25 & Still Alive!

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My long weekend came to an end and I returned back to the office today. My work was patiently waiting for me (yeah right), as I had expected, but no reason to bore you with those details. I had a fabulous weekend and I want to share that with you!

On Sunday, my last day official day of being 24, I went for a 7 mile run. I thought it was lame that I was spending my last day only doing 7 (I should have done 24...kidding!), but I had to reserve that energy for some partying!

However, my run was not in the least bit disappointing. I had a HUGE PR.

I did not expect to kick that much ass! After the many 7 mile runs I've completed, I NEVER finished in under an hour. That ended up being a better way to end 24 than doing a super long distance, in my opinion.

That evening, we had my party...

Peter and I had a cookout/potluck since the weather was perfect! There was a ton of food and I tried to eat one of everything, which is why potlucks are so dangerous for me. My sister provided the cake. If you don't understand what "Happy Birthday to the GROUND" means, please, watch this Lonely Island music video.

The next morning, my birthday, I decided to start off with a half marathon, but I was not feeling it. I reduced it to 10. I wanted to one-up myself from last year's 10 mile birthday run, but I already cranked out a mess of miles the whole weekend. I didn't want to over-exhaust myself.

I did good though. Enough to make myself proud!

I threw in a 7 miler like it was nothing yesterday, but today, I'm really struggling to get motivated for an easy 5 mile run. The heat is pretty uncomfortable. Though, I must admit, I'm not much more comfortable roasting here on the couch. I can't imagine a run could really do me much harm. I have a cold Gatorade in the fridge ready for me and my expectations are definitely low. I would be happy to finish the 5 miles in about 48 minutes, which I find reasonable given the heat.

AND I have 2 rest days in front of me! All those miles will be worth the laziness :o) .

Have a Happy Hump Day!


  1. I'm glad I'm not the only one getting slowed down by the heat!

    1. Oh, believe me, every runner is affected by the heat. If someone runs the same pace in 60 degree weather, then 90 degree weather, I would be very surprised. Just keep hydrated and watch your heart rate :)


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