A Wonderful Birthday!

Posted: July 30, 2011 in Uncategorized

I am up early to begin celebrating my 53rd birthday! Lori and I are going to run 10 miles this morning on our favorite and very hilly course. Afterwards I plan to ride 50 miles on my bike and hopefully get a motorcycle ride in before a round of golf this afternoon.

I have taken a lengthy break from consistent running to give my mind and body a reprieve. I’m excited to begin training again and maintaining my blog more consistently. Work and travel have been intense but I need to return to doing the things I enjoy the most. Being on the road presents a host of challenges but I’ve decided to pursue my interests while away from home.

I recently attended a sales meeting in Denver and decided to bring my fly rod and spend a day on the South Platte river with one of my reps. They had received an unusual amount of rain and the river was running high but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to fish such a famous blue ribbon trout stream. I was aptly rewarded with one of the largest rainbow trout I’ve ever caught. Spending an entire day at 6800 feet eventually caught up to me and I found myself completely exhausted at 3:00 p.m. It was also nice to not have cell coverage for the entire day!

Birthdays can be like a New Year celebration where you feel like you have a clean slate to focus on the things most important in life and realign yourself with your values and priorities. I plan to spend more quality time with Lori, Macie, Rider and my closest friends. I also plan to enjoy flyfishing, cycling, motorcycling and golf every opportunity I have.

I am looking forward to embarking on a new commitment to taking the best care of my mind, body and spirit as well as the environment. And I look forward to sharing it with all of you. Thank you for your patience while I’ve taken such a considerable break from maintaining by blog!

  1. Fran says:

    Happy Birthday Coach Rick!!

  2. Thank you for the birthday wishes, Fran. I hope you’re having a wonderful summer and staying fit.

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