My birthday was on Wednesday, I turned 27 (yes, I still accept gifts if you didn't manage to get it to me on my birthday - there is no cut off date for these). I started the day with a run with my running buddy which was a treat in itself. Lately my mid week runs have been on the tready, but since Tim was home to look after Fletch I got to get out and run on the road like a normal person. My training plan called for a 16km run (10miles) but since I am racing tomorrow and did 30kms last weekend my legs were a bit heavy so just ended up doing 13.5kms easy pace. It was lovely.
|I am one of those people that NEVER looks good during or after a run... Or before come to think of it :)|
Then I had a nice relaxing afternoon with my boys and a visit from my parents (who came bearing cake!) and then Tim cooked dinner for me and some friends that evening! What a great birthday, I felt so spoiled and special, not to mention all of the lovely messages from my friends and readers! Thanks!
Then on Thursday Tim had Fletch while I went to work. This is what happens when the boys have a day together...
|Fletch swimming in his puffer vest at the hardware store... From a baby to a man!|
This week has been a great week of training with 3 runs and one weights session in there and today is a rest day before I race my half marathon tomorrow.
That brings me to my race tomorrow...
I am rather nervous about it, to be honest. It is a half marathon and although I have been doing much longer distances in my training, I am nervous about how I will go in this since I am using it as a race to gauge my progress for the marathon in 6 weeks time. It is my first half marathon since having my baby 7 months ago and I want it to be a good one.
If you have been following my running journey for a while now, you will know that I am NOT a fast runner. But FYI people:
So keep your eyes peeled early next week for a race recap from tomorrow's race. Oh, and well done to the two people that one their tickets to the event through the competition I had going through my blog and fb page!
Anyone else racing this weekend? What event and what distance?
Any other September babies out there?
Favourite way to celebrate your birthday?