Yesterday I celebrated my 39th birthday, and 11th with my best friend Bri by my side. We were joined by a few of our masters swimmers and friends at a local tavern for a rollicking good time. I swam hard at practice, drank a few heavy beers, and am suitably achy today.
So for 2011 I am now considered a Master competitor in USA Triathlon events. This is either inspiring or frightful, depending on how you want to view things. I am very thankful to have made it this far, and I hope to celebrate many more with the love of my life.
This weekend we are going down to Wilmington to cheer on our athletes and friends who are racing the Beach 2 Battleship half Iron or full Iron distance events. Good times.
In other news, I am painstakingly making my way through ledger entries in the OSB Quickbooks accounting software. I have about 500 entries to make on expenses, and our little business makes enough to generate an Uncle Sam fee. So we track everything. It is a pain in the butt but when tax time comes around it is good to have sh*t organized.
In other, other news, I decided I will train to run a 3:20 or so marathon at the Tobacco Road marathon in late March. This will give me an early season goal without having to spend too much time on the bike in the cold weather. I would still like to get my 5k time back into the 18s, I have not been there in a few years now. The 3:20 goal is achievable without being too competitive, meaning I can train for it without overly risking injury.
In other, other, other news, commodity prices and stocks are going up while unemployment rises. The asset based economy and the 'real' economy we live in are becoming more disconnected than ever before (in the modern US, anyway). CYA.