Friday Things - Birthday Edition

My birthday was earlier this week, and I turned... 38.  Thirty eight.  Thirty-freaking-eight.  I think most people around my age would agree that we all feel like we're still somewhere between 28-32 on the inside.  I'm probably in the best shape of my life and in a really happy place, so I don't mind it too much really; it's just seeing it spelled out or saying it out loud feels strange... 

By a happy coincidence, a girls night out plan came together that night.  There aren't many things that are better than margaritas, lots of full belly laughs and being one of the last tables to leave a restaurant with a group of friends.  I was reminded at dinner that they actually read this blog and, I must admit, it felt a bit weird! HI FRIENDS!  Haha.  I suppose that when I started this thing, my aim was to become more connected to my Oiselle and running tweeps, as well as keeping my oh-so-far-away family up to date.  Sure, I let my friends know about it; but, for whatever reason, I just assumed they'd stop reading at some point.  I've always enjoyed writing: rhetoric was one of my best subjects in high school and the first major I declared in college, before switching to a more 'practical' major of communications.  It made me realize that I'm rather enjoying the writing for writing's sake, as it's rather therapeutic.  I guess it's a nice side effect that someone else might connect with me or enjoy reading what I write.

Besides having a fun dinner with friends, a lovely dinner with my husband, moolah from my MIL and mom, I went on a major Oiselle shopping spree and pestered all my Twitter friends with a mini fashion show. 

Here's the list of loot: Bum Wrap in black, Go Fast V Neck Tee in orange, Stripey Long Sleeve in Indigo AND Violet, and the Happy Hoodie in orange.  Never in my life did I think I'd buy a running skirt.  I suppose, technically, I haven't: it's a Bum Wrap!  It's so comfortable, flattering (I'm just not ready for the Stride short), didn't ride up, and I really like that feeling of being shrink-wrapped (in a good way) into my running bottoms.  I was wary of this purchase and it turned out to be my favorite of the bunch.  Of course, as soon as the package arrived at my door, a new Fall 2012 item became available online and I'm not sure which color to choose - the green or violet Mesh Tank??  I'm leaning towards green, I could totally wear that with jeans, too...


BTW, how beautiful are these two ladies?  Love.

Moving on...  Thankfully my long run this week (from the Train Like a Mother plan) was 'only' eight miles and I was able to get it done while at the Y yesterday.  Ahhh, I'm gonna sleep in tomorrow!  On that note, I wish you a happy weekend and here's a favorite long run song: "Addiction" by Medina. 


  1. I totally enjoyed the Twitter fashion show! My new stuff is waiting at my doorstep when I get home from work today, can't wait. And happy birthday! You look super young, never would have guessed 38. What's important is how you feel!

    1. Aw, shucks, thanks Paulette! Gotta love the Oiselle team ego boosts :)

  2. Yep, you look super young and I'm glad you feel young as well! Happy birthday again! You look GREAT in your new purchases. I just got mine today... can't wait to wear my new stripeys!

    Yep, I don't have the pro-model-style going on with my "squint from the sun" outdoor shot and obviously amateur status, but it was fun to see myself on the website today! ;) (Sarah Mac is a modeling natural, so beautiful!)

    Funny you mentioned forgetting your friends read your blog- I assume only runners read my blog, but sometimes a family member or friend says something to me about it and I feel really strange too!

    1. Aw thanks Jen!

      I hope we get another group run in before you skip town! I might also ping you guys and try to hit the wading pool at Greenlake with my 2 year old some Wednesday in the next few weeks while my boy is at summer camp :)

  3. I was just thinking this morning that we need to meet up. I will try to come to the east side one of these days if you are free and we can maybe hit up a fun place for kids there and do lunch or something... And if you are at the lake PLEASE tell me! We will definitely meet up! We go to that playground every day!

  4. Happy belated birthday! And 38 is not old :-) (I'm 39!) Actually, 38 is the age of the woman who won the Beijing Full Olympic Marathon :-) I need to check out some new running style outfits myself. Hope you had a great birthday!



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