Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The big 3-0

Well, I guess I'm 30 now. I wasn't really in the mood to celebrate this morning, until I saw what Jessica brought me just before our morning run:
That would be a mini cookie cake from Mrs. Fields. I think Jess and I must have been twins in another life. Not only the cookie, but she also gave me a card saying that she's going to buy me my first martini! When we went to lunch one day, I told her I'd never had a martini before, but always wanted to try one.

We decided to do an interval run this morning. My knee has been feeling really good for the past few runs, so I figured it would be a good time to do some speed work. I set the Garmin for 1/4 mile intervals, and off we went. We just did 3 miles, and doing the intervals makes the time go by so much faster since you focus on the 1/4 mile increments instead of the run as a whole.
This shows our pace, and you can clearly see the faster intervals
And these are our splits:

We actually stayed really consistent throughout--our faster pace was between 9:03-9:10/mi (with the exception of the last one where we went 8:34); and our recovery pace was between 10:46-11:01/mi.

We both enjoyed doing the speed work, so we decided to try and do it every Wednesday.


The rest of the day has been same old business as usual. I did go buy a dress this afternoon though. A photographer is coming to my house on Saturday for a photo shoot with me--which I'll talk more about after everything is all finalized. The whole thing came about because of Pinterest... shocker, huh? ;)

I realized that my dresses (minus the one I wore on Dr. Oz) are all kind of flowy, because I was always trying to hide my saggy belly skin. Now that I have a pretty flat tummy, I wanted a more form fitting dress. I bought one today. I'm going to show a picture of it to Jessica and Renee tomorrow to get their opinions before I for-sure use it, but I don't have much time to figure everything out.

I'm going to be spending the next two days cleaning my house top to bottom, unfortunately! ;)


Thanks so much for all the birthday wishes! Here and on Facebook (and my e-mail)--I am truly blessed to have all of you as readers of my blog. Thanks for reading!!


58 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday! I stumbled upon your journey from Pinterst and boy oh boy are you amazing!

    Following you now! :)
    Jesika
    craftgeekjj.blogspot.com

    :)

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  2. Happy birthday....enjoy that martini! I can't wait to hear what the deal is with the photographer!

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  3. Happy Birthday!

    Cookie looks amazing, nice run - and I love a dirty martini! :)

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  4. awww happy birthday. Enjoy your 30s! They're pretty awesome!

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  5. Such a suspenseful post! That mini-cookie cake looks AMAZING...glad you had a good 30th! (I celebrated 30 over the summer and ended up in the emergency room with a horrendous case of swimmer's ear of all things...my love of the beach combined with aggressive Q-tip usage are not a good mix!).

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  6. Happy Birthday Katie!! Hope today has been an awesome day.

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  7. Happy happy birthday!! Photoshoot!! How exciting!

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  8. happy birthday! what a great friend...cookie and martini! :)

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  9. Happy Birthday Katie!! So happy for your photo shoot! Can't wait to hear ALL about it! Hope 30 treats you FABULOUSLY!!!!

    :)

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  10. HAPPY BIRTHDAY KATIE!!!

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  11. Happy birthday, Katie! That cookie looks delicious. You are starting your 30s fabulously. Enjoy!

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  12. Happy Birthday Katie!

    Now that you're 30, it only gets better!

    Dede

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  13. Happy, Happy Birthday! I hope the rest of your day was amazing. Welcome to the 30's club!

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  14. That's a great bday gift! She gets friend points for cookies and booze. HA! Happy Birthday, the 30's are awesome!

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  15. I hope you have a very happy birthday!

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  16. Hope you had a wonderful birthday, Katie!

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  17. Happy Birthday, and that's how I found your blog was on Pinterest :)

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  18. Happy Birthday Katie! May your 30s treat you the best yet!

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  19. Happy Birthday!!! I'll be 30 this year also. I've recently started running and I've really been enjoying your blog.

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  20. Happy big 3-0! Congrats on entering a new decade looking fabulous.

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  21. Happy Birthday!


    From t*

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  22. HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY! BIRTHDAY BIRTHDAY BIRTHDAY! I found you through pintrest so I'm not surprised at all. Just excited to see your new dress and what great stuff this new interview will bring. :)

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  23. Happy Birthday! Glad you had a good one.

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  24. Happy Birthday Katie!! Can't wait to see your new dress! Hope you had a good day!!

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  25. Happy Birthday Katie! You are amazing :)

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  26. Happy Birthday Katie from the UK :)

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  27. yay for flat belly dresses!! lol... Happy birthday Katie!

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  28. Happy birthday again Katie! Just a heads-up, there's something called a CHOCOLATE CAKE MARTINI!!!!

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  29. Happy Birthday Katie - Can't wait to see how amazing you look in your new flat belly dress.

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  30. Happy birthday Katie! That cookie cake looks soooo good! I'm excited to hear how this photo shoot via pinterest came to be! :)

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  31. Happy Birthday. I hope you have a great day.

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  32. happy birthday Katie you are on the big 3-0 by the way you look fantastic. keep up the great work...
    DESYACV2......

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  33. Happy Happy Birthday Katie!!!! You deserve all the blessings you're recieving! Just thought I'd let you know that I've entered my FIRST race!!! It's a 5k in March! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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  34. Happy Birthday!! Enjoy your day!!

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  35. Katie--You are a Rock Star! Can't wait to hear all the details on the photo shot. Wat fun to be ale to shop for a dress and not have to look for a specific style to hide some figure flaw--since you have none anymore! Must be nice! Oh I'm not jealous, just in serious awe of all you have accomplished.

    Don't worry Katie--life begins at 30 (or 40 or 50 or 60....whateer milestone birthday you happen to hit). Believe me, you NEVER feel old even when you're 61 (like me!), and you never want to be anywhere else age-wise, in your life than where you are. I mean, sure 25 was nice, but would you want to go back there, seriously? Nope, me neither. Sixty-one is just fine, even though it's really old, I wouldn't go back and want to do it all again, I like it here just fine! You are going to have such fun as you watch your boys grow up, especially now that you are skinny and can really participate in everything they are going to want to do--ride bikes, ice skate, roller skate, baseball, basketball, football, all the great things that boys like. I missed out on a lot of that. Oh I watched my 3 boys do it all, but that's about it. Now you can be right in there with them, doing it too!

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  36. Delurking to say Happy Birthday! :o)

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  37. I know I'm a little late, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :)

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  38. HAPPY BIRTHDAY KATIE!!! I'm so excited about your photo shoot and to find out what it is for. Can't wait for your post on that. You know I read everyday, but rarely comment. You are such an inspiration. Keep doing what you do. I get worried sometimes that now that you have the perfect body (I'm jealous!!!) and weight (really jealous!!!), that you will start living your life and forget all about us blog-readers. I really couldn't blame you if you did. But I love reading your blog, so keep us posted!

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  39. Happy Birthday!!!! (late)
    I have to say...I ventured over here from Pintrest and haven't left! You are such an inspiration!!
    Can't wait to hear about the photo shoot...

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  40. Are you bummed about turning 30? But honey whats the alternative??????

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  41. Happy birthday! You don't look a day over 25 and probably run faster than most 25 year olds too!
    -Kristen

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  42. Happy Birthday, Katie! You look so happy and absolutely tiny in this photo!

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  43. Happy Birthday Little Katie!!

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  44. Happy Birthday!!!!!!

    do discuss these photos.

    Also, pinterest. le sigh.... I could be on there for HOURS!!! One of my rewards if I'm able to be *healthier* this year, is to buy myself 10 outfits on Pinterest via the polyvore site.

    Someday my house will look like my home decor Board :)

    XO bella luce.

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  45. Happy Birthday!! Hope it was great!!
    Lisa C

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