Thursday, April 8, 2010

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Today I ran the longest run in my life...11 miles! It was unseasonably warm here and I was tired, but I did it!!! When I was 16 I wussed out of a 7 mile run because I thought I could never make it. Now...it is just days from my 32nd birthday and I am happy to report that my 32-year-old self is kicking my 16-year-old self's butt!

I tried my Recovery socks for the first time after the run and my legs feel great...much less achy than after my 10 miler 2 weeks ago. My husband has been teasing me about my knee-high fuschia socks all day, but I don't care...they feel great!

I also just finished Yasso's book and thoroughly enjoyed it. I had thought it would be more about training. It is actually only a little about training and a lot about his life. That man is AMAZING!!! I really loved reading about his races, his struggles and his triumphs. He is very honest in the book, but also does not come off as the least bit cocky, despite his amazing achievements. I give it 2 thumbs up!

My birthday is Sunday I love being a mom having a birthday. My husband took me 3-year-old son out to buy me a present and when they got home he ran in the door and yelled "I got you an apron!!" So much for the surprise! (I actually LOVE aprons, so it is perfect for me.) Then, I had my daughter out shopping at my favorite store, LOFT, the other night and she came over to me and said "Can I please have $29.50 so I can buy you your birthday present???" There is not much at that store I don't like, so I forked over the money. Then she told me that "I want it to be a surprise, but I can tell you it is some kind of earrings." It does my heart good to see how excited my kids get about picking out presents for me. Can't wait to open my presents!

20 comments:

Heather said...

Congrats on the distance milestone, that's awesome! Hope you have a fabulous birthday weekend. With such sweet kids, I'm sure you will. :)

Erica said...

I love it when little kids "shop" my 3 year old got me "smelly good candles" because she knows I don't like a stinky house! ahaha they are too cute!

greydawn said...

love that way of saying that you 30 something self is kicking the butt of your teen self so funny! and Happy Birthday!!

Sunflower Kisses said...

You go girl!
And happy birthday!

Michelle said...

Congrats on the mileage!!

Happy Birthday! Sweet kiddos!

Judi said...

Great job on your 11 miles! It is something to celebrate!

Birthdays are so fun with kids in the house aren't they? I hope you had a fantastic day!

Wilma NC said...

Congratulations!!!! Oh, wanted to tell you that the Yurbuds came last week. They really do work great!!! Thanks for the recommendation.

Cheri said...

So I don't forget....HAVE A VERY HAPPY B-DAY SARAH and congrats on the loooooong run. You'll do great in the marathon.

Oh to be 32 again (maybe...if I knew what I know now) I was expecting our 3rd daughter who is now 21. Yikes!

greentigress said...

Awww cute about your kids!

Happy Birthday and congrats on 11 miles!!!!

Christina said...

Super job on the long run. I remember each time when I cross a mark I've never been to before. It is so cool when you cross over the 10 and say each step is more than I've ever taken. Such a great feeling.

I'll have to read the book. I would have thought it was all training related too.

My coffee thing was shipped today and I almost bought a bunch of k-cups today but thought I should wait. I'm so excited to get it and have people over.

Winnston said...

How wonderful about your birthday and the presents. You are blessed! I miss those days with my younguns, but have such fine memories of just the type of things you mention. These are truly the best and most precious things in life.

As to your running, well, what is there to say. You got this. Great job on the 11 miler. I guess you have one more before the taper? the great feeling after that 11 miler is just a taste of the rush of accomplishment to come for you at the HM in May.

Sounds like you are ready for it.

Tanya said...

Congratulations on the 11 miler-you are going to ROCK the half marathon! And happy birthday!

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The un-Zen Runner said...

Nice, sounds like you're totally ready to do a half marathon now. That's a huge accomplishment. I think you deserve an apron. :)

I Run for Fun said...

Way to go!!! Awesome job on the 11 mile run.

LOL! The kids are adorable.

Happy birthday in advance!

Nicole on the run said...

Sounds like they're really busy preparing.
Good for you for kicking your 16 year old self's butt! I do the same with my twenty year old butt!

Sherri said...

32 year old kicking your 16 y/o butt! Too funny!
recovery socks? tell me more!?!?!

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shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Welcome to the long run!

Your kids sound wonderful! I love those moments!