04 AM # 
You are sneaky. Happy birthday!
May 2, 2016 7:52 PM # 
Sounds like it was a good one. Many happy returns!
May 2, 2016 7:57 PM # 
P.S. Agreed. I've noticed there aren't many women my age who really suck at a sport they compete in. By the time they're 40, most people have figured out what they enjoy and are good at, and only a few brave souls (like all of us) are still trying brand new stuff even if we have to start low on the learning curve. As a result, the older age groups tend to be really competitive!
May 2, 2016 8:10 PM # 
First off, Happy Belated Birthday to an absolutely wonderful human being :) You have been a very good friend the past few years. It's been a joy racing, training, and spending time with you!

Secondly, I absolutely agree with Bash. For all the reasons she pointed out, the 40+ category is the most competitive one I've ever been in. I've been blessed that I've had the opportunity to compete in several new sports since I've turned 40 (mmmm, 6 years ago.....), like Cyclocross, gravel road racing, and of course longer AR's. I have no plans of slowing down (when not injured, lol).

Here's to many more years of birthdays, friendships, and kicking ass!
May 3, 2016 12:30 AM # 
Thanks for the good wishes.
I'll just say that the 80+ year old CX class will be a hard one to podium in.
And when one of you as a 75 year old woman cracks the Barkley Marathons code, I hope I am there crewing for you :)
May 3, 2016 2:49 AM # 
I hope so too! :) In case you haven't seen this, Ida Keeling, who recently turned 100, just set a first-time world age group record for the 100 m distance. This is an inspiring 1-minute video about her background story.

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