Thursday, August 21, 2008

HAPPY BIRTHDAY RUNDANGEROUSLY!! AUGUST 21




Today, August 21, is RunDangerously's 46th birthday(no new age group, unfortunately, and the age on paper is just a number!!) ---hope you have a good birthday! and fit in you like to do -run, drink beer, relax...sushi or cheeseburger?? In any case, as I write this, it's a gorgeous day -- a perfect August day (I will be spending it packing for my college-bound teenager) --RunDangerously ,Frank, has had a prolific and impressive year of running!! Some highlights were - winning your age group in the Broadway Ultra Society series (and still winning);
-running VT 50 miler the weekend after the Staten Island 6 hour race (after traveling?? to Asia)!! Then in Oct. running the L.I. 6 hour b-day run!
-running NYC marathon, Stone Cat marathon, and JFK 50 miler in successive weekends!!
-running December 5Ks and hot chocolate 15K with Don and Rob!
-traveling to India (Feb 2008?), and coming home with the flu, and still managing to start to train for Umstead (even though you were sick for the Albany marathon!!), and getting your endurance up with Wurtsboro 30K, St Patrick's 10K AND Caumsett park 50K;
-running 37 mile race in March, and finishing 78 miles in Umstead, adding the Umstead 50 miler to your 50 states list!!!
-in May, running Brooklyn 1/2, followed by Greenbelt 50K followed by Pineland Farms 50 miler! Followed by Nipmuck trail marathon!
-in late June and July, racing the Norwalk 5 miler, the PCC 8 miler, followed by VT endurance run!!
-to top off July, you ran 60 miles!!! at the Wakefield 24 hour run, and then 53 miles?? at the 12 hour run...
-and as a marathon maniac, up to 70 career marathons --almost surpassing me:)
those are just the highlights I remember!! So many more running successes to you in your 46th year!!! But most of all have fun, and I still think you should write a book about Running Dangerously...

6 comments:

Just_because_today said...

also packing for my son. Driving him tomorrow...

Tammy said...

Wow,

I hope I have such an impressive list of accomplishments when I celebrate my 46th birthday (oh yeah, I will never get there because I will ALWAYS be 25!!!)

I hope Frank has a great birthday and celebrates it well (I am thinking a celebratory run with a mile for each year:-)

Go Annie said...

Wow rd!

You've had an incredible year and I'm sure this next one will be just as spectacular. Enjoy a nice cold beverage and some sushi tonight. Happy Birthday!

CTmarathoner said...

Myriam ---good luck packing -hard to pack for my son when he goes out all night and sleeps all day:(((
Tammy, I thought you WERE 25!!Frank did cram in alot in his 45th year -I almost forgot about marathon maniacs but seeing your comment (as a fellow mm) reminded me to add that he has done 70 marathons/ultras...trust me, stay 25 as long as you can!
Go Annie, thanks so much for starting the RW thread -well done........

DawnB said...

Very nice birthday post for frank!! good luck with the packing

Ryan said...

That's on packed season of running and the year's not even over...I hope when I'm 46 I'll be still running around like that...Happy B-day RunDangerously

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