Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me!



Yesterday I had a great hour-long "gentle flushing massage" at physio and walked out of there feeling like I was walking on clouds. It turns out Dr. Pain has a softer side... but don't tell him I told you that! I also got some great last minute advice and support; not necessarily anything I haven't already heard, but it helps to be reminded. Over and over again.

Trust your training. Don't try anything new. Believe in yourself. Start smart. Follow the plan. You've got this!

As a Birthday gift to myself, I'm taking the rest of the week (+ Monday) off. Work has been crazy lately and the downtime will be thoroughly enjoyed.

Not too much going on in the way of Birthday plans (the real celebrations will commence on Sunday afternoon!). I'll be running an easy 5 miles with the group tonight then grabbing dinner with hubs. No vino or cake, but I will be sure to make up for that soon.

That's about it for today! I'll spare you from reading 28 (yes, that's how old young I am) things about me.

You may commence showering me with gifts best wishes now. :)

4 more sleeps!

82 comments:

Denise said...

happy birthday, happy birthday!!!! have a great day, a relaxing few days off and a kick azz marathon this wknd!!!

Laura said...

Happy Bday with Happy Bunny? Awesome!
Have a great day/week and rest up to kick butt this weekend.

Shannon said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!

RunToTheFinish said...

wohooo happy birthday!!! 28 is indeed still so young :)

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

Happy Birthday! Being 28 is awesome. And I should know, I have been for a whole 8 months now!

Courtney @ I CAN DO THIS said...

YAY for a birthday!! Hope you have an awesome birthday week and an even better year!!

Karen said...

happy birthday to you!!!

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday!!

dawn @ running the dawn said...

happy birthday! i'm so jealous that you took off work for the rest of the week. perfect plan for a perfect race day. enjoy!

Steel Springs said...

Happy Birthday! Have a wonderful birthday week with some time off and a fun weekend!

Boris T said...

Happy b-day to you!

Claudia said...

Happy YOU DAY!!
Have a great Birthday!!

Allie said...

Happy Birthday, I hope it's a magical one!!!!

Meg said...

YAAAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY (again)

J said...

Happy Birthday!!! Hope you have a great day and enjoy the time off!

Lindsay said...

28?!? Ok grandma! :-p

Your present is in the mail, probably shipping to the same mysterious destination that you sent my wedding and bday gifts too ;-)

Lurv you longtime blog buddy!

Runner Leana said...

Happy birthday! I hope you have a great day and get to celebrate with an awesome marathon this weekend!

28....still so young! :)

misszippy said...

Happy birthday! I love that you are taking some "me" time this week..perfect way to celebrate!

RunKathyRun said...

I hope your birthday is awesome; have a great day!

Anonymous said...

happy birthday marlene!!1 yay. hope u have a fabulous day.

Jen said...

Happy Birthday! A marathon is a great way to celebrate!

No Longer Using said...

happy birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! never enough exclamations!!! :) xoxoxoooo

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Jen Feeny said...

YAY!!!!!! Happy Birthday to you!!! Enjoy the rest of the week off and get ready for this weekend! I will be thinking about you on Sunday! :)

Amy said...

Happy Birthday!!! I hope you have a fantastic day! Enjoy those days off!

Marky Mark said...

Happy birthday and have a grat day and enjoy those few more days until what looks like will be a spectacular race day!

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Anonymous said...

Happy Happy Birthday!! I hope you enjoy the next couple days and have a happy birthday WEEK! I hear you on the cake on the vino on Sunday. I will be virtually birthday cheers-ing you on Sunday! Hope you day is fabulous!!

Runners Fuel said...

happy birthday! Have fun on Sunday!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Happy Happy Birthday to my FAVORITE Canadian.. Rest up and Rock that Race.. You are so strong, so positive and so amazing...

HUGS!

teacherwoman said...

Happy happy happy 28th birthday girl! When I turn 30 in December, I am thinking about taking the following day (Friday) off... that week before my birthday is horrendous and I look forward to enjoying a long weekend. ENJOY YOUR TIME OFF!

Quinton J said...

Happy Birthday. Have a good one. And hey...I just found out that I may be able to make it out on Sunday to watch with my little guy. I may see you out there!

Carly said...

Happy birthday! Enjoy your time off.

Stacey said...

Happy Birthday! Have a great long weekend!!

Molly said...

Happy Birthday! Enjoy the time off before the race!!

Unknown said...

HaPPy BirTHday!!
¡feliz cumpleaños!
alles Gute zum Geburtstag
Breithlá sona duit
χρόνια πολλά

May you run your marathon with fast feet and a happy heart~best wishes for a great year!!

Meredith said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!! So excited for your marathon this weekend! You are going to ROCK it!

track coach and adorable wife said...

Happy Birthday and Kick butt at your marathon!

Elizabeth said...

Happy Birthday and have fun at the marathon

Nicole said...

You and your hubby have close birthdays!!!!!!

julie said...

Happy Birthday!

Good Luck in your marathon! Have fun!

Unknown said...

Happy birthday and best of luck this weekend!!! :)

Julie D said...

Happy Birthday!!

sandi said...

Happy Birthday and good luck in your race.
Sandi

MCM Mama said...

Happy Birthday!! You are going to rock the race this weekend!

Heidi said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Gosh, I'm almost 10 yrs older than you. I feel ancient - hahaa. Hope you have a great day, and what's better than a run with your buddies and dinner with the hubs.

Aron said...

BIRTHDAY PR this weekend!!!!!!!!! have a fantastic day, week and race! weeeeeeeeeeeeeee :)

Anne said...

Happy birthday Marlene!!! Have a great race...treat yourself to a PR to celebrate :)

Jamie said...

Happy birthday (week!) Enjoy the vacay from work and race week!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday and Good luck on your marathon! (Tall Mom sent me and now I'm a follower too.)

*~*~* Tracy said...

Came over here from Tall Mom's blog to wish you a Happy Birthday!

Have a great week and rock your marathon!!

Alanna said...
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Alanna said...

Happy Birthday Marlene! I'm thinking that a medal is a pretty great, if slightly belated, birthday present to yourself... :)

Hunnybee said...

Happy Birthday! Enjoy the chance to completely let loose Sunday afternoon!

Running Librarian said...

Happy Happy Birthday! Enjoy your day! And have a great marathon run this weekend :)

Katie A. said...

Happy Birthday! Enjoy it!
4 more sleeps for me, too! You're doing amazing holding back on the goodies - me, on the other hand, not so much! Argh! Have a good run tonight!

Julie D. said...

Happy Birthday Miss Marlene!!! You deserve a rest and some fun!! Can't wait to read all about your big race. Good luck, blog friend. Good luck. This race is YOURS.

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

Happy Birthday! Enjoy some rest.
We are all excited to read how you kill your race! Run strong.

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday! Looking forward to your race report!

OrangeBlossom said...

Happy Birthday! Good luck on your marathon.

Indi said...

Happy Birthday!!!!! Have an awesome day of simply doing what is awesome to you!!! relax and enjoy and Good Luck!!

Allison said...

Happy Birthday!!!!

runninglawyer said...

Happy Birthday Marlene!!! Even without the cake and wine, I hope it kicks ass, just like you will at your marathon!!!

Heather said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great day.

ajh said...

Happy Birthday! Enjoy the week off!

bobbi said...

Happy birthday!! Have a great day and a great marathon!!

Lisa said...

happy birthday and have a wonderful week off! What a great way to celebrate and get ready for the marathon! Enjoy!!

Christine said...

Happy birthday Marlene, may all your wishes come true!! Good luck with the marathon!!

fancy nancy said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!

Anonymous said...

Those (late) Sunday celebrations will be oh-so-sweet! :) HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

4!!

Jill said...

Happy Birthday!!! Enjoy your days off and rest up for the big day!!! WOOHOO!

yumke said...

Happy birthday! Good omens for the weekend race :)

Unknown said...

Happy birthday!

Badgergirl said...

Happy birthday! Enjoy your time off. And good luck with the marathon this weekend!

Aysha said...

Happy Birthday! Enjoy your week off! Here's to an amazing race on Sunday ... cheers :)

H Love said...

Happy Birthday...celebrating will be her before you know it! Good luck this weekend.

kizzy said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!!

--Life is a constant change.
mountain hardwear

Oz Runner said...

happy birthday! remember, it's not about age, it's about attitude....

Mark said...

Happy birthday!!!!

Unknown said...

Happy birthday, have a great day! :)
~ spyder ski ~

Unknown said...

Happy Belated! Hope you had a fabulous day.

Winks & Smiles,
Wifey