Sunday, January 13, 2008

Happy Birthday to Me!

Happy birthday to me! Happy birthday to ME! Happy birthday to MEEEEE, happy birthday to me!!!

Today I turn 39 years young. Only one year away from 40. Funny, I don't feel a day over 21. I have so much to be grateful for in my life - a great marriage to my beautiful wife, who also happens to be my best friend in the whole world, a beautiful 22-month old son who everyday amazes me with the things he does even with the uphill battle he struggles with everyday, a job that I enjoy going to, and spend way too many hours at, great friends, a healthy mind and body and a new found passion for kettlebells.

I am looking forward to my 39th year of life. I might not have said that last year at this time. But even with all of life's ups and downs, good things have resulted and I look forward to more, even if this roller coaster continues.

Anyway, we'll be going out to lunch today with some family and next weekend we'll do dinner at a Brazilian BBQ restaurant not too far away. We had planned for this today, but one of my sister's is sick, so we'll wait till she's better. I too am struggling with an annoying dry cough. It's been interrupting my sleep the past few nights no matter what I take for it. I just hope it doesn't impede my Snatch Workout tomorrow. This cough also caused me to miss my scheduled workout on Friday. I needed the sleep. So I tried to make it up today with some Presses.

A very quick, get something in workout today:

Military Press: 16kg - 5/5

Clean & Press: 24kg - 3 Ladders with 3 Rungs

The 24kg felt pretty good today. Just need to make sure I continue to stretch out the forearms and work the elbows with Z.

Oh yeah, one of my gifts today was a speed jump rope. Looking forward to incorporating that into my sessions once the snow is behind us!


Taikei Matsushita said...

All right!
Here's another 1969er.

My 39th comming up end of August, Aaron's September.

Aaron Friday said...

I was going to say "Damn, you're really old" but Taikei blew my cover. Come the end of 2008, we'll all be the same age. Let's hear it for the last litter of the 60s!

At the end of 1969, my mother was alone with my older brother and me in rural North Dakota. On the day I was born, my father was in a military hospital in Tokyo after being wounded by shrapnel in Viet Nam.

People go through some real shit in their lives, and that's no lie. Being born in the same year and sharing the same interests, I consider you guys my brothers. Be strong and take care of things. Our generation is an example for those who follow.

Howie Brewer said...

Thank you my brothers! 1969, it was a very good year.

And like my momma always says, "Old is, as Old does"!

Sara said...

OH! Happy LATE Birfday :D I'm certain it was a blessed one.

Mark Reifkind said...

happy birthday old man,:))

ah the next ten years is very interesting,lol.enjoy your (still) youth.I was my absolute strongest ever when i was forty so you have lots of room.


Howie Brewer said...

Thanks Sara.

Thanks Rif. Still feeling as young as ever. (Except maybe after a grueling snatching session.) But then again, I'd probably feel the same if I was 20. And I hope to feel the same when I'm 60!