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Happy Birthday Gayle!!

SBG356
SBG356Graduate

Please join me today in wishing our lovely running buddy from across the pond a very happy "special" birthday!!

Have a great day Gayle and I'm sure the 5 x '50' Challenge has a more significant meaning to you today!! ;) Welcome to yet another club; believe me, this one is Fab!!!

Here are the balloons and I hope there is plenty of sparkly stuff chillin' on ice! Cheers! Let the celebrations begin! :)

Sue xx

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AliB1
AliB1Graduate

Happy Birthday Gayle

gdeann
gdeannGraduate in reply to AliB1

Thank you so much Ali!! :-)

LMS2110
LMS2110Graduate

Congrats and Many Happy Returns of the day! Linda xx

gdeann
gdeannGraduate in reply to LMS2110

Thank you Linda! Be prepared for next years challenge! I wonder if they will offer me a senior discount on my entry fee? ;-)

LMS2110
LMS2110Graduate in reply to gdeann

Haha, if you stay as fit and youthful as you are at the moment, nobody would believe you anyway! Hope you are letting your hair down ready for humungeous party later on? Dance the night away...surely you can claim a night of bopping as a 5km equivalent? ;)

gdeann
gdeannGraduate in reply to LMS2110

Walking a 5K later today while probably pushing the grandkiddies in the stroller. As far as I know, tonight will be quite but PARTY tomorrow night!! Steve is having a BD party for me and it is also our Anniversary. Wham-bam! I worked it right! Pressies 2 days in a row!! :-)

sfb350
sfb350Graduate

Ooh ! Pretty balloons !

Have a lovely birthday Gayle !

gdeann
gdeannGraduate in reply to sfb350

The balloons are quite pretty! Thank you so much for the well wishes! :-)

PamJK
PamJKGraduate

Happy birthday Gayle. Hope you have a lovely day x

gdeann
gdeannGraduate in reply to PamJK

Thank you Pam! Well do!! :-)

gmab51
gmab51Graduate

Happy Birthday Gayle, have have a wonderful day x

gdeann
gdeannGraduate in reply to gmab51

Thank you so much! :-)

dottiemay
dottiemayGraduate

Happy Birthday Gayle! I hope you have a wonderful day and get spoiled rotten! xx

gdeann
gdeannGraduate in reply to dottiemay

No doubt about it dottie, I'm spoilt!!! :-) Thanks for the well wishes!

magster
magsterGraduate

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday :) x

gdeann
gdeannGraduate in reply to magster

Thank you so much!!! :-)

Caledonia
CaledoniaGraduate

Happy Birthday, and I hope you have a great weekend. Weekend birthdays are the nicest! :) x

gdeann
gdeannGraduate in reply to Caledonia

Thank you! Steve is having a BD party for me on Saturday...we may just have a brew or two or three... :-)

Happy birthday gayle! Hope you have a great day full of exercise and cake! ;)

gdeann
gdeannGraduate in reply to Rollertoaster

Hmmmm....I do love my cake...no one has mentioned it yet. I wonder how many K's I will need to do to work off cake and celebratory beverages? Thank you! :-)

Hope you have a really wonderful day Gayle.

gdeann
gdeannGraduate in reply to AnnieW55

Thank you so much, Annie!! :-)

DeliaItaly
DeliaItalyGraduate

Many happy returns and may I wish you 100 more birthdays! Love delia xox :-)

gdeann
gdeannGraduate in reply to DeliaItaly

Turning the big 50 has been a rough one...don't think my heart could handle 100 more Delia! Thank you so much for the well wishes!!! :-)

gdeann
gdeannGraduate

Well, you little stinker!!!! ;-) Thank you so much for my very own little Birthday blog!!!! :-)

I feel very special knowing I am blessed with so many friends, many I haven't ever met, but share a special bond with. I will wear my 5x50 shirt later today when I go out for my walk. True, it has a different meaning now!!! I covered my head with my blankie last night and prayed for a re-count, but it didn't happen...I woke to the icky 50 today!!! :-( BUT, because of my special friends across the pond and my family here, its not turning out so bad after all! ;-) I will approach this age as an adventure! Anyone want to go run a 10K with me?? ;-)

I also woke this morning to pink flamingos and palm trees hanging from the trees in the front yard. My loving family also placed signs out asking the traffic to honk and wish me happy birthday. There's a whole lotta honk'n go'n on!!! ;-)

Thank you again for all the well wishes! I'm blessed in my old age!!!! ;-)

Gayle

SBG356
SBG356Graduate in reply to gdeann

My pleasure! Hope it was a nice surprise for you?! :)

I will run a 10k with you Gayle 2x50 year olds!!!!!

Can I have a photo of the flamingos too?!

Sx

gdeann
gdeannGraduate in reply to SBG356

It was a very nice surprise! I feel very special today knowing I'm thought of with fondness. :-) I am so truly spoilt!!! ;-) I will send you a pic straight away! I wanted to get a close-up, but the wind picked up. I now have dancing flamingos and trees. :-)

PastyMan
PastyManGraduate

Had my 50th last April (we're almost twins!) and I made sure I graduated while stil in my 40s .... but in the end I spent my birthday at a funeral for my uncle in Belfast!

By my reckoning that really didn't count at all so I probably only technically turned 50 last week :P

Happy Birthday Gayle

gdeann
gdeannGraduate in reply to PastyMan

Thank you Rob! Happy belated Birthday to you and deepest sympathy for the loss if your Uncle. I started C25K 3.5 months after turning 49. I was happy to just graduate considering I never ran a day in my life. After graduation and the first of the year, I sat a goal to run a 10K by my 50 birthday. I did it mid-april. I am so happy I found this site and all of you! :-)

greenlegs
greenlegsGraduate

Happy birthday Gayle! Enjoy your partying tomorrow. Now, I know you like smiling faces, so...

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Woo hoo!

But - what is this with flamingos and palm trees???? Love the idea of all the cars going past and celebrating with you! It's my husband's birthday next week (just an 'ordinary' one though) - perhaps I'll put some signs out! Though I might not survive...

gdeann
gdeannGraduate in reply to greenlegs

Too cute! You have me smiling from ear to ear! I do love me smilies!! :-) :-) They found some cute little inflatable flamingos and palm trees to hang from our trees in the yard. Luckily, no wind oe snow today!!! I do believe the neighborhood thinks we're nuts! :-)

gdeann
gdeannGraduate in reply to greenlegs

Sent you a pic! :-)

rockchick69
rockchick69Graduate

Happy birthday lovely lady....sorry it's a bit late, didn't do my post readings :) Hope it was a great day for you.....and here's to many more healthy and happy 5x50 years :-D

Hidden
Hidden

Happy Birthday, hope you've had a fantastic day :-) :D

rosn123
rosn123Graduate

Happy Birthday! Hope it's been a good one x

oona
oonaGraduate

Hi Gayle, let me add my birthday wishes to you, I hope you are enjoying your special day. Didn't you know that 50 is the new 40? I'm sure I'm fitter and healthier now than I ever was at 40 thanks to c25k and this forum! :)

Souki
SoukiGraduate

Oooooh nearly missed it!!!! Happy birthday Gayle xxxx wishing you a very happy birthday xx have a lovely time xx

Anniemurph
AnniemurphGraduate

Dear Gayle, I hope you had a very happy birthday xxx. I love the idea of flamingos in the trees and people honking as they drive past :) Have a lovely birthday party today, and happy anniversary to you and Steve! What a wonderful weekend for you :) I'm looking at the big 5-0 later this year and you have given me hope that it's not all bad :D

Tati
TatiGraduate

Happy birhday Gayle. Have a brilliant party - there might be a few pink elephants coming to join the flamingoes if you have enough bubbly! Tati xxx

amsjo
amsjoGraduate

Gayle ... HAPPY BIRTHDAY .. so sorry this is a day late but sending you big hugs from the UK. Sounds like you had a fantastic day hope the flamingoes are still in the trees and as Tati says not too many pink elephants chasing them :)

Be proud of yourself as not many 50 year olds run 10 K

hugs x x x x

Mini13
Mini13Graduate

Wishing u a v happy B'Day Gayle..have a blast!

Beads
BeadsGraduate

I hope you had a great day yesterday and aren't too hungover today. Enjoy your party this evening!

Happy birthday!!!!!!!!

runningwild
runningwildGraduate

Happy birthday Gayle, sorry it's late but hope you had and are having a fantastic time!

Love Susie xxx

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runningwild
runningwildGraduate

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Happy, happy birthday Gayle! Hope that all your wishes come true :)

Poppy2010
Poppy2010Graduate

Happy big birthday Gayle, sorry it's a bit late! I am hitting the big 50 later this year, and am so happy knowing I am so much fitter and healthier than when I was approaching my 40th! :-)

My girls got me started losing weight at the very end of September, then they fell off the wagon, leaving me to plod on on my own. I started the C25K a few weeks later, eldest daughter did a couple of runs but that was it & due to us working opposing shifts I couldn't force her to carry on!

I hope you had a great day wth your kids and grandchildren; they really are the light of our lives aren't they! Hope you adn Steve have a lovely anniversary too! Taking my 3 yr old grandson off to a Princess and Pirates party soon; not looking forward to the noise! :-)

Hope the honking stopped in time for your neighbours to sleep, and the flamingos stayed as they were and didn't become the elephants imagined above! :-)

mmphc
mmphcGraduate

Very Happy Birthday! I hope that you have had a lovely day!

Pat184
Pat184Graduate

Happy birthday Gayle have a nice one and enjoy . Pat :-)

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