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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

I'm 50 and Blessed!

Today is my 50th Birthday and as I wrote when I logged my run on Dailymile: "I don't feel a day older than 35".


I am really blessed in that way with great health and the ability to do many things that people younger than me can't do.

People who hear I have a big birthday this year all guess 40! Yay me!!!

I am truly blessed.

With three wonderful children...

Roberto the pilot...



Carla the gymnast...



and Rohann the thinker...



My running supporters...




And then my lovely wife Anette...the best companion anyone can have.



And always ready to help the next charity...


I'm blessed with all of that and then I still get to run here on Saturday...


Life at 50 is good and wonderful. Yes, I am blessed!

21 comments:

Robin said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Nothing than reaching your 50th birthday and feeling great and blessed and happy...that's what it's all about. Have a great one my friend :)

HappyTrails said...

Happy Birthday Johann - you are truly blessed!

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Happy birthday - here's to many more!

Darlene said...

Happy Birthday. Hope you have many more healthy running years!

Karien P. said...

Blessed indeed! Happy birthday!

One Crazy Penguin said...

The happiest of birthdays to you! You make 50 look good :)

egb said...


Happy Birthday! Wonderful post. Hope you have a great day.

Lisa said...

Happy b'day! Have another great year! 50 is my next milestone too, but I still have about 1.5 yrs to go.

Michael said...

Happy Happy Birthday! I can only hope to be as awesome as you when I turn 50! You have much to be thankful for for sure! Have a great day!

Mike said...

Happy Birthday Johann!! Welcome to the 50 (and over in my case) crowd.

Char said...

I would have guessed 40 too. Happy Birthday.

Thomas Bussiere said...

Big Five-0. Congrats my friend. I hope the next 50 are as memorable as the first.

Lauren said...

Happy Birthday!

lindsay said...

happy 50th johann! hope you had a wonderful day! to many more years of health and happiness :)

ajh said...

Happy 50th! This is a wonderful post. I love the pictures of all the important people in your life.

coach dion said...

50... great news, hope you have a fab year, and who knows, maybe you will steel a couple of top 3 finishes!!!

Amanda RunToTheFinish said...

YEAHHHH happy birthday!! {a day late} looks like 50 is going to be another awesome year!

Liz said...

Great post. Congratulations on turning 50 and happy birthday!

Anne said...

I missed your birthday Johann!! Happy belated Birthday!! You are a huge inspiration and I with you many more years of running healthy!! :)

Karen said...

Happy Birthday!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Happy Birthday!!