I have fallen off the half marathon training wagon with family problems and birthday parties taking its place. I know that's not an excuse and should, actually, be a motivator to run more, but I just haven't done it. But, that is changing this week. We've modified our workout schedule for this week to accommodate a car ride and I think that my blues are around as a result of too much fun, not enough run(ning).
So - why, might you ask, do I think I've got the turning 30 blues? Who the eff knows. I have been super excited for my birthday, as usual, but as soon as my friend left today it was like uh-oh it's literally just around the corner. I was perusing Pinterest for a picture of '30' and found this:
|I'll be Triple-X on July 12!|
Wednesday night after I get off work, David and I are going to drive up to PA. My awesome mom-in-law is going to babysit (our precious cats) for us. We are staying in Virginia one night and then driving the rest of the way Thursday morning (my actual birthday) up to my grandma's house. She's going to make me a birthday lunch! I'm excited about that. There is nothing quite like grandma's cooking. I don't know when the last time I spent my birthday with her. After what I'm sure will be a superb meal, we'll be heading to my dad's house where I hear tale/tell (not sure which one, let me know in the comments below what's correct) that there might be a small gathering of friends. Small, fun get together, with people that I've known for half of my life at this point. I can't wait!
Friday morning we are going to pack up the truck and head on to one of my favorite places:
|New York City!|
Sunday I think that we are going to try and go to the New York Botanical Gardens in the Bronx before we pack up and head back to PA. David and I will be returning to the lovely, overheating South on Monday. I'm really looking forward to all of this. We haven't been to New York since June 2009 or 2010. It's been too long.
As I've typed out this post I have realized more that it's not that I'm worried about turning 30. My blues are simply caused by the fact that I have to work for the next 3 days before I can leave for this amazing trip! I do have a couple of things to accomplish before we leave town though. I have to pack, obviously, buy $100 worth of fireworks, and get in three days of workouts.
My race is fewer than 80 days away and I need to get my ever shrinking ass back into shrinking mode!