“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Personally, I think August 9th is the best day of the year. My birthday. :-) We celebrated 41 years of Cindi with my parents, sister and niece, and the kids yesterday. Look at the fun picture they blew up:
Eating cake on my 1st birthday. Maybe I really am a blonde?
Funny that the same things that make me happy when I was one (pink clothing, cake and celebrating with family) also make me happiest now. As I start this 41st year of my life, I am thankful for friends, family and new beginnings. Although I’m at a place in my life I didn’t plan on being, I am confident that it is the right place for me and I am, for the first time in a long long time, truly happy and excited about the future.
Good stuff happening. :-)
Me with Mom and Dad (blog readers #1 and #2)
Chicago Marathon Training, Week #8 Recap
- Miles run: 60.3
- Miles biked: ZERO (uggggg)
- Core: 2 times (ugggggg)
- Pilates: 1 time (well, I’m planning on it later today!)
- M: 7 miles (8:32)
- T: complete rest day (first COMPLETE day off since June 17th)
- W: 9 miles (8:19; w/ 4 x 1 mile at 6:53, 6:51, 6:48 and 6:45)
- Th: 11.5 miles (8:49)
- F: 6.4 miles (9:05)
- Sa: 20.2 miles (8:11)
- Su: 6.2 miles (9:19); pilates
I feel good about where my running is right now, but not so good about my slacking on the core and my eating. I know I said it last week, but this week WILL be better – except for the chocolate cake I’m planning on making today :-)
55 days til race day!