For the longest time, it’s seemed like I’ve been nearly forty. At physicals the last couple of years, doc’s have told me, “You’re almost forty now, so you need to start blah, blah, blah...” I had to get glasses for the first time last year, whereupon one of my friends immediately said, “That’s what happens when you turn forty!” Hrm. Well, I may have glasses now, but no power on Earth can make me wear them, it seems. And finally, this year I even started racing in the 40-44 year old age bracket in triathlons--because age is figured at the end of the triathlon season for some reason--and that just made it more real than ever.
And now, finally, the day has come and gone at last. There’s no more hiding from it.
Sally had this version of this song on last night when I got home. I've never been a huge fan of Tom Petty even though people have told me that I look like Petty--not a compliment, that--but I liked this version quite a bit.
Congratulations Daniel Head. You have qualified for the Olympic-Distance race at the 2013 USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships on August 10th, in Milwaukee, Wis., after finishing in the top 10 percent in your age group at the The Y Tri.
Sally and I were supposed to ride together this morning, but after a hard week of work last week and then a second night in a row of crappy sleep, I begged off. And even now that I'm feeling better, I still can't say that it was the wrong decision.