Thursday, December 10, 2009

Spoiled!

I was spoiled on my birthday by all my wonderful friends, family, co-workers, students, as well as my blogger/FB friends! I am truly blessed to be surrounded by such a great group of friends and family!

On top of a handful of giftcards to Target and Scheels (local sporting good store), my sisters and brother-in-law got me tickets to Lorie Line in Bismarck on the 23rd! I have seen her twice before, and can't wait to see her at the Belle! They also got me the New Moon soundtrack and I absolutely love it! My parents got me a cookie press, for making spritz cookies, to keep me busy until my real gift comes... the anticipation is killing me!

My students, loaded me with hugs, smiles, and happy birthday wishes. A couple students who are of different ethnicity sang me a song in their native language, danced around, and tugged on my ears. Supposedly tugging on the ears are well wishes and helps you grow! Too funny.

Asside from being spoiled, I did a two-fer yesterday. I guess some would say I had something up my butt, but I guess I just felt really good and extra motivated on my 29th birthday! I pumped out 14 miles on the bike in the morning and 4.75 miles on the treadmill after work! You read that right... 4.75 miles... running. And it felt great!

I am so excited to be running again, pain free. I still think I have it in me to get 45 miles in this month to meet my goal... only 31 more miles to go in 21 days. I know it's definitely do-able, I am just going to play it day by day and see what the legs can handle!

17 comments:

Marci said...

glad you had a great birthday!

MCM Mama said...

Glad it was an awesome birthday! WTG on the double workout.

Kristen said...

So glad you have had such a special birthday with great family and friends.

Yay for no pain!!

J said...

Happy Late birthday! So glad your running pain free and that you had such a great birthday!

Marlene said...

Sounds like a wonderful Birthday! Nice job on the double workout too.

Wes said...

you deserve to be spoiled. happy running :-)

Lily on the Road said...

I'm with Wes, you do deserved to be spoiled, ear tugging, well.....LOL

Scheels said...

Scheels gift cards... What a great present! :) Looking forward to having you in the store soon! Happy belated birthday! – Scheels

Staci Dombroski said...

I am glad to hear that you had such a great birthday! I always love teaching on my birthday! The best part is when the students try to guess your age :-)

Holly said...

Glad to hear you had a great birthday! You're starting year 29 off with a bang! :)

Jon Gilchrist said...

Bravo on pain free running. And I look forward to hearing about you hitting your running goal! GO GET IT!!

Wendy said...

Sounds like a great birthday!

sunapeegirl said...

So glad you had a great birthday! Congrats on running pain free!

kelsey @ kelseytoney said...

I looooove the new moon sound track. :D

Glad you had a great birthday! :D

RunnerGirl said...

Sounds like a great birthday!

Kelly said...

Glad to hear you had a great birthday, and that you are running so successfully!

Jess said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful birthday and way to rock a two fer!