Wednesday, November 07, 2007

4.6 miles for my 46th birthday

Mile 1030, Chandler AZ - Yes, today I turned 46. My calf felt better after three days of rest, so I figured I'd run 4.6 miles for my birthday. I'm hoping I can do this for the rest of my life. 7.5 for my 75th, 10.0 for my 100th. You, get the ideal.

Well, my calf let me get to 2.43 miles. I could have gutted out the final 2.2 miles, but I didn't think that was a good ideal for my leg and I want to be able to run the New Times races this Sunday. So, I DNF'd and I'm ok with that.

Afterall, next year I only have to do 4.7 miles.

Next week will be busy. The New Times Race on Sunday. Drive to Las Vegas for the National Realtors Convention on Monday. Run the Turkey Trot in Las Vegas on Saturday and drive home. I'm not really that big on casino gambling, so I'm mostly looking forward to the race. I wonder if they have treadmill slot machines in the casino?

Birthday gifts: Thorlo running socks, A book, "The Catcher was a Spy" about Moe Berg, The Stick, a self massaging tool, a cool jacket from the PF Chang's Rock and Roll Marathon, "For The Love of the Game DVD and The DVD series "The Planet Earth".

Did you know: The Pillsbury Doughboy was born on this day too. I'm thinking about changing the name of my blog to - Running from the Pillsbury Doughboy. LOL

17 comments:

angie's pink fuzzy said...

Happy birthday!!!!

and the idea for a new blog name...very cute!

Pokey said...

Hey, you didnt tell me your birthday was coming up!!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAT!!!!

I hope your day was fantastic!! You are great at 46 years young! :)

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Cool, Happy Birthday. love the name idea.

Love Vegas, so jealous!!!

Margie said...

Happy Birthday again
l like that Did you know addition!

Marcy said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAT!!!!!!

I made Lisa get into a cake wearing a bikini so she could pop out and sing "Happy Birthday" did you get it yet? LOL

K80K said...

Happy Birthday Pat!

Jeff said...

Happy Birthday, Pat. I was thinking you'd arrange a course that wrote out a big 4 and 6.

I read The Catcher was a Spy. Good stuff. Pretty amazing, really. (No pictures, though.)

Irene said...

Happy Birthday Pat! I like the idea of running the mileage of your age. I'll have to do that on my next birthday!

That's funny about the Pillsbury dough boy having your birthday. the blog name is hysterical! I share the day with Donald Duck, Michael J. Fox and Johnny Depp.

Have a good one!

Vanilla said...

Happy Birthday Pat! If they have treadmill slot machines I want to know about it. That would almost make treadmills bearable.

TNTcoach Ken said...

Happy B-Day Doughboy! I love Vegas and not for the races.

Irene said...

Tag! You're it!

J-Wim said...

Happy birthday Pat!

Nice run...... good lck getting to your ten miler!

The One and Only Tigger said...

Happy Belated Birthday!
Good Job on your running celebration idea.

J~mom said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope it was a great day!!!!!!!

Pat said...

zzz

Dan Seifring said...

Pat Happy belated birthday to you. Hope you had a great day.

Dan Seifring said...

I even said Happy Birthday back then. I had to go back and check.