Saturday, June 26, 2010

Do I Have to Change My Profile for This?

Turning 35 kind of feels like passing over to the other side. Like youth is on one side of my life.  And 35 is on the other side.
I was thinking about why this would be?  Why 35 in particular?
I think it must be the stigma that comes with 35 in the whole child bearing thing.  Not that I'm having more children, mind you, but if I were, I'd be considered high risk because of my age
Furthermore, now that I'm 35, I move into a new age group with my running.
And with this age group, I'm old enough that they start adding a 'generous' 5 minutes to qualifying Boston marathon times each 5 years.  In other words, because I'm older, I now can run 5 minutes slower to BQ (Boston qualify) than I could've just two days ago.


Okay, well technically I guess 35 isn't over the hill.  I've got a whopping 5 more years before I get one of THOSE cakes.  Besides, according to Pierce, I'm getting chocolate Diego cupcakes for my birthday.  Now that'll be something to look forward to.
In the meantime, I'm off to change my profile to 'age 35'.  Ouch.  ;-)

15 comments:

Hayley said...

My husband's going to be 40 in August. You are so not old!

Mere said...

Happy Birthday! I guess I'll have to eat a piece of cake in your honor...i'm making this sacrifice JUST for you and NOT because I want cake :-p

Steve Surratt said...

Happy Birthday! I think they should make the qualifiers harder because, of course, you are just going to get faster! You could be here in Richmond racing the USATF.....because....according to them....you are a master :-O

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Lisa !! Have a wonderful Blessed Day. We love you dearly. Dad

w said...

wait. when was your birthday? happy birthday!

also. 35? psh. been there, doing that. until august. then it'll be been there, done that.

i miss elvis. show me the money.

Andrea (ace1028) said...

Happy Birthday, Mama! Had I know I'da baked you a cake. Well, virtually. Maybe I'd have sent you cake mix. ;) Anyway, you're a youngin' in my eyes. I've got a few years on ya. Enjoy your day, and those Diego cupcakes!

Home In The Hollow said...

Chocolate Diego Cupcakes???? Now those sound YUMMY! Happy Birthday, Baby Girl...35, huh? Hope you get to put your feet up and let the boys take care of you...:)

Mindy said...

I felt trepidation about 30, but was surprised that it was ok. Thought about 35 today and felt a bit nervous, but I'm hoping life will only get better! ;0)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! I tried to call but you didn't answer your phone. I hope you were lounging in the pool. This is one hot day! I love you.
lovemom

Nicole said...

Happy belated Birthday! I hope you had a good one!! I'll be joining you next week. lol

Julie R said...

When I turned 30 I decided I didn't want to get any older, so now, I just celebrate the anniversary of my 30th birthday.

Tiggeriffic said...

Happy Birthday to you~! Cha Cha Cha Happy Birthday to you ~~~Cha Cha Cha ~ Happy Birthday To Yoooooooou~! Cha Cha Cha Happy Birthday tooooooooooo You~!~! Cha Cha Cha..~!
I got to be 1/2 to 132 this year... People always want to know how old I am,,,this way they have to think and then do their math.

Jeremi said...

happy birthday!! 35 is a great year : )

warren said...

40 is getting closer and closer and it doesn't look so bad now...now my parents...they were old at 40...but not me!

Sheree said...

35 and over are your best years! So the best is yet to come! I promise...;)