Friday, August 22, 2014

Celebrate the Small Things- August 22nd

Thanks to our host Viklit and co-hosts Diana Wilder, L.G. Keltner, Cyborg Mom and CaffeMaggieato!

This week I'm celebrating...

I rocked it!  I had my first ever 10K this past Sunday and, I must say, I totally rocked it!  I finished in less then an hour!  (I don't know the exact time because they haven't posted the results yet but I estimate it was right around 59 minutes.)  I didn't walk once, not even on the hills, and I was so psyched by the end of the race that I was smiling like a crazy clown as I ran across the finish line.   Plus they used an electronic race bib system that has a computer chip in it so as I got to the finish line the announcer said my name over the loud speakers and I burst out into an overzealous "Whoo!!!!"  (I don't know if that's poor race etiquette but I honestly don't care- it was a big deal for me and I couldn't contain myself.)
Yeah, I selfie documented the moment.
I have four (count 'em, 4!) 5Ks scheduled for next month and two more 10Ks scheduled for October and I'm totally exited about all of them.  This new hobby of mine is really taking off!

Of course, more running  I only logged in 4 miles on Tuesday and another 4 Thursday this week which I was slightly disappointed in since I'd been hoping to continue the 10K streak.  But it was hotter and more humid and the sun was especially unforgiving so I have to give myself credit for toughing out the 4 which did NOT come easy.  Sweating through it, even when it's not the impressive mileage you were aiming for, is still an accomplishment.  And I've got some time yet to ramp up.

Finally, a vacation!  Today I'm up in New York visiting friends from college that I get to see- at max- once a year.  There will be pizza and video games and a viewing of the Lego Movie in addition to the best kind of hang out time one can get with friends you've known for a decade.  I'm pretty stoked.  

And on Monday I took the day off to celebrate my birthday at home with the sweetie.  I'm not 100% sure what I want to do with the day yet but rest assured there will be presents, cake and the bliss that comes from birthday snuggles and simply not being at work.  Low key, but wonderful.

What are you celebrating?



  1. Whoohoo! Rock on! Congratulations! ^_^
    Enjoy your long weekend. Happy Birthday, Monday!

  2. Happy Birthday for Monday. Hope you have a fab time in NY, sounds like you deserve a rest after all that running. Congratulations :)

  3. CONGRATS on the 10K! AWESOME!!

  4. Congratulations on finishing the 10K in less than an hour! You did rock it. And you'll rock all the other upcoming races.
    Enjoy visiting with your friends.

  5. Congrats on the 10K. Enjoy the weekend.

  6. I'm seeing my friends from uni in a couple of weeks time too, hope you're having a good time! Congrats on finishing the 10K :)

  7. Have an awesome birthday!!! And cake? YUM. I might have a piece in your honor lol
    Congratulations on finishing the 10K, that is fantastic!!!!

  8. Happy Birthday, Beverly! Wow, you've accomplished so much. 10 K is amazing in that time! No wonder you're proud, great job!

  9. Happy Belated Birthday! And congrats on your running accomplishments--very cool! :)

  10. Happy birthday! (Late.) I hope there was cheese.

    I'm in awe. Way to go with your running! I've always had a serious case of exercise-induced asthma, or I'd be out there with you. You must have put some serious training into that!

  11. Congrats! I'm not a runner but I can appreciate the commitment it must take to accomplish such a goal. :-)

    Anna from Shout with Emaginette

  12. Running that many miles is truly something to celebrate!

  13. Great selfie! Congrats on that run.

  14. I admire you runners! I did track in school but running was not cool for the public until years later!

  15. I LOVE that selfie, Bev!
    You seem to be doing really well with the running!
    Hope you're well? *waving* Don't be a stranger...
    Writer In Transit


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