Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Birthday Vacation

Well, as you can probably tell by my lack of posts this week I am back at work. My schedule every day is 8am-4pm, which isn't too bad but it takes me a little while to get used to waking up at 6am.

The last two weeks of vacation were AMAZING! I was able to run, hang out with friends (both running and not running), and celebrate my birthday (which was on Monday, my first day back at work).

Here are the highlights of my vacation:

Miles ran: 59.22
Miles ran with friends: 40.22
Miles raced: 13.22

A lot of those miles were with friends.  The second day of my vacation, Mike and I ran with our friend Jess (who just ran her first half marathon in 2:05:14). We covered 12 miles in snowy/windy conditions. Other than almost becoming pancakes because of a snow plow, it was a great run!

We also ran another time with Jess, this past Saturday. We ran 7 miles out in the country and it was a great run. We need to take a group photo one of the next times that we run together!

You all already know that Mike and I paced our friend Crystal to her first FULL marathon finish (this previously said half by accident, and Crystal politely told me to edit it)! I can't wait until our next adventure with her and Joe (and by the way, I guilt-tripped her enough to run the MDI Marathon with us!)

 Jumping for joy for more adventures together

On Sunday we ran with Ali, Colin, Eric and Sheila to celebrate my birthday. We all ran together for the first 2.5 miles and then the guys head up the 2 mile hill (sorry guys!) and the girls turned around. Sheila and I ended up doing 8 miles.

 Sheila, me and Eric
Photo courtesy of Ali

Then we went out to breakfast with Ali and Colin
Photo courtesy of Ali

Friends I hung out with: 9

Other than all of those running dates, we hung out with our friends Amber and Greg. It was a great time and we were able to meet Amber's kids. They were so much fun!

Times I heard "Thrift Shop": too many to count

Shows I watched: numerous

I got caught up on Nashville, SMASH, Switched at Birth and then I started to watch The Carrie Diaries. Don't judge.

Running related birthday gifts received: 3

My mom and dad got me a gift card to Running Warehouse, my brother bought me "Run Faster" and the lovely Crystal got me a gift card so I can buy my own Road ID. As she said, now I can think of her every time I run, not that I didn't already.

 Gifts!

Overall I would say my last birthday vacation was a success! (Unfortunately, this is the last time my birthday will fall around spring break at the college I work at since next year we are switching to semesters).

Oh, and one more thing.

Crazy thoughts I got while on vacation: 1


In case you can't read that, it says 60K.

23 comments:

  1. What an awesome birthday week(s)! Sounds like a pretty spectacular way to spend a birthday - happy belated!

    What college do you work at? And what do you do - I work in university life too, so just curious! :)

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  2. 60k. Yowzahs.. I think 26.2 is the longest I'll run in one day. Ironman is good enough for me lol. A facebook friend of mine ran in a 50k. She's in her middle to upper 40s. She finished her race 15 minutes faster than I completed my only marathon that I did last year. Embarrassed and impressed all at the same time!

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  3. Your birthday celebration isn't over yet lady!!!

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  4. Happy late b'day! Sounds like you had a great weekend! Wow 60k? You go girl!

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  5. Here I am pondering - what crazy thought! OOPS! lol ya, an ultra IS insane. You're officially crazy. I had fun with you guys, always do! No wonder you have so many friends! You guys are awesome....PS: I have to get the BullDog tickets......I usually like to sit on the opposing teams side b/c Hamilton is GOOD! meaning you get to see more ;) but maybe we can go all out and sit in the middle :P

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    1. Haha you already thought I was crazy before this ;)

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  6. Happy Birthday! Is that 60K that one that goes around Manhattan? I have heard of that. So much fun! And MDI is by far the best marathon ever. I wish I was doing it again, but my plans for the fall are up in the air (so is life)...

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    1. The 60k is in central park and you do nine loops.

      I agree, MDI will be awesome! I can't wait to run my hometown marathon :)

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    2. Oh Awesome you are from MDI! I lived in Bar Harbor from 2003-2006. Amazing place.

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  7. What the heezy?! My comment just disappeared.

    To recap: I love you both. Order that road ID. You should be receiving a "thank you for being my Sherpas" gift anyday now.

    Also, you better edit that to see full marathon. Haha! ;)

    I look forward to October....I think. Ha.

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  8. Wow what a great vacation! Great mileage! And holy moly do it- Ultra awesome :) This reminds me I need to get my own RoadID. Ty!

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  9. Run dates are so much fun! Glad you had a great time and logged some miles. :) And wow, 60-K sure is far! Lol.

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  10. Sounds like the perfect vacation to me!!!! So nice to run so much with your friends and I really think you should do the 60K!!!

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  11. My birthday was on spring break last year so I got a whole week off. This year it is the first day back after break, boo Monday. Sounds like a great vacay and a great birthday!

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    1. This was the first time my birthday didn't fall during vacation since I've been either a student or employee at the college. Sad day, but I still had a great vacation!

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  12. Solid vacation, Jamie! :) 60k sounds like fun to me! :D

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  13. Wait, did you just register for an ULTRA?????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I WANT IN!!!!!!! Also happy belated birthday!!

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  14. Happy Belated Birthday! You had an amazing vacation and all your birthday celebrations sound perfect!

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  15. Sounds like an AMAZING birthday celebration! So many friends :) And so excited for that 60k of yours!!!

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  16. Your birthday celebrations sound fantastic! I'd love to hear how you like the Run Faster book, I've been looking to get a copy for myself!

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  17. HAPPY birthday! It looks like you made the most of your time off and enjoyed! 60K? Wow!

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  18. Fantastic way to spend your birthday! I love that picture of you from breakfast... and did you actually sign up for the 60k??! Exciting!

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