The Best Day of the Year (And Chicago Marathon Week #8 Recap)

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!)

The details:

  • 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!

3 thoughts on “The Best Day of the Year (And Chicago Marathon Week #8 Recap)

  1. I am in complete agreement with you. August 9 IS the best day of the year! Of course, my bias is the same as yours. Funny finding another running blogger out there who shares the exact same birthday. Glad you had a good one! The next year will be a great one for you!! Great week on the running, the rest will come. Have a great day!!

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