Sunday, March 4, 2012

Celebrating another year

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!

16 comments:

Kelly Janowski said...

Happy birthday!

Rena said...

Happy belated birthday! It sounds like it was amazing. I love red velvet!

trifitmom said...

happy happy those cakes and cupcakes are making me salivate

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

Happy late birthday! I'm glad you got spoiled! That run was hilly, whoa! Is your marathon gonna be pretty hilly?

Jamie said...

I'm glad you had a great birthday! The cake and cupcakes look amazing!

Brittany said...

Nice job on those hills!! :)I am glad you had a wonderful birthday!

Brittany said...

Nice job on those hills!! :)I am glad you had a wonderful birthday!

JFord said...

Happy late Birthday!

Allison said...

Happy birthday and congrats on 18!

Elizabeth said...

Happy Birthday! That cake looks delicious!!

kilax said...

Happy Birthday! What a fun (and busy!) day! Are you on Cloud 9 after your awesome (despite crazy windy) first 18 miler? I hope so!!! :)

Lauren @ Sassy Molassy said...

Your run sounds much better than mine! And that cake looks so delicious! Happy belated bday!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Happy Birthday! Looks like you had a great weekend!!

And nice work on that run - especially since it was windy. Ick. I hate running into the wind, it's tough on me mentally and physically.

kaydi327 said...

Happy belated birthday, J! Awesome job on the run. I ran in the wind yesterday and it was tough!

-Katie @ Legally Fit

Suzy said...

Happy Belated Birthday, J!!! It sounds like you had a very fun and busy day.

destination262 said...

A few days late -- but HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! A lovely long run, sweets, and the show sounds like a perfect birthday!! :)