Tuesday, February 28, 2012

best part of my day.

I celebrated my birthday over the weekend, despite finishing off a double weekend of teaching I got to celebrate in my requested way once classes were over. An amazing dinner on Saturday night where I overstuffed myself on delicious foods and may or may not have had too much wine, then a quiet day Sunday spent with my family.

The older I get the more I realize my life isn't about stuff and things and what I get or what I've done. All the stuff in my house, all the medals I've racked up from running, the first place AG finishes, all my accomplishments and degrees and career... all pale in comparison to my family and friends. Thankfully I get to do some of my favorite things alongside my family and friends, like snow and water skiing, running, yoga, and taking adventures.

Since my dad was scheduled for surgery for his broken tibia (snow skiing accident a few weeks ago) early Monday morning.... well. That was more important to me than my birthday. It was a lovely and quiet birthday nonetheless, exactly what I had wanted. And most importantly my dad's surgery went well, and while I'm back at work today, all I want to do is go and sit at the hospital with him.

I guess getting older means you turn into a schmoopy old mess... at least for me. And I am old. Thirty-three in fact.

I'm hoping it's my magic year!

In other news I'm now starting to doubt whether I'll train hard for a spring half or not. I may push my goals back, I've had a few setbacks, including an injured knee (thinks to my stupidity in hot yoga), in running. Time will tell, at least my speedwork is on pace, so at least I have that. I'll decide in the next week or so which route I'll go.


Sarah G said...

Happy Birthday!!

Indi said...

Wonderful family and friends are THE BEST Gifts in Life!! So glad you had a awesome birthday! And I just know 33 will be the best year so far! Can't hop for it to be the best...'cos I know there is tons more BEST in store for you!

Carolina John said...

Take a "30 days of yoga" challenge or something like that before committing to a spring half.

B.o.B. said...

happy bday! and 33 is not old b/c i just turned 32. lol!

hope your knee heals up. hot yoga can be a tricky culprit! (but i also love it. sigh.)

Laura said...

So glad you had a great bday! The people in my life mean more to me than any stuff I may get/want.

lindsay said...

Happy belated bday!! I hope your dad is recovering well. I think it's great that you have had these realizations now vs when you're like 50+. I feel the same way. Relationships > stuff.

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

Happy belated birthday!!! I hope your knee heals--I would think Bikram would be good for it, shoot!

abbi said...

Happy Birthday...a little late. Definitely sounds like you have your priorities straight - friends and family!

XL said...

33 is not old by any stretch of the imagination! Here's hoping you have an amazing year and that your knee heals up quickly :)

Irene said...

33 IS NOT OLD. I run with people who are much, MUCH older than I am and they continue to amaze me. I want to be just like them, and still running when I'm 70 or older. :)

Happy Birthday! Make it a great year!

Katie said...

happy (belated) birthday!

J said...

Belated Happy Birthday! My bday is this weekend and I can't wait to spend it with family and friends!

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