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...


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

  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.

  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 :)

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

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

  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!

  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!

  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!

  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!

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

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