Sunday, December 20, 2009

Birthday Run

Yesterday I celebrated my 32nd birthday.  I had to work this weekend, so I decided Friday would be the day for my birthday celebration run.  I had been looking forward to a nice, easy run all week.  Unfortunately my cold had other plans.  Regardless, I slept in until about 7:45am and headed out for an 8 mile run.  Since I wasn't feeling fantastic, I thought I'd run the same route as my last 8 mile autopilot run.  I was hoping to have the same experience, but it didn't quite happen.  I noticed every single little incline in my legs and my lungs were huffing and puffing to keep up!  I'm ashamed to admit that I actually had to stop and walk a few minutes towards the end.  I just didn't have it in me.  Luckily hubby had taken the day off and was decidedly in charge of the kids for the day.  I came home, showered and crawled into bed....and remained there until it was time to get ready for my family birthday party at 4:45pm!  Hubby and the kids even brought me my lunch in bed.  It was fantastic and I felt 100% better by the end of the day.

As for my birthday gifts, hubby didn't disappoint!  I had requested some running items and that's exactly what I got.  Last winter I bought a good jacket and some tops to run in.  This year I requested some nice, warm pants and a vest for the spring/fall.  I had to do some exchanging, but I ended up with:

This vest from LOLE

These Saucony ViperLite XPT pants
This Saucony neck warmer....for those chiiiiiilly days in Ohio

More of my favorite socks (for summer)....Smartwool PhD Run Ultra Light Micro


New Pearl Izumi gloves, to replace mine that had ripped.

I love new running me that extra motivation to get out of bed in the morning.  I have no excuse now, not to get out there and get my runs in!   Hopefully this week I can get over my cold and get back to enjoyable running!


RunnerGirl said...

I really like that neck warmer, and need to get one for myself!

Rookie on the Run said...

If I wore that neck warmer here, people would think I was a burglar. A sweaty burglar. :D

It sounds like you had a wonderful birthday, in spite of your cold. Awesome job doing your eight miles! What a nice treat for you to be able to sleep after your run and get lunch brought to you! Big points for your husband. :)

TMB said...

Happy Birthday! That gear is sweet!

Mile Posts by Dorothy Beal said...

Happy Belated Birthday!! Love your Saucony gear :)

Morgan said...

Happy Belated and score 10 brownie points to the hubs for coming through with some great presents! Woo hoo! Happy running and feel better!

B Sue Fly said...

Happy Birthday! Those clothes look fantastic, maybe if I had a few nice things that would keep me warm I might be more inclined to head outside to run rather than always using my treadmill :-) Glad that you had a good day!

Teamarcia said...

Happy belated birthday! Looks like you made a good haul. Enjoy!

lindsay said...

happy belated birthday! nice gifts! the neckwarmer thingy sounds wonderful for a winter run - i'll have to check those out :)

Marlene said...

Looks like you got spoiled with awesome running gifts! Happy Belated Birthday! I hope you're feeling much better by now.