Thursday, October 13, 2011

A Taperific Birthday

It's my Birthday!

29 (for the first time....)

26th Bday
Birthday celebrations are postponed until Sunday when I can indulge guilt-free. For now, taper is in full effect - more resting than running, hand sanitizer overload, all healthy food and hydrating like it's my job.

I hope to receive my real Birthday gift on Sunday in the form of a perfect race, but I think this will suffice in the mean time...

This probably covers my next few [dozen] Birthdays

Training recap & goals tomorrow...
3 more sleeps!

78 comments:

Darlene said...

"Tall Mom and I would like to wish you a Happy Birthday and Good Luck in your Marathon."

Runners Fuel said...

Happy, happy birthday!! Love the new ride!! You'll do great this weekend!

This Running Mommy said...

Tall Mom and I would like to wish you a very Happy Birthday! You will totally rock your marathon!

Laura said...

Happy Birthday X 1 million!!
Sweet ride....

Jen said...

Tall Mom and I would like to wish you a Happy Birthday and Good Luck in your Marathon! GOOD LUCK!!!!!

Alisen said...

Tall mom and I would like to wish you a very happy birthday and an awesome marathon! Kick somewhat booty!

Run with Jess said...

Tall Mom and I would like to wish you a Happy Birthday and Good Luck in your Marathon!!

Robin said...

Well Happy Birthday to you...Hope you have a great day today and an even better Sunday.... Nice bike.... I think you'll do great things on that bike...

Megali said...

Referred here from Tall Mom - glad to find another running blog to peruse!

Also, Tall Mom and I would like to wish you a Happy Birthday and Good Luck in your Marathon.

J said...

What an awesome birthday gift!! Happy Birthday!!

Jess said...

Happy b-day! Enjoy 29!

Sweet and Savory by Sarah said...

Tall Mom says HAPPY Birthday!!! and I say good luck on your marathon!!!!

Morgan said...

Drooling over your b-day ride! Congrats and Happiest of Birthday's! I wish you an even more amazing year than the year you've had!!! (Is that even possible?!?!) Enjoy the R&R before the big race and then celebrate your face off girl, you deserve it!

Aneta said...

happy birthday to u!

looking forward to reading ur recap and seeing ur goals!! have a good tapering next few days!

drink that water, marlene!

Cortney said...

Tall Mom and I would like to wish you a Happy Birthday and Good Luck in your Marathon.

Elizabeth said...

Tall Mom and I would like to wish you a Happy Birthday and Good Luck in your Marathon!!!!!

Meredith said...

Tall Mom and I would like to wish you a Happy Birthday and Good Luck in your Marathon. Happy Birthday to you!!!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

HEHEHEHE!! I wanted to wish you LOADS of Birthday Love.. So you will be getting messages from everyone who wants to SPARKLE!!

Hugs and love to my favorite Canadian.

WOW awesome ride!!

Rebekah Jewel said...

I would like to wish you the happiest of birthdays from Tall mom and myself.

Rena said...

Happy Birthday! Tall mom would like to wish you a happy birthday too. And good luck on your marathon so that you can celebrate your birthday in style.

dilettante07 said...

Na na na na nana...they say it's your birthday! Na na na na nana...it's my birthday too!

Long time lurker, first time poster. I just had to, once I found out we share a birthday. You're my running hero--have a great birthday and a wonderful race this weekend!

K said...

LOOOOVVVVEEEE the bike!!

undeterrable said...

Not going to lie, that bike is hot. HAPPY BIRTHDAY and GOOD LUCK!

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday from Tall Mom and I and good luck on your Marathon! YOU ROCK!!!

Arena @ I Run For My Kids... said...

Tall Mom and I would like to wish you a Happy Birthday and Good Luck in your Marathon.

Mary said...

"Tall Mom and I would like to wish you a Happy Birthday and Good Luck in your Marathon."

Patty T said...

Tall Mom and I would like to wish you a Happy Birthday and Good Luck in your Marathon!

Wonderfully Sew Knit said...

"Tall Mom and I would like to wish you a Happy Birthday and Good Luck in your Marathon."

A very happy birthday and you'll do great on your marathon!!

Amy said...

Tall Mom and I would like to wish you a Happy Birthday and Good Luck in your Marathon!

Karen said...

Happy birthday and good luck! Sent from Tall Mom.

Neophyte TriDuRun said...

Happy Birthday and good luck this weekend!

JenniferLeah said...

Tall Mom and I want to wish you a happy birthday! and best wishes for a great marathon

i really hope the birthday fairy brings you a great race AND that bike!!

dietitianontherun.com said...

That bike is sexy!

Happy Birthday!!! you know the routine - can't wait to read the goals tomorrow :)

misszippy said...

THAT'S a great birthday present! And you are going to celebrate like nobody's business on Sunday! Keep on hydrating!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

Happy Birthday Chica! Rock that race this weekend!

still jealous of the bike ...

1Sikan said...

Tall Mom and I would like to wish you a Happy Birthday and Good Luck in your Marathon!!

Have a hippo birdie and an AH-SUM marathon!

Anne said...

Happy Birthday to one rockin' woman!! Love the bike...go out there and shine once again on Sunday! Good luck!!! :)

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday and good luck!

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

Happy Birthday!!! What an awesome bike! GREAT gift :)

April said...

Happy Birthday!! You will rock the marathon!

Jerilee E. said...

Tall Mom and I would like to wish you a Happy Birthday and Good Luck in your Marathon! PLUS, you and your blog are awesome! Love finding awesome new blogs to read!

Jamie said...

Tall Mom and I would like to wish you a Happy Birthday and Good Luck in your Marathon!

Mandi Runs said...

Tall Mom and I would like to wish you a Happy Birthday and Good Luck in your Marathon.

XLMIC said...

Happy Birthday! Turning 29 is the greatest! That's why I've done it 19 times now :P

Hope you have a great day :)

TNTcoach Ken said...

Some Tall Lady made me post this comment! Here's to many more 29th B-Days.............. LOL

Nan said...

Happy birthday from me and Tall Mom! I hope you have a day full of fun and good friends. Good luck in your marathon!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

Tall Mom and I would like to wish you a Happy Birthday and Good Luck in your Marathon!

AAHHHH! I can't wait for your marathon. you'd think I was running.

MCM Mama said...

Happy birthday, you young thing. ;o) Beautiful bike!

Can't wait to live through the next marathon vicariously again.

Jason said...

Seriously? Can I marry the Hubs for my birthday? I would love a bike for my birthday as well.....HA!

Happy B-Day My Glorious Friend.

nikeathena said...

Have a wonderful birthday and a memorable marathon! Hugs from Tall Mom and me

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

almost the best birthday gift ever...the best best would be seeing me again :) I kid that is AWESOME!! Hope you are having an amazing day

lindsay said...

happy happy birthday! 29, time for babies.

or bikes i guess are just as cuddly. and don't have poopy diapers. and don't cost you a fortune with a college education and future wedding. see, now doesn't that bike price tag look a lot cheaper now? you're welcome.

Marky Mark said...

Happy birthday and have a wonderful day!

Michelle said...

Tall mom and I would like to wish you a happy birthday.... and good luck on your marathon!!

Richelle said...

Happy birthday, Marlene! That's a really sweet bike! Enjoy the rest of your taper, and good luck on Sunday! Knock 'em dead!

Char said...

Happy Birthday. Wow, your hold-over present is pretty sweet but I hope your real present is even better. Have an awesome day on Sunday!!

Becca said...

Tall Mom and I would like to wish you a very happy birthday! You are going to rock the marathon, run like the wind!

Kelly (She Wears a Red Sox Cap) said...

Happy Birthday! :) Good luck on Sunday!

Jill said...

Hope you're having one fantastic day!! Happy Birthday, girl!

ajh said...

Happy Birthday! You will be terrific in the marathon.

Kortni said...

"Tall Mom and I would like to wish you a Happy Birthday and Good Luck in your Marathon!!!!!

Janna said...

Tall mom sent me to wish you a happy, happy birthday! Good luck with the marathon!

Julie D. said...

Happy Birthday, friend. Sunday will be a GREAT day to celebrate!! Good luck!

Alma said...

Tall Mom and I would like to wish you a Happy Birthday and Good Luck in your Marathon.

Kerrie T. said...

Okay. I already told happy birthday on FB, but Mel is making me do this...

Tall Mom and I would like to wish you a Happy Birthday and Good Luck in your Marathon!!!!!!!

I added the exclamation points.

Really, though. So excited for your race this weekend. You are an inspiration to so many. Happy BDAY!

destination262 said...

Happy happy birthday!! And goodluck on your "birthday" marathon! LOL! There will be lots of celebrating this weekend for sure!!

Gina said...

"Tall Mom and I would like to wish you a Happy Birthday and Good Luck in your Marathon."

Jessie said...

Happy Birthday! What a pretty bike! Have an amazing race!

Debbie said...

Tall Mom and I would like to wish you a Happy 29th Birthday! Good Luck in your Marathon!

Fran said...

Happy birthday Marlene!

What a great birthday gift, I see a lot of great bike rides for you in the near future.

Good luck at your marathon but I know you will do great, you're first one at 29 :)

Carrie @ Maine Mom on the Run said...

Tall Mom and I would like to wish you a Happy Birthday and Good Luck in your Marathon.

carrie said...

Tall Mom and I would like to wish you a Happy Birthday and Good Luck in your Marathon!!!!

Marel said...

Tall Mom and I would like to wish you a Happy Birthday and Good Luck in your Marathon.

Jacky said...

Happy Birthday Marlene, from me and from Tall Mom!!!!

5 Miles Past Empty said...

NICEEEE!!!!! Happy birthday lady!!! LOVE LOVE your bike!! That is killer! Man oh man!!! I bet you can't wait for tri season to roll around again!!

Nicole said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!! Sorry i'm a comment slacker lately! LOVE YOU

Jill said...

Tall Mom and I wish you a Happy Birthday and good luck for a terrific marathon tomorrow.

Michelle said...

Tall mom and I wish you a belated happy birthday and a congrats on the PR!