Tuesday, July 19, 2011

It’s M’burf’day

2 Years old, playing with my tractors
Wearing some CRAZY huge diaper
That’s right! Today I level up and celebrate 365.25 days of being alive. The grim reaper can suck it! So far, my birthday has been great. In fact, it’s been so great that I just posted this as my Facebook Status: ”Thanks for the birthday wishes everyone! I was going to take 50 cent's advice and sip Bacardi like it was my birthday, but instead I'm sitting in my cube at work prepping a Power Point presentation for a status meeting. Soooo, basically the same thing. "Prepping POWER POINTS, like it's m'burf'day!!!"  Yeah, I’m a bad ass like that.

Seriously though, my day thus far has been great. I woke up early and went out for a great run. Evil man Pfitz had me scheduled for a 13 miler, but I slightly ran out of time so I cut it to 8 miles. I think that 8 miles just might be my favorite distance to run during training. It is short enough that I can do it in an hour but long enough that it still wows the people who know that I run at work. (Isn't that what running is all about?  Looking just a little weird to friends and coworkers?) Though I was stopped at seemingly EVERY stoplight, I still managed 7:47 pace across all 8 miles.

When I got back from my run, I was greeted by what seemed like a billion Facebook “happy birthday!” posts. Which, reminded me of this picture that I saw a loooong time ago. It is no more true than it is hilarious:

I did notice one post that stuck out like an aid station on a 20 mile run. While I appreciate EVERY post, I have to admit that getting birthday wishes likely from an intern from none other than Bart Yasso was pretty cool:


Once I showered and got dressed (was checking Facebook and emails naked) I opened my gifts from my wife and son. My son made me a fun homemade book and my wife gave me a ride on a hot air balloon (and no, that is not a new karma sutra position). Hot air ballooning is really popular in Phoenix and I’ve always wanted to try it.  The HUGE thing is that my wife is deathly afraid of heights.  She's said that there is no way in hell that she'd go up in one but bit the bullet for me turning 30. Stay tuned for details!

I honestly didn’t think that turning 30 was going to bother me. I would celebrate joining a new age bracket at races and be done with it. However, I have to admit that knowing that I am closer to 40 than I am to 20 does weigh on me a bit.  But, I suppose as I am a fan of saying - getting older is better than the alternative: being dead. I think I'll be fine as long as I don't get an AARP card in the mail.  Although, the discounts at Denny's would be nice.

Another at age 2
In what seems like an age 4 bunny suit

High School
PITTSBURGH!!! (I have no idea why I'm wearing that)
As I sit back and reflect on 30 years gone by, I can’t help but think of a report that I read one time about when someone’s “best time of their life” is/was. The report said that if you asked people in their 20s, they said that their 20s was the best time of their life. Someone in their 30s responded the same – their 30s. And so on. So, while I suppose that being kid free and not house poor in my 20s was a blast, I certainly wouldn’t replace it for the satisfaction of having my son or owning my own slice of Americana. Humans make the best out of the situation that they’re put in.

You can certainly tie that back to running. I’m never going to be Ryan Hall fast, but I can certainly push the limits to how Adam fast I can be. I had a goal to Boston Qualify by the time I was 30. I didn’t get there by that time, but I will eventually. If not, that is fine too. I’ll enjoy the ride and make the best out of where I am at any given moment. After all, isn't that what a grown up 30 year old would do?  He certainly wouldn't continue to post about poop, would he?

You may now proceed to comment and wish me a happy birthday. Go on. . . . you feel obligated now that I’ve dedicated an entire post to the occasion. You know you do!
The fam (with my brother in law) this past weekend.  30 years old. Oyy!

51 comments:

Christi said...

Happy Birthday!

Laura said...

Happy Bday...even though I am WAYYYY older than you...you might actually be more mature.
Suck on that for a moment...

Alison said...

Happy Birthday!

bobbi said...

Happy birthday, from someone with just one more decade than you :)

Quix said...

Happy birthday! I was freaked out of turning 30 but then I realized that 30 is no biggie! A new age bracket indeed. :)

Kate said...

Happy birthday! Naked Facebook and a hot air balloon that looks like a gigantic penis. You're off to a great start.

C2Iowa said...

happy bday. A video for your bday: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztoSUhbNntQ

Brian said...

Happy Boring Birthday!

dclugston said...

Happy Birthday!

ltlindian said...

Damn! I thought I was going to be the first one to post about the balloon looking like a really large condom. Well, I guess kate actually said penis, so I suppose I've got first on the condom.

Glad you had a great day!

PS--I didn't care for 30 either, but 40 was a breeze!

chandy said...

Happy Birthday! Enjoy that powerpoint presentation :)

Chad said...

Welcome to the 30's. It fucking sucks here; kill yourself now.

Ironmom (Julie) said...

Now I feel pathetic because I still think college was the best era of my life. (Not that I don't enjoy by kids and all.) But a very happy birthday to you!

Christine said...

Happy Birthday Big Brother! Hope you continue having a fabulous day :D
Haha the Pittsburg shirt cracks me up; have we even been there; I'm going to assume this is from GoodWill and you are washing a car for prom at Grams & Gramps house!

51feetunder said...

Happy Birthday old man, don't worry 30 ain't so bad...I hear 39 is way worse. Besides, the older you are the more likely it is that you'll poop yourself. Good luck!

girlevolving.com said...

Happy birthday! Thanks for always making me laugh with your posts. Hope you have a great day!

Shawn said...

Have a great day Adam.....have some beers and wings or something nasty...

XLMIC said...

So funny... i thought your title was about that smurf movie that is coming out!

Happy birthday, you spring chicken!

Runners Fuel said...

happy birthday!! I'm going to be in that 30 year age bracket next month, too.

Karen K said...

Happy Birthday

Anonymous said...

Don't worry, the period from 30-40 goes by so much faster than your 20's.

Grouchy Karen said...

GEE THANKS, BIRTHDAY BOY.

Now I have that 50 Cent song stuck in my head.

BUM BUM. BUM BUM. BUM BUM. Go go go go shorty.

Though I would like to see 50 Cent make a Power Point presentation. He look like he'd be awesome at using the dissolve transition animation.

Mark said...

Jeeeeesus...it looks like you're packin' about a week's worth of piss in that diaper! What clever parents you had. Hope you enjoy that hot air balloon ride. Are you going to go up in a giant red condom balloon too?

Nobel4Lit said...

Well, happy burp/burf-day to you!

Caroline said...

Bonne Fête Adam!!!!!
I am sure you can translate that!
I wanted to be more original than Bart!!!

pthomas said...

Happy birthday! The picture of the CRAZY huge diaper is awesome!

Rose @ Eat, Drink, and Be Meiri said...

Happy birthday! I hope you don't shit yourself today.

Nelly said...

Happy bday! That hot air balloon ride should be fun!

SupermomE12 said...

ACTUALLY, you are sitting in your cube at work prepping a Power Point presentation for a status meeting and BLOGGING. Just as fun as Bacardi. :)

Happy birthday! Hope you have a great day... decade... life... ;)

Kovas said...

Really looking forward to the new improved,more mature Boring Runner posts that are sure to ensue starting tomorrow.

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday!

Stacie said...

Happy Birthday!!!! So glad it's been great so far.

Chris K said...

Bonne Anniversaire Adam. I'm wondering if my Bday wish makes you just as proud as Bart's.

BTW, I didn't know what MEME was until Super Kate told me.

BTW Dude, sure you are closer to 40 than 20. Barely.

What about me and Jamoosh? Glass is half full young man.

Whitney said...

Happy birthday! You were cute when you were 2 - what happened?

Kayla said...

Happy Birthday Adam!! Its actually my brother's 30th birthday today as well! Crazy! Random fact I've already gotten a couple AARP cards in the mail and I'm younger than you!! haha

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

Welcome to the dirty thirties! I have no idea what that means because my 30's have been great! Hope you had a great day!

Jamoosh said...

Damn, how big were your dumps to warrant the giant diaper!

Oh yeah - happy anniversary + 9 months of your parents having sex!

Detroit Runner(Jeff) said...

Just a youngin' Happy B-day. Wait until your closer to 50 than 30. Yikes!

Candice @ I Have Run said...

Happy Birthday! Just wait until you are in your mid-30's. Can't wait to read your birthday posts THEN.

Candice @ I Have Run said...

Not that I would know anything about those mid-30's.

2 Slow 4 Boston said...

Happy Burf day dude! Hope your powerpoints turn out better looking than your facebook chart :-) But that is a funny pic, I might have to steal it.

Gracie (Complicated Day) said...

Happy birthday. If you were a girl you could be 29 forever.

Alisa said...

Happy Birthday! I hope receive another Pittsburgh shirt for you birthday. It's pretty amazing and I would like one for myself.

Tim "Palantar" Jones said...

Happy Birthday Adam :)

Suza said...

Happy Birthday! You don't look a day over 29! :)

JnetRuns said...

Happy Birthday!

Running Moose said...

Happy Burf Day! Is that kinda like a Smurf Birthday?

juanitagf said...

Ahh, the 30s...they were okay. The 40s...now THAT is where it is at! Hope it was a great day. Sure wish I could run 8 miles in an hour...sigh...

EricaH said...

I am a little late to the party but it is still 11:30 in Cali. So I will keep this short, sweet and to the point...

Happy Birthday!!!!!

funderson said...

Happy Birthday! I think it's funny that you're shirtless even in your baby pictures...

Fruit Fly said...

I'm late ... but I'm still going to say it ... HAPPY BIRTHDAY!


Seriously - what the heck is going on with that diaper? I've never seen anything like it before. Are you sure there wasn't another child or small puppy being carried around in that? Very impressive!