My birthday is today.  I remember when I turned 21, 30, and 40.  As I’ve gottten older I don’t do anything wild or crazy.  I am just happy that I get to celebrate another birthday because I know many people do not.  So, let me tell you about my week leading up to today.

Monday:

Back to work.  Tired as usual.  Woke up at 4:30 and could not go back to sleep.  Thankfully I had to get through the week and two more days the following week till Thanksgiving Break.  

In the evening I enjoyed a glass of wine.  Or it might have been two glasses.

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Tuesday:

I do not know why but woke up again at 4:30 am.  My cat thought it was time to eat so she meowed until I finally fed her.  

I could not go back to sleep so I went to the Running Warehouse site and ordered two pairs of the Mizuno Wave Rider 19.  A few people have reviewed the 20s and I wanted to try them out too (I know it is different but it has pretty good reviews).  I went with the 19 because they were on sale.  I usually wear a 9.5 but have had to size up a few times with some shoes so I ordered a 9.5 and 10.  I also ordered a pair of the Mizuno Sayonara 3 which were also on sale on Amazon. I’ve worn this shoe before and did not really care for it.  But I’ve heard good things about the updated version so I want to try them out again.

After work I felt sick.  I felt like I had a fever.  I left at 3 and stopped at Target to get some things for a parent volunteer breakfast the next day.  Once home I took a nap and woke up at 5:45.  I debated on whether to meet my running club for our workout (1×1600 and 4×400).  I ended up going and am glad I did.  I ended up running my fastest mile in 8:24!  It was tough!

Don’t pay attention to the rest of the splits.  I’ve had my watch for almost a year but rarely use it at the track so I never figured out how to use it correctly for track use.  Well, after Tuesday I have a much better idea.

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After my workout I went with a friend to eat tacos.  Since it was Taco Tuesday there were so many people there and we waited a long time.  I think we waited more than the actual time it took us to eat the tacos!

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Wednesday:

The usual stuff at work and a meeting after school.  I was supposed to meet a friend for dinner but ended up cancelling to work late.

Thursday:

It is almost Friday!  Plus, it was supposed to get to 70s.  That is unheard of for November but I’ll take it.

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I got my shoes from Running Warehouse.  Cute colors and very comfortable.  I posted a picture on Facebook and Instagram and asked friends if I should keep both.  Ha, they all said to definitely keep both pairs.

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I took advantage of the weather and did my run in shorts and tank top.  Why not?  6.02 miles @10:05 average pace.

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Friday:

The best day of the week.  Payday and breakfast.  The day went fast but I did stay at work till 5pm to grade papers and finish my lesson plans.  I did not want to do that this weekend.

I was not too crazy for the pink and purple shoe colors.  I ordered another pair in lilac/white/violet.  I think those will look prettier!  I mean running shoes have to be comfortable and pretty too, right?

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Saturday:

I went to Fleet Feet to check out their Thanksgiving Sale and to return a pair of shoes.  I bought the Saucony Zealot 2 at the Chicago Marathon Expo and while they felt great when I tried them on, they hurt my feet when I ran in them.  The manager was nice enough to take them back even though it was over 30 days since I had purchased them.  I ended up buying a TrailHeads hat (which I have to return because I realized the next day that I have one in the same color) and a Brooks running jacket during the cold winter this year.

I made a quick stop at Staples and found this Atari game console on sale.  I remember my siblings and I had one when we were kids.  It was tempting to buy it.

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Sunday:

My birthday!!  I ran 4.4 miles to commemorate this special day!  It was cold and windy and I was glad it was just 4.4 miles.  I am not ready to run in this cold weather.

Lola loves cuddling with me!

 

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For lunch I went to Home Run Inn with my siblings and nephews and niece.  It was  fun to catch up and eat delicious food.  I even got a free sundae to celebrate my birthday.

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I’m linking up with Holly and Tricia for their Weekly Wrap.

Hoping everyone had a good week!

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13 comments on “Birthday Week”

  1. Happy Birthday! I wear Mizuno Inspires and they came out with several white versions (with different accents) lately. I didn’t think I would like white, but really did. I actually lost one pair recently after leaving them on the back of my car and driving off. (Bummer!) Congratulations on that fast mile! It’s like a little reward to see those low numbers show up on your watch. It was such a nice treat to receive the birthday giveaway box from you! Thanks again. And thanks for linking, Zenaida!

  2. I hope you had a wonderful birthday!!! No better way to celebrate than with running shoes. I have the Wave Rider 19s, too, but have yet to put them to the test! And I was one of your friends who voted to keep both pairs. You’ll definitely get your use out of them. =)

    • Thank you Emily! I ended up returning the Sayonara. I have mixed feeling about the Wave Rider. They are very comfortable but every time I run I make this loud pounding noise and I don’t know if it is me or the shoes.

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