Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Birthday Run

Today is my 24th Birthday!  I love the date that I was born on and so does Tall Mom because its 3/3 and the number three is both our favorite number!

I got up at 5am and headed out for a slow recovery run!  3.15 miles at 9 min/mile pace which is great because I always have trouble going that slow and my body really needed to take this run slow. It was about 32F outside and it wasn't quite as dark as usual!  Soon I will be seeing the sun rise on my morning runs! Yesterday I did my interval workout then met Kaylie for spin class after work and my legs were so tired.  The only reason I made it through the class was because of the girl in front of me.  She kept me entertained as she had put the bike seat too low and looked ridiculous with her knees almost hitting her chest!  I love people watching at the gym!

Tonight I will be going to my parents house for a birthday dinner and cake!  I really wish Brian was here for my birthday but I will actually get to talk to him tonight on iChat!  And we will celebrate once he gets back so its like I get two birthday celebrations!


It is Wednesday and I am bring back Literary Wednesdays -

I am totally a "judge the book by the cover" kind of girl and that is exactly why I picked the book The Wedding Machine by Beth Webb Hart.  Here is a quick summary from BookList:

For decades in Jasper, South Carolina, every wedding has been planned according to long-standing customs. The women who guard these traditions, the Wedding Guild, have been friends since girlhood and now it’s the summer of their daughters’ weddings. Ray, the group’s leader, uses her perfectionist tendencies to mask her lower-class past. Sis lets memories of her long-dead fiancĂ© keep her from new love. Kitty B. spends so much effort on her hypochondriac husband, she’s forgotten to take care of herself. Hilda, once the princess of Jasper, has become a recluse since her divorce. The friends must band together to keep their town’s customs—and their own dreams—thriving.

I really enjoyed this book.  It was an easy read and just a very positive book about Southern Life and customs and friends.  Sometimes I just need a book that is fun and happy and this totally fulfilled that for me!  What are you reading?

Hope everyone has a great Wednesday!!!  

38 comments:

Suzy said...

Happy Birthday! I hope the day and year are all that you could wish for.

Molly said...

Happy Birthday!!! Hope you have a great day....and I think your Literary Wednesday is a great idea!

Morgan said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIRLY!!!! So exciting! Gosh to be 24 again! :) Have a fantabulous day! xoxo

runkerarun said...

Happy Birthday! I like that you did just over 3 miles on 3/3 ;)

Jen said...

Happy birthday. Wow, 24... I had just given birth to my first child. Oh, to be young again. Eat a piece of cake for me.

Megan said...

All the best birthdays are in March! Mine is too.

I'm reading the Flashman series. It's so funny.He's a lovable rouge. Also, I'm listening to the Harry Potter audio Books again.

onelittletrigirl said...

Wow- 24 sounds so young to me...and I am not even old! BTW- my favorite number is 3 too!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

happpy birthday!!! enjoy some of that cake for me!!

Jocelyn said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIRL! :D Celebrate it up!

Bethany + Ryan said...

Happy birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

trialsoftraining said...

happy birthday!!!

5 a.m. runs in the dark?! Oof, I'll be counting down the days til Daylight Savings for ya, so you can get some sunlight :)

enjoy the cake/family dinner tonight!

J said...

Happy birthday!

unathleticrunner said...

Happy Birthday and Happy Running!!!!

Marlene said...

Happy Birthday!!! Hope you have a fantastic day. And Brian better bring you back a nice gift for missing your B-day. ;)

RunningLaur said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!

marathonmaiden said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! and i'm jealous of your 9 min / mile slow pace. the weather really did a number on me this morning and i wish i was going as fast as you :)

have fun celebrating with the family tonight!!

Velma said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!

Kim said...

Happy birthday! I'm going to have to pick a book for literary Wednesday!

objectsevents said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! way to go on your recovery pace and enjoy your dinner/cake tonight!!! my fam always makes a big deal out of cakes, like the fact that you get to pick what kind you want. lol.

that book sounds good! i love books about groups of friends and the relationship dynamics/past-present, etc.

did you ever read The Help by Kathryn Stockett? if not, read it!

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday! I hope it's a great day and you have fun celebrating with your parents tonight! Sounds like you had a great run to start off the morning. I love watching the weather reports and seeing the sunrise get earlier and sunset later! Yay!!

Libby said...

I am a total judge the book by its cover kind of girl. I hope you have a fabulous birthday!

Staci Dombroski said...

Happy Birthday! I will have to check that book out :-) Thanks for the recommendation.

Jeri said...

Happy Birthday J! 3 miles on your 3/3 birthday. I like it. :D

aron said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!! :)

Running Diva Mom said...

Happy happy birthday!

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! My birthday is 9/9 so I know what you mean about the number thing ;)

Hope you have a fantastic day!

Teamarcia said...

Happy Birthday! have fun today and all year through!

kilax said...

Happy Birthday! 3 is my fave number too!

I was so excited yesterday when the sun came out not too shortly after 6:00. Spring is almost here!

Amy said...

Happy Birthday!

ajh said...

I think literary Wednesday's sound great. I have seen this book and may need to get it. I totally judge a book by it's cover!

ajh said...

I got so excited about the book I forgot to say Happy Birthday!

runnernic.com said...

Happy 24th birthday girlie!!! :) Hope you have/had a fantastic day!!! Cant wait to hear about your celebrations!!!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Happy Birthday!! By the time you read this comment, the day will be almost over - I hope it was a great one for you!

That sounds like a fun read - I need to read fun, light books like that occasionally. Can only read so many heavy books in a row!

MCM Mama said...

Happy Birthday!

Melanie said...

Happy birthday! And hey... celebrating it more than once is the way to go!

The Laminator said...

Happy Birthday, J! I hope you had fun, family, friends, and cake today!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Happy birthday Pretty girl!! If we ever have another child I pray that she/he will be born on 3/3 :)

FYI 9 minute miles pace is 3x3..

Hugs!!

Fair Weather Runner said...

happy bithday -- a day late! birthday runs are the best. glad you had a good one. and i think you should make your birthday last all week ;) i also judge books by the cover...ahaha, LOVE IT.