This past weekend was my birthday weekend!
This past weekend was also the deadline for graduate applications....
Friday, we got take out from Noodle and Company (free Birthday noodles). Saturday I worked on graduate stuff.
Sunday. Sunday was the big day.
Sunday I woke at 6am, and got ready for my big race. The Christmas Town Dash 8K. The previous day had been rainy, but there was nothing but sun forecasted..
Holy CRAP, the wind!!!
As people already know, the race is a whole lot of parking lot, with only a bit in the middle in the park. I had a zip front sweatshirt on, and was glad of it. I took it off and put in on multiple times during the race. I used my interval timer, and Map my Run for the race, but no music. Actually, Map my Run wasn't speaking to me, so I had no idea of my pace. But in the end it turned out to be ok, as I beat last year's time. Seriously, I wish they'd have more park and less parking lot!
Honestly, the best part of the race is high fiving the Marines on the San Marco bridge. It comes in at about the half way point and is a welcome sight.
They even gave me my medal at the end.
Medal in hand, we went home for a nap.
Later on that afternoon, we left to go back to the park to eat some food and meet some friends.
But the sore, scratchy throat from Saturday caught up with me, and we were home by 6, me with a headache, sore throat and feeling generally crappy.
Yesterday my co-workers gave me a cake, and all sorts of people wished me a happy birthday.
Not a bad way to turn 40.