|The dress I finally decided on|
1. I turned 40. Yep, the dreaded 40. I had a lovely Birthday party surrounded by friends and family. It was perfect. I had wanted to do something "epic" for 40...but just never really got around to planning some big thing. No big deal, the Birthday party was really quite perfect. I stressed over my outfit for weeks. I bought four dresses before finally deciding on one. We ended up getting some bad news shortly before the party, and then Jim had a flat tire on the way there and I was late to my own party. It was stressful and I was having so many mixed emotions...but everyone was so great. It's times like these that you realize just how important family and friends are.
2. I ran a half marathon a week and a half ago. Nothing big to report. It's the Rock the Parkway half marathon here in Kansas City. It is my half marathon PR (3 years ago)....and I haven't been able to touch my time since. In 2012 I ran a 2:23 (PR), 2013 a 2:34 and 2014 a 2:32. So I guess I was 2 minutes faster than last year, but still my finish time is somewhere around my "average" for a half. I'm usually between 2:30 and 2:35. The weather was nice though a bit warm at the end, and we did have some strong winds, which you had to fight the entire 6.5 miles back. I went out to fast. I had a good 8 or 9 miles and then totally crashed at the end. But it was fun...as always.
|The finish line at Rock the Parkway|
|Me & Jim at my Birthday|
5. I finally rode my tri bike again. If you've been following my blog for awhile, then you know I purchased a new tri bike last May. On basically my first ride I had a very near miss with a car and threw myself over the handlebars of my bike breaking my wrist (among lots of other scrapes and bruises). I have been a big chicken about getting on it again. Honestly, I have felt so dumb, but I have been scared to death. On Sunday, I finally put on my big girl pants and went for a ride. I only rode about 30 minutes, but I survived. It will take a little getting used to but I know I'll be fine. I just need to get over the mental part of it. Now that we are finally having warm weather, I should be able to get out for more rides this week.
|Jim took this picture this weekend of one happy dog enjoying the warm weather. I guess we all love Spring!|