Can we just start today with me telling you how sweet you all are?
Your birthday wishes and the fact that you listen to me ramble on about chocolate cake means the world to me. Like really. The world.
Can’t thank you guys enough.
And don’t think for one second that I don’t plan on telling you what was in the goodie bag; I just don’t want to discuss the goodies yet and ruin it for our winner. Once I know she received it, we will discuss.
So yesterday I told you what it feels like to be 36.
Today I will show you what it looks like to run ten miles on your 36th birthday in the rain.
We have some positives to running right now in the rain even though this picture clearly makes you think otherwise:
*You are drenched but not cold
*You don’t notice the sprinklers since you are already wet
*Dodging puddles beats dodging ice patches
*Stepping in the puddles because you misjudged them is better than in the winter when you misjudge the black ice
*You feel kinda like a serious real runner
*People see you and think you are a serious real runner. Or just insane.
*Still beats running inside on the treadmill
The only real issue you have is that you are so seriously soaked that when you come inside to take a shower, you step out of the shower not feeling any different from when you stepped in.
I must have had some birthday luck going on yesterday afternoon because I popped into Lulu Lemon really quickly to check out that rain jacket I mentioned yesterday and would you believe the stars aligned just so that they had ONE LEFT IN MY SIZE ON SALE?!
Of course I bought it. How do you not buy it?
Now I am hoping for more rainy day runs. I checked the long-range forecast and there’s currently no rain in sight but I am prepared.
Before I quickly recap the rest of my birthday fun, we never spoke about our National Running Day runs from Wednesday.
I received my finishers badge for running ten miles. If you are paying attention, this means I ran back-to-back ten mile runs again.
Yeah, I don’t know how that happened either.
That rest day on Tuesday I guess gave my legs an abundance of energy. Or maybe it’s all the cake and ice cream.
Let’s see, what else did I do yesterday…..
Ah yes…A relaxing manicure and pedicure.
I routinely go for manicures and pedicures but every year on my birthday, I treat myself to one of the special pedicures with the extra treatments and longer massage.
My friend Lisa bought me this adorable Deborah Lippman nail polish set (from Sephora) for my birthday this year. I combined the glitter polish with Essie’s Splash of Grenadine for my toes and the light pink bottle for my fingers.
On to the food:
My friend Meaghan treated me to Red Mango for lunch and let me fill up my cup as much as I wanted.
I have really good friends.
I always make it a point not to cook on my birthday so dinner last night was at Cirella’s.
Cirella’s also owns Surf’s Out, my favorite spot to walk to on Fire Island.
I went with the zucchini marinara with shrimp and lots of vegetables.
Dining out tip: Always ask the waiter to add extra vegetables to whatever dish you order. So worth it.
I couldn’t help but think of Davida last night since she just posted all about zoodles, you know, zucchini noodles.
I never make them at home because I am lazy but they are oh so good, especially in this dish last night.
Dessert was ridiculous. Just ridiculous. Of course it was, I was in charge of picking it.
Oh hello…Welcome to my giant martini glass loaded with fresh-baked (and still warm!) chocolate chip cookies and brownies surrounded by vanilla, chocolate and cookies and cream ice cream with hot fudge, caramel and whipped cream.
You know dessert is serious when it comes with big serving utensils.
Although, there was so serving this out of the glass. There was only eating it straight from the glass.
I picked Cirella’s for dinner really just to have this dessert. I decided I wanted something special, different and really big.
Did I mention it serves six? That’s the exact serving size I want when there are only two people eating.
The waiter was surprised to come back and find only some melted ice cream left.
That’s the way you do a birthday.
What are you doing this weekend?
Did you run for National Running Day?
What color is on your toes right now?
Do you make zoodles at home?