Thursday, June 2, 2011

Fit Fast Forty and Fabulous

A bit of a repost with a changed title to celebrate my 40th birthday which is today.

Thanks to Pam for the title idea.

I don't know that I'm embracing it but I am not at all afraid of 40.

You are only as old as you feel and I feel great.

Since my 30th birthday, my life has changed a ton. I've had 2 more jobs and a new career making surgical devices. I've been to China (3x), the Philippines (12x, I think), Germany (2x), and Ireland (2x) and that was all on company dollars. I've had a run-in with a nailgun. I don't recommend that.

Most importantly, I have a wonderful wife, two beautiful kids, and a great dog.

Admittedly, Pam was with me before 30.

I'm as healthy as I've ever been and can run for 2 hours straight on a whim. I can even run for 3miles on most surfaces without shoes and without pain. I've found a joy in running that really helps me deal with the 40s. I'm also in an older class for races now so I might place a little better.

I only have a few grey hairs and most of it is still there until the Buzz-Off for Kid's Canceron Sunday anyway.

Life is good at 40!



  1. I turned 40 this year as well and feel that I'm in the best shape of my life, almost better than when I was active duty military. Since turning 40 in January of this year I've been able to shed a very unwanted 51 lbs mostly via running and eating healthier. I'm with you though, 40 really isn't that bad at all! I've been barefoot/minimalist running for about 6 months now as well, can't imagine going back!

  2. Thanks Brian. Well done on the barefoot and weight loss. Thanks for commenting on the page. It's nice to see people that aren't already friends and family are reading what I'm posting.

    Thanks for your service!