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Monday, August 1, 2011

Not TOO Shabby Birthday and July Recap

I celebrated my 34th birthday on Friday. I made out pretty well this weekend. Sunflowers - my favorite!!!! A "As long as you're sweating you're still ALIVE" Nike shirt, 3 books (Running Anatomy, Born to Run, and Duel in the Sun), a cute flower pot and a flower necklace. Sushi lunch and a movie with a girlfriend, dinner out with the family and frozen yogurt! YUM!

I guess from 80% of the gifts, you can tell I am obsessed with running. I am looking forward to reading these when I finish the other one.

Dinner out with the family was good. I got to get "dolled" up and of course the kids didn't eat, but my beef tip salad was awesome.

Before I forced her to eat just one chicken tender!
Lyle had crab cakes and like any good husband, offered me the first bite. They were yummy too, but I am a meat girl at heart, especially since we only eat seafood (and occasionally turkey) at home.

After dinner we walked to 16 Handles where we each got to pick our dessert. I think we were all thrilled to be individualized by our selections.
Half way through eating, I realized that I could have gotten mine free since it was my birthday and they didn't sing "Happy Birthday" to me. So the chorus began and since there were no candles, I teasingly blew in each of their faces... the kids laughed hysterically over that.

All in all, it was a good, low key day!

Okay, back to the serious business, July recap:

Well, folks, this was the lowest mileage month since... well, March. UGH!

Stats: July total was 153 (down from 223 in June)
Total miles for 2011: 1469

Running: 81 (down from 83 in June)
Cycling: 64 (down from 134 in June)
Swimming: 3 (down from 6 in June)

It is obvious that my cycling and swimming will drop since I am in week 2 of marathon training. I have a 2 mile swim this Sunday that I am pretty stoked about, but the 10 day hiatus from swimming due to stitches is making me a little nervous. Doctor said I could come in tomorrow to possible have stitches removed if I am healing well... here's hoping!

How did you July measure up?

4 comments:

Tricia said...

sounds like a great birthday!

Syl said...

Happy Birthday - what a great way to spend your day!

MomRunningFromCancer said...

Looks like a great birthday celebration!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

Love that photo of you. You look so happy!

Birthday months are the best. And you celebrated in style.

My July was not so runnerific but a much more well rounded month overall.