Monday, December 12, 2011


I didn't run this weekend. Yeah, I know, what a slacker! What did I do?

Saturday I spent four hours cleaning the house and doing laundry, all the while trying not to lose my mind tripping over dogs; filled out all my Christmas cards; ran to Target for gift wrapping supplies and toiletries; and got mad at myself for forgetting to pick up beer. Yes, beer. When did I become a beer drinker?

Sunday I wrapped gifts for three hours (impossible to do in the same room as the dogs, unless you are trying to go insane); ran to the grocery story; made banana bread (which NEVER turns out as good as Kari's); did some more cleaning and laundry; and packed.

What did Pippi do this weekend when she wasn't annoying the crap out of me?

Just clean around me. I'm keeping this sunbeam occupied.

Tomorrow is the big brother and I turn THIRTY!

Apparently my brother is taking it pretty hard, which I just don't understand. He's married, owns his own house, and is doing pretty well for himself. I...have a dog? And yet, it really doesn't bother me. I just love my birthday. Bring on the cake! And the celebrations! It's just a freakin number. You can't make yourself any younger, so you might as well just go with it.

So anyway, I'm going to get back on track this week with running. I will I will I will! I've decided I need to work on my training plan again, balancing out running and cross-training better. Today is spinning. Wee!

After spin tonight I'm going to my friend's until tomorrow. She's got some crazy awesome surprise planned and I can't wait!

Thirty is going to be good. I can feel it in my bones.


  1. Hope you have a great night tonight!!

  2. Your weekend makes me feel tired. Can you come wrap my presents for me please?

    Also, half marathons don't run themselves. Chop chop on the training already. :)

  3. Happy Early bday...mine's on thursday! we're december babies! I turn 29 :)

  4. Happy early birthday! Eat extra cake for me please!

  5. I have to admit that I'm not completely looking forward to turning 30. But you're right, I should just look at it as another excuse to eat cake!

  6. Your birthday is going to be glorious. I hope Pippi got you something awesome.

  7. Happy Birthday! My thirties have been way more awesome than twenties, and I hope the same for you! :)

  8. Yes! I think you and I are on similar wavelengths, at least in terms of running. I did run, but it was mostly because I wanted to hang out with my friends. You were amazingly more productive than me, though. I suck at thinking of ideas, so I have no gifts to wrap yet. Slacker. Happy early birthday! 30 is just a number, and birthdays are always fun!

  9. WooHoo! Happy Birthday fellow birthday girl! 30 is fabulous! of course it was light years ago for me but you're right: who cares?
    All the years following are fab as well. Enjoy!

  10. Happy almost 30th birthday! I hope that Pippi decides to give you the birthday gift of no longer exploding poop. And your 30s will be awesome since you will build a Noodle Hugger empire!

  11. My 30s have been the best - you will love it! I remember turning 30 and assessing where I was at and being happy. Men seem to think the number is a big deal - my Dad always did. Terrible.

    Have a great birthday!!! Sorry I am a slacker and didn't read this earlier.