I'm 36 years old today....Another year down. Looking in the mirror, it is quite obvious I'm in my 30's... Fortunately, I LOVE my 30's!!!! One day I will even be 40 and can carry a puppy purse and wear a purple sequined bikini with pride like I read in a post awhile back that made me laugh. LOTS to look forward to in the coming years!!
What am I doing for my birthday you ask?...or you don't but I tell anyway... Why I started by getting my ass WHOOPED this morning at the gym. By WHOOPED I mean WHOOPED. I will not be driving my car with my hands in the 10 and 2 position by Wednesday. This is a fact. I will likely be popping ibuprofen like skittles, using only handicapped bathrooms, and struggling to get a fork to my mouth....not all bad. (I've enjoyed my marathon recovery in terms of calories even though I ran it slower than my average long run pace-ha!) I've embarked on a 30 day journey here that will hopefully get me on the right path to tackle the next 6 months of my life as I prepare to track down and shatter my marathon PR next April.
And NOW, to the totally random.
*I need a Halloween costume. A couple's costume. IDEAS??? We've gone as Sarah Palin (I nailed this) and Joe the Plumber and Richard Simmons (Joe nailed this) and his "workout project" the last two years. We need something GOOD!
*I dug out my "keepsake" box from under the stairs that is filled with EVERYTHING my mom saved from my childhood. She finally entrusted me with this when I was 30-ha!! My girls were wanting to go through it and I tell you, this was SO fun. My mom was SO organized. She had 6 kids but even saved all of my TEETH-yes my teeth and my hair from haircuts and NEATLY filed schoolwork from every year and pictures....Reese was dying for me to go through my 5th grade folder as she's in 5th grade this year. I did and I found this journal entry. I tried to scan it in but it's hard to read so I will just type it.
"What I Look for in a Friend"
I expect my friends to be able to be trusted and be honest. I want them to expect the same out of me also. I want them to like me for who I am and to dress nice. My friends usually follow these rules.
Bahahaha!! I want them to dress nice-seriously where did this come from! We were laughing SO hard.
THEN Ryan comes across this little bag and is all "What's this?" and then throws it and says "Ewww, Ewww" Label says "Gall stones". I was 25 when I had my gallbladder out!!! Who's mom saves their gallstones? Probably the same mom who has my umbilical cord dried up but in tact in my baby book. I seriously had a seizure here from laughing.
*Had a BLAST stalking Kona and Chicago this weekend!!! Talk about inspiring. These women pulling 2:52 marathons AFTER like 6 hours of swimming and biking!! HARDCORE! Congrats to ALL who poured it out there this weekend in ANY race!
*I ran a non-PR 10K on Saturday morning. Not trying for a PR, my body did not have a PR in it, just trying to fix my mind.....It helped a little. I am now officially burying my Garmin for 30 days.
*My husband turns 40 tomorrow and my daughter 11. Why did I choose today to stop eating cake....
*I'm overwhelmingly thankful for some of the encouragement I've received both prior to my race last weekend and after the fact. OVERWHELMINGLY.
*I am entering the crazy stage of the life for me. My kids are back on ice with hockey. I will be constantly traveling and have over 160 games between the 3 of them this year while attempting to work full time and train for Boston. I'm not asking for pats on the back as I know MANY who make schedules tougher than mine work. It is MORE than likely I will put my blog on the backburner here for awhile. I find it easy enough to read blogs, harder to comment and even harder yet to post when my life gets busy.....it's not personal, it's not that I don't appreciate or don't desire....
Quickly before I close here, some GOOD friends and great races this coming weekend!!!! I am literally SICK excited about my "virtual" training partner and her race! Like, I honestly have butterflies when I think about her crossing that finish line and having that unmatchable feeling of pride and satisfaction that she SO deserves!!!! Greatly appreciate her friendship and encouragement and can't WAIT for a chance to smack out a training weekend in Boston with her this winter:)
Happy Monday all!