The Big 3-0 Part I

Well, it’s official. I am no longer in my twenties. I am 30 years old today. Happy birthday to me.

I really don’t feel 30 years old. And you’re only as old as you feel, right? So, I think I’ll be 24 today. Yup, 24′s good.

It has been such a fun and busy weekend!


Yesterday morning, I headed off to yoga as usual, and ended up running an impromptu 5k instead. The park district where I workout was holding a 5k right down the street from the gym. And I thought, hey, it’s my last day in my twenties, why not run a 5k. So, I went over and registered for the race. I called Danny and told him that I was going to run a 5k really quick and that I’d be home later.

I ended up not doing very good at all. I pretty much tried to think up every reason why it was my worst run ever, so I didn’t have to blame myself for my crappy running.

  • It was hot as butt out.
  • I drank coffee before I ran, so I had to pee the whole race.
  • My calves hurt.
  • There was big hill.
  • The sun was in my eyes…right?

I was pretty disappointed with my time, but it was just a last-minute fun race. And Danny pointed out that any running is good running. I don’t have to be fast. I just have to do it.

Hot and sweaty after my run.

After I crossed the finish line, I really did feel like I was going to pass out, so I grabbed water and a bagel, and sat down for about 10 minutes.

Then I went to Starbucks to make myself feel better.

A while later, we dropped Jacob off at his computer class, then Danny, Jaden, and I went on a 2 mile walk. That’s 5.2 miles for the day, which isn’t bad.

After we got home, Danny told me that he was dropping the kids off at his parents and to be ready by 4 o’ clock.

A little after 4 pm, my family showed up at our house with cake and presents. Marlene made an awesome Twilight cake for me.

How great is this cake?!

Inside was red velvet.

Then, I opened presents.

My gift from my family turned out to be a bike! I don’t have the bike yet, they just gave me a picture of a bike. Apparently, they think I still need training wheels. We’re going to go to the bike store next weekend for me to pick out a bike.

Thanks for the awesome presents, family!

My dad also gave me a few lotto tickets. I scratched this one and won $100 bucks! Woot! Woot!

How fun is it to win $100 on your birthday?!

From our house, we headed to a secret destination for dinner. I had no idea where we were going, and was very surprised when it turned out to be Joe’s Crab Shack.

I have always wanted to go there, and Danny actually remembered.

More about my birthday celebration tomorrow!!

Questions of the day:

  • How old do you feel?
  • Have you ever ran a last-minute race?
  • Favorite seafood?


Filed under Family Fun, Fitness, Working Out

11 Responses to The Big 3-0 Part I

  1. I see you are monetizing..what are you using?

    Happy Birthday! I just got a bike yesterday from Target. I got a cruiser. picture is on my entry from yesterday. I can’t believe you are only 30..dude I am OLD!

    • I saw your bike! Looks awesome! I can’t wait to get mine!

      I’m using wordads through WordPress. It’s the only advertising I can use that I know about because I’m not self hosted. Maybe one day.

  2. What a fun impromptu way to celebrate the end of your twenties! I always feel 13, even though I’m 36.

  3. What a great cake! Very creative, I love the apple :)

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! A surprise 5K, what a nice way to celebrate! I was actually looking for a cool race the weekend near my bday in October but no luck. Glad you had a nice day!

  4. shannonjoe

    O to the M to the G. OMG! I love that Twilight cake! :)

    Happy birthday! You got in some great miles (unexpectedly)!


  5. Your husband is don’t have to run fast – you just have to run! So great job on your last 5k in your 20′s!

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