Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Master.

Here it is June 1st, which means that yesterday I turned 40. Yup, this happy runner is a now a masters runner! It's a new day and a new age group for me.

Of course, I'll be spending most of my first year as a masters runner either pregnant or coming back from pregnancy. So, I doubt I'll be very competitive. But just you wait until I hit 41! There'll be no stopping me. Ha!

Seriously, I'm not going to rest on my PRs from my earlier running days. I would still like to run faster in all sorts of races -- from 5Ks to marathons -- and I have no doubt that I can do it. Even now, as a pregnant runner, I'm a smarter, fitter runner than I was at 30.

So, here's to 40!

And here's a few pics from the hike that Conal, Owen and I went on yesterday:



Have a great day, everyone. Happy June!

~ Felice

33 comments:

Suzy said...

Happy Birthday to the Master!! It looks like you had a great hike with your family. Can't wait to see you on Saturday.

Wendy @RunningonMTT said...

Happy Birthday!!!!

Too funny but I have one more year in my age group but next year I join the ranks of you!!!!

Congrats on your attitude and your drive!!

Diana said...

Happy Birthday!

Katie said...

Happy birthday Felice!

Marlene said...

Happy Birthday Felice! I hope you had a wonderful time celebrating all weekend with your family. Here's to your forties!

kara said...

Happy Birthday and welcome to the Masters : )

Staci Dombroski said...

Happy Birthday! I loved the pictures!

Abby said...

Happy Birthday! You'll be kicking masters butt in no time.

Denise said...

40 and fabulous. hope you had a great bday!!

trifitmom said...

i recall when i turned masters age, it just sounded so old.....

Tina @GottaRunNow said...

Happy Birthday! Looks like a great way to spend your birthday!

Tricia said...

happy birthday, great pics!

Log That Run said...

Happy Birthday! Just found your blog while doing a search online. My birthday was in May too! I'm still in the same age bracket though but can't wait to run my next race!

Heather said...

Happy Birthday!

Indi said...

Happy belated Birthday!!! Age is just a number after all!!

misszippy said...

Happy birthday and welcome to masters! You know one nice thing about master's running is that someone always gets pulled out of the age groups for overall masters', which makes one more spot for age group awards! : )

J said...

Happy Birthday!! I am sure you will be blowing all those other masters runners out of the water before next year!!

ajh said...

Happy Birthday! Hope it was a great day!

Amy said...

Happy Birthday! Looks like a fun hike!

Lisa said...

Happy birthday. The 40s are awesome!!

H Love said...

Happy Birthday! You look great!
Random question...do you know where I can find a shirt that says "running for two"?

Miz said...

FORTY ROCKS.

welcome aboard.


xo xo,

Carla

Oz Runner said...

happy birthday...remember, it's not about age, it's about attitude...

great family pics...

Kenley said...

Very inspiring Happy Runner. Happy belated Birthday! You give me so much hope and motivation for my future running. Sometimes I wonder if I started out too late or if I will get better but I know I will do what I think I CAN do. Thanks for sharing the cool family pics. Take care and cheers to your new age group. ps sori if I was too O.D. (over dramatic)

Molly said...

Happy Birthday!! Such cute photos....hope you had a great day!

aron said...

happy belated birthday! hope it was a fantastic day :)

Roisin said...

Happy belated birthday! Now you are a Master of the Running Universe!

lindsay said...

happy birthday!! for the longest time i thought "masters runners" were some elite group -- didn't realize it was based on age. ;)

MCM Mama said...

I'll be joining you in masters status soon. Happy birthday!

Stuart said...

Happy Belated Birthday and welcome to the roaring 40s!

Quix said...

Holy moley you look nowhere near 40 lady. Happy birthday! Looks like you had an awesome day!

I flipped out when I hit 30, figuring it was all downhill from there. Then I spent the last year and some change meeting fabulous people either slightly or significantly above my age who wiped the floor with me racing against them and then told me tales about their marathons/ultras/triathlons/ironmans. Heck, I met a gentleman two months ago running his first boston - at 61. So cheers to many awesome years of running!

sarah (SHU) said...

you look absolutely gorgeous! hooray for 40 (and pregnancy :) !

RunKathyRun said...

Happy Birthday and welcome to Masters; it just keeps getting better!

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