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Birthday Weekend

This weekend was great! Not only was it my birthday, but it was a great Long Beach Half Marathon too! Since I started a new job not long ago, for the first time in two years I was able to run the race again! It was so exciting and nice to be able to run one of my favorite races, instead of working it for once. :)

For whatever reason, this race still gives me some crazy euphoric feeling. Yes, I totally stole these photos from the race site.


Such an amazing day, seriously. Love that race. During that race I was totally even thinking, Oh man I should run a full!!! Then once I crossed the finish line, I had my senses come back to me and though nahhhh, I’ll stick to halfs…. So we’ll see. I’m getting the itch to run a full. But that means I’d have to actually train and run more often, so we’ll see. If you haven’t noticed I haven’t been bursting at the seams to run lately and it’s finally starting to come back little by little. I needed a break and have been working on a blog post on that for quite some time. Perhaps I will post it next week.


As for the race recap, it wasn’t bad at all, I felt decent the first 8 miles and then I hit a WALL. Hello, no training. After that I walked a little bit and ate a otter pop someone was passing out. I finished in about 2:07, I think, which was fine by me. It did give me the motivation to train for my next race though.


Needless to say, the birthday was AMAZING! I got a trainer to ride my bike inside, which I’m so excited about and also a few weights and some gift cards to Forever 21, my go-to. It was a lovely weekend of relaxing and hanging out with family and friends. My favorite. :)

I am so thankful for so many things in my life. Family, Friends, a house, health and food daily. I cannot ask for anything more!


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  • Reply That Pink Girl

    Happy birthday!

    October 11, 2012 at 11:48 am
  • Reply Julie (A Case of the Runs)

    Happy birthday! I came in around that time on no training, too, though I didn’t see you. =/ Like you, though, it did motivate me to train, though my next half is in like 2 weeks, so after that.

    October 11, 2012 at 12:03 pm
  • Reply Sandy

    Looking great out there and nice work getting down 10 pounds. I didn’t think you need to lose any weight but you look even slimmer now! I was not able to run Long Beach due to some shin issues at the last minute so I missed out!

    October 11, 2012 at 1:43 pm
  • Reply Toronto Girl West

    It’s always so good to see how happy you look running LB! :) I’ll always remember that jazz hands kind-of-happy post from way back when!!!!

    October 11, 2012 at 8:12 pm
  • Reply Leigh

    Happy belated birthday! You are looking fantastic :) And your hair is getting long again :)

    October 11, 2012 at 8:27 pm
  • Reply The Blonde

    Happy Birthday! Fun to celebrate with a race!

    October 13, 2012 at 12:55 pm
  • Reply Michelle

    Happy belated birthday!!! You look fantastic in all your running pics! Hope you had a great birthday!!!

    October 14, 2012 at 10:25 am
  • Reply Wendy

    Happy Birthday! Looks like a great day!

    October 15, 2012 at 6:31 pm
  • Reply Christy

    Happy belated birthday! How do you look so good in all your running pics? I did a half last weekend too and I look good in the first few pics (since I purposefully smiled for the camera) but by the end I look horrible. Nice time too for not training! I DID train & I only finished 4 minutes faster than you. :-\ I’m aiming for sub-2 hours next time!

    October 16, 2012 at 12:58 pm
  • Reply Emily

    Happy Belated Birthday! You look fantastic and truly glow!

    November 1, 2012 at 6:25 am
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