Thanks for the happy birthday wishes, everyone!
I had a great 50th birthday (despite already breaking my birthday present)! The weather was gorgeous and I got in a lovely 52 km (32.3 miles) on my bike (~16 mph pace) and then ran 5 km (3.1 miles) around my neighborhood in a comfortable 34 minutes. Yeah, I would have swum a token 500 yards too, but didn't have time. Maybe tomorrow. Chose to go out to dinner instead and had a lovely piece of grilled tuna followed by cheesecake, along with a robust zinfandel. Yum!
The very best part was having my 4-year-old daughter Catherine sing happy birthday to me in the restaurant all by herself for the very first time. And she even got all the lines right! Elisabeth can't really sing yet, but she gave me a nice kiss that was just as sweet.
Looking forward to following some great Ironman coverage tomorrow and maybe even some streaming video at http://www.ironmanlive.com/ if they don't manage to muck it up like usual. Good luck, everyone!!