Saturday was my birthday. It was such a packed day of activity that I didn't even get to write a post!
I woke up very early to run 18 miles and it went really well. The route was very hilly but I felt good pretty much the whole way which was awesome. The temperature was perfect (40F) but the winds were horrible. Half the run I was being pushed from behind by the wind and the other half I was running headfirst into the 30+mph winds!
My running buddy was so nice to remember my birthday and surprise me with mini cupcakes! They were definitely part of my refueling on Saturday!
When I arrived home from the run, I rushed to take an ice bath, shower, and pack to head to my in-laws. Brian had planned for us to go see Les Miserables and go out to a nice dinner with his parents. Sitting down for an extended period after my run was not ideal but I think the ice bath really helped.
The fun did not stop there because at the home of my mother in-law, there was a perfect red velvet cake waiting for me! It was a perfect way to end the day.
By the end of the day I was pretty tired from all the excitement and full from all the cake! It definitely was a great birthday!