Yesterday I celebrated my big 5-0! Actually, I continued the celebration since my husband managed to pull off a surprise party for me last weekend. So much for my post-race veg-out plans. 😉
Life has been pretty busy lately and I wasn’t sure what I’d say about my birthday until I remembered my first Friday Five post of 2017 set Five Goals On Turning 50
. True to form, once I wrote out those goals I never checked back in on them, but I think I managed to achieve them all–especially if I can double count our European vacation
as travelling somewhere new for fun and enjoying my children as adults.
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This weekend I ran my third half marathon of the year–the 2017 Wilson Bridge Half Marathon. While I still love 10 milers, I am getting used to the half marathon distance–just in time for the “off” season.
Even though I’ve never run this race, the route was familiar–5 miles out and back along the George Washington Parkway, and then 1.5 miles across and back across the Wilson Bridge.
Last week took me from a visit with my daughter in Colorado to my firm’s retreat in Phoenix. Between being out of my usual routine for almost two weeks, the drastic changes in the weather, and Arizona not following Day Light Saving Time, I am not sure which way is up.
Hot Air Ballooning was not one our activities,
but they did set up a finish line for the 5K Fun Run.
Since I’m still out of town, I’m going to keep this pretty short, but still cover the highlights for the Weekly Wrap link up with Holly and Tricia.
Welcome to the November Ultimate Coffee Date Link Up! Since both Deborah and I are celebrating birthdays later this month, I am dubbing this the Birthday Edition. That also gives us
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I didn’t plan to participate in Hell Week at Orange Theory Fitness again this year, but then an unexpected trip to Boulder where it is too dark–and some days too cold–to run before work led me to the gates of hell week.
I’m actually only part of the way through hell week, since it runs through Halloween, but with 4 workouts done, I am determined to go at least once more to earn a “free” t-shirt.