Friday - Just another day right? Wrong.
Friday is more than just another day - it is a day of transformation. Individuals change from being a dull, hopeless, go to their jobs personality to a vibrant, what kind of trouble can I get into weekender. We go from being passive to being daredevils. Life seems to start on Friday and end on Monday mornings. Life is a struggle during the week and exciting on the weekends.
This is my birthday weekend. I do not plan to do a lot over this weekend. I am planning a long 50-60 mile ride on Sunday. The weather is suppose to be awesome on Sunday. I hope to have a few riding partners for the ride, but if no-one shows that is OK too. Sometimes I like being on my own with my bike. It gives me a chance to reflect on my training and my plans. I tend to talk to myself during long rides and think about what I want to do in the future. Where do I want to be in a year. the drone of the aero wheels is almost hypnotic.
So this will be Birthday #43. I thought about how I now compared to my former self and this is what I found:
Age -33, Height -5'10.5", Weight - 205#, Waist - 35", Blood Pressure - 136/80, Resting Pulse - 68, Unable to run 1/2 mile, Unable to swim >20 yards, Cholesterol - 205, HDL - 40, LDL - 120, smoked cigarettes and chewed tobacco, 6 pack per week.
Age - 43, Height - 5'10.5", Weight - 175#, Waist - 31", Blood Pressure - 110/58, Resting Pulse 42. 7:00 min/mile, 1:25 min/100 yard swim. Cholesterol - 170, HDL - 72, LDL - 80, No cigs, No chew, Minimal Alcohol.
Not a bad change in 10 years - And the best is still to come. Bring it on World !!!!!!!!!!