Sunday, February 26, 2012

Celebrating my BirthMonth!

I love my birthday!  I turned 37 on Feb. 17th.  I decided that this year I would celebrate my birthday for the month of February (and since it is leap year I get an extra day to celebrate!)  My friend Kristi always laughs at me because everything is related to my birthday once February hits.  If someone tells me that they are going to a concert on the 7th of February I always counter it with "oh, that's 10 days before my birthday".  Yeah I try to keep my birthday a secret.

In honor of my 37 year of living I decided that I would try and do one random nice thing for someone each day of February.  I think for the most part I did this.  One day I put some post it notes in the bathroom at work to tell people that they looked great today or thanks for making a difference.  I hear some people enjoyed the post its and it made them feel a little bit better about the day ahead of them. :)  I placed some random notes with hugs in teachers mailboxes.  Sent a friend a thanks for being a friend card.  It turned out to be a great way to celebrate turning 37! 

I also had some great friends that really went all out for my birthday.  My co-worker left me little gifts each day during the week of my birthday.  On my birthday I walked into my office and found this sitting on my desk:

My secret pal left some beautiful pink roses and my co-worker Kathy bought me beautiful yellow roses, so I combined them for an outstanding bouquet of flowers that made me smile all day long!  Somehow the kids at school found out it was my birthday on Friday (I'm guessing that they might have figured out about my birthday when I announced that it was my birthday eve on the morning announcements Thursday).  So all day long all I heard was "Happy Birthday Miss Lansberry"  I was loving my birthday!!  I had lovely cards from kids and co-workers, balloons left on my desk and then a surprise visitor.  I looked up mid afternoon and Bill from run club surprised me with more beautiful flowers and the largest balloon known to mankind!

That night I had a great happy hour at my friend Sheen's house.  With yummy cupcakes courtesy of Megan.

Saturday my parents came home from their cruise and took me out for dinner before taking back their puppy and heading home on Sunday.  Tuesday run club friends sang happy birthday and gave me some cards along with a yummy brownie sundae. 

Then last night, I had my final birthday celebration of 2012!  I met some friends for dinner and drinks and really enjoyed celebrating my BirthMonth!  All birthdays should last for the entire month :)  Thanks to all of the great people who made me feel extra special during February!

*In actual running news I need to step up my running.  I ran 5 miles on Saturday.  Half marathon number one is less than 3 weeks away! Yikes!!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Love the Run your With 5K

Last weekend I ran the Love the Run Your With 5K.  This winter has been really warm and of course the day of the 5K was probably the coldest day I have ran this winter.  I think it was in the 20's.  Brrrr...not bad if it has been around 20 degrees, but it has been in the 50's which makes 20 degrees feel down right miserable! 

Megan Becky and I got there and decided to wait in the bar til it was  race time.  It was way too cold to hang outside until the start.  For the Valentine run Megan was nice enough to make both Becky and myself some lovely pink tutus.  I loved it!  We had many people complement us on our tutus!  I also put a piece of tape on my back with "Birthday Run".  I love that so many people said happy birthday mid run!  I can't believe that it took me until year 2 of Love the Run Your With to run with my birthday run on my back!  I love people saying happy birthday to me!  It just makes my day!  I figured since this was the closest race I was running near my birthday (Feb. 17th) it was ok to write birthday run. 

Our Run Club friends ran and volunteered at the water stop.  It was great catching up with them after the run!  And we had free drink tickets which always makes it more enjoyable after a run too.

Our friend Bill and "The Teachers" as he refers to the three of us.

It was a very cold day for a run, but once we got started it wasn't too bad.  Megan Pr'd and I had mucho people wish me happy birthday, success all around!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

February = shorts and a t-shirt right?

I forgot to announce that I signed up for the Marine Corps Historic Half in May!  This will be race number 3 in 3 months which means I will be a Half Fana!!  Yeah!!!  I also just realized that there is 7 weeks until my next half and I am not really in the training mode.  Think they will move the RnR DC back a week for me??  Yeah I don't think so either, one can hope though. 

Well this past weekend was supposed to be my 6 mile run and that was a big fail thanks to the cold I have picked up.  Yesterday, my favorite day of the week , run club night, I didn't go b/c of a lovely case of pink eye.  I think the universe is telling me not to run. :)

Tonight I finally got back into my running shoes.  It was a beautiful winter night.  No snow to be seen.  70 degrees in February and I am running in shorts and a t-shirt.  Who would have thunk it?  This winter has be beautiful running weather.  Since it is 70 in February wonder what spring is going to hold?