Monday, August 23, 2010

Happy To Me!


Yes, Happy To Me! (Our 3 year old niece used to say that at OTHER people's birthdays... So cute!)

It crept up on me again. My birthday... For the first time EVER, I have no desire to celebrate. I'm thinking I can deal with a low key celebration this year. I've never had any issues getting older, but having some difficulty swallowing the fact that I'm 36. Wow. Deep breath....

At the same time, I can't believe how lucky I am with all the blessings in my life! I have so much to be thankful for! Really, I am so blessed. Life is so good!

I've been trying something new. with my running routine. Running after my boot camp in the morning. I've been trying to do 3 to 4 miles in the morning and then trying to get another 4 to 5 miles after work. It also works out on evenings when I have plans (like tonight and tomorrow) and don't have time to get the runs in... Maybe I'm uber warmed up but I've been pulling out like 9 minute miles. I can see some improvements with the speed and it's really encouraging. Hopefully I can run at consistent sub 9 pace again! (Although, this morning's 4 miler was kind of crappy but then I did have quite a few glasses of Pinot Grigio last night at dinner.) I've also been trying to lose the weight that I've put on the last year. Ugggh, it's a never ending battle! If only I didn't like to eat so much???

It's a happy week with so many birthday celebrations but at the same time, it's been sad, too. Duane's aunt passed away last week and it's never easy when a family member passes away. My thoughts and prayers are with Lauren, Kyle and Uncle Mas... They are really lovely cousins and very funny uncle...

10 comments:

  1. So sorry for your loss. Happy birthday to everyone. Mines tomorrow!

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  2. So sorry for your and Duane's loss.

    But great going on the running and it sounds like you've found something that really works for you, so stick with it. I think doubles are a great way to build up your mileage without it hurting you too much.

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  3. Oh, so sorry to hear about the loss in your family! But it's nice to have so much family nearby for support.

    And Happy Birthday again, Julianne - you don't look a day over 25! :) I would say 21 but you're too sophisticated for that :)

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  4. So sorry to hear about the loss in your family!!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! :) :) your still looking fly and you will be young forever!!!!! :)

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  5. So sorry for you and Duanne - thinking about ya!

    Happy Birthday! And you're a rockstar getting back out there and running those paces! You're back baby! Miss ya!

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  6. So sorry for you and Duane - my thoughts are with you both.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Age is just a number - you are beautiful and young at heart.

    Great job on your running - I know those sub 9s are in you!

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  7. Happy birthday, Julianne! I'm sorry that the week also includes a loss in your family. :\

    I'm interested to hear how your doubling-up running is going! Keep us posted!

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  8. I'm so sorry for your and Duane's loss :( hugs!

    Happy Birthday!!! We will have to celebrate the next time we all get together :) Nice job on getting in all those speedy miles!

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  9. Happy belated...if I was 36 I would party, 'cos I would have traveled back in time!

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