6'0 Tall wife to Muscle Man, mother of 3, full time career woman, with an addiction to running wherever her size 10's will take her.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Getting Older Feeling Younger

I woke up this morning 1 year older... Today is my BIRTHDAY!!! I reserve the right to celebrate the entire month of June. We had an amazing weekend with friends and family. Yesterday Muscle Man and I dropped off the Little Studs with Tall Grandma and Tall Grandpa and went for a DATE..

What did we do??

The weather was AMAZING so we opted to go for a little hike to a local Peak. It was TOUGH, not exactly the "resting hamstring" type of activity. We took it slow, got some fun pictures (I will post soon), made it to the the top and scurried back down. Then it was off to Home depot for Patio bricks, home to drop them off and clean up for a YUMMY Chinese Food dinner. After dinner we went shopping, then returned to get the boys. It was a GREAT way to spend time with my hubby...

How do I feel now that I am OLDER?
I truly cant remember what it felt like to be in my 20's. What I do know is that I am living life more fully now than I ever have, which makes me feel YOUNGER! 30 is the new 20 :) Each day I work toward Goals small and over sized, never a dull moment in Tall Mom Land.

Since my last birthday I have:
  • Ran 3 Marathons
  • Qualified for Boston
  • Won a 5K and Half Marathon
  • Moved from our first home
  • Moved into our new home
  • Maintained my personal goal weight
  • Made new friends and stayed close to those who have been there for years
  • Inspired others to start their running/fitness journey
  • Started a Club for others who want to reach for 1,000+++ miles
  • Helped Little Stud #2 FINALLY sleep through the night
  • And successfully made a quiche :)
Phew.... Just typing all that makes me tired. So I am going to work half day then meet Tall Sister at the Mall for some shopping... Yes I will be picking out some of my own gifts :)

  • The WINNER of the Scape Sunscreen will be announced on the Giveaway Blog HERE.. Along with a new Giveaway Tonight :)
HAPPY MONDAY!

54 comments:

X-Country2 said...

Happy birthday to you!
Happy birthday to you!
Happy birthday to Meeeeeeeeeel!
Happy birthday to you!

What a great year and wishing you many many more. :o)

Genesis said...

happy birthday mel...cant wait to finally see you in less than 2 weeks :)

P said...

Happy, happy day to you!! I'm glad this past year has been so successful for you - can't wait to see what this year brings! :-)

J said...

Happy Birthday Mel!! Hope you have a great day!

Marlene said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! What a year it has been ... can't wait to find out what's in store for your next year!

kimert said...

Happy Birthday!!!

5 Miles 2 Empty said...

A delicious Quishe I might add!!! YUM!

Happy birthday Mel! You truly are doing great things!!!!

WannabeRunner said...

Happy birthday!

Pam said...

Happy birthday!!!! I agree--30s ROCK!!!! I turned 30 in January and have loved every second of it. It's even what inspired me to start blogging, as evidenced by the title of the blog. :)

marathonmaiden said...

happy birthday girl!

Amy R. Nelson said...

Happy birthday! And congrats on your many accomplishments!

Michele said...

Happy birthday!!
Sounds like a successful year to me!

Molly said...

Happy Birthday!! What a year you had! Enjoy your day!

Amy said...

Happy Birthday! What a great year you've had! I hope 31 is just as good to you!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

seriously 30 is the new 20, we have so much to look forward to!!
Happy birthday!!!!

EricaH said...

Happy Birthday!!! You should absolutely celebrate the entire month of June. :)

Julie said...

happy Birthday! sounds like a great day!

OrangeBlossom said...

Happy Birthday!

Kerrie T. said...

Happy birthday lady! Have fun shopping!

Sunflower Kisses said...

Happy birthday! And that's quite a long list of achievements from your last birthday.
I hope you have many many more great ones with your loved ones.

Carly said...

Happy Birthday! You have had a fabulous year.

~beautyandjoy~ said...

Happy Birthday - I can't even imagine what you will accomplish in this next year! That is a wonderful list of LIVING!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

Happy Birthday Girly! You have had quite the year. And this one is going to be even better! I mean, when you do your b-day recap next year you will be able to write ... I ran a race with the amazing Tonia! Have fun shopping!

KK @ Running Through Life said...

Happy birthday to you!!! What an amazing list of accomplishments you have done in just the past year!!! Congrats to you Mel! You are inspiring!

run with Jill said...

Happy Birthday and welcome to the 30's!!

momof3 said...

I love that you included the quiche on the list... you CRACK ME UP!... yum... quiche. I guess we know what the "Finn's" are having for dinner tonight. I was reminded today about a post your wrote ages ago, about pie-fillers & those PFMs that come our way. (Pie Filling Moment). Your blog is so super, thanks helping me to recognize the PFM for what it was!

Hope your Birthday is wonderful and that every day this year feels like a celebration! Certainly, you have a lot in your life to celebrate.

Suzy said...

Happy Birthday!! I hope you have a wonderful year and more accomplishments.

onelittletrigirl said...

happy Birthday!!!

i celebrate birthmonth too! Enjoy!

Carly said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you have an AWESOME day!

The Happy Runner said...

Happy birthday!
Having turned 40 two weeks ago, I've been thinking a bit about aging and I honestly feel SO much younger now than I did at 25, 30, 35. I feel like I have more energy and a better perspective on life.

Glad you are feeling younger, too. Cheers!

Kate said...

Happy birthday! Congratulations on all of the accomplishments of the past year. :)

I know what you mean about not remembering what it was like to be 20. I think in a lot of ways I'm younger now at 37 than I was at 25. I can definitely do more. In my 20's I would never have imagined riding 240 miles over a week (let alone dreaming like I do now of a cross-country bike trip), riding a century, or considering a half marathon. I kind of feel like the world has opened up for me, and if that's what comes with the extra years, I'll take it.

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday Mel!!! May your year ahead be as wonderful and more than the great year you just completed!!

Christy said...

Happy Birthday! You've had an amazing year! Best of luck in the next year and the years to come =) Can't wait to keep following your adventures!

Cute pic btw!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Wonderful accomplishments in your year.

Happy Birthday. Enjoy the whole month!

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday!!!

You have accomplish a lot over the past year. I am looking forward to following your next year. Have a wonderful day, week and month!

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday! You've done so much this past year, it'll be hard to top it, but I'm sure you will!!

Have a great day!

Tricia said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Amanda said...

Happy Birthday Mel!! Did you ever think you were made just for this :) Glad you're in this world.

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Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

Happy Birthday! My b-day is in June too! Woohoo!

I think it's awesome that you and your husband had a date day! :)

Rene' said...

Happy Birthday Mel!!! Shop til' you drop!!!!

Shelley said...

Happy Birthday Mel!

misszippy said...

Happy birthday! Enjoy your month-long celebration.

Zoƫ said...

Woo hoo! Happy Birthday!!!
Yes, you made a quiche! And it was delish!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

You've accomplished a lot this year! Happy birthday :)

fancy nancy said...

Happy happy Birthday!!! You have had a very full year!!!

Christine said...

Happy BIrthday!! Sounds like you had a great bday AND a successful year! Congrats!!

ajh said...

Happy Birthday! I didn't know you had won a 5K and a half marathon! Neat!

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday! 30 rocks!

LauraElaine said...

The "...and successfully made a quiche" comment made my night, too funny :)
Happy Bday!

MCM Mama said...

Happy birthday! Enjoy having a month long celebration!

destinationathlete said...

Happy Birthday!

Jill said...

Happy Birthday, Mel!

Denise said...

happy birthday! you had a great year and i'm positive there are many, many more to come!