Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Why I'm Walking Like an 85 Year Old on My 35th Birthday

Because my birthday happened to fall on a dreaded Long Run Tuesday.

Here's my 11 mile route today:

Ouch. I came home, drank a gallon of water, almost threw up, and laid on the floor while Pedro watched Wonder Pets (does that completely annoy anyone else?). My legs tightened up to the point that I cannot walk normally. Lovely, eh? I seem to be asking myself every Tuesday why it is exactly that I am doing this race. I don't really have a good answer.

Other than that it's been a good day. I went out to lunch with Guapo. My dad had knee surgery and came out of it ok. There's a yummy key lime pie waiting for me in the fridge.

Ok, I just opened my gifts. Guapo gave me a spa getaway for one night this weekend. (Yippee!)

I'm pretty sure I can use a nice long massage right about now (see above). Awesome.

I feel so grateful lately for my life and for my family (I find reading books on WWII helps a lot in this department). I amazed at what some people go through in this world with illnesses, tragedies, and unhappiness. I don't know how I've gotten so lucky so far in my life-but I really am grateful for all I have. I've got great kids, a husband that I love, good health, loving parents and in-laws, and everything that I need. Life is good.

Here's to 35 years!

15 comments:

k-squared's mom said...

Happy birthday!!! May you be showered with more abundant blessings.

Janice said...

Happy Birthday. If you ever live in the states again, I will send you a present. :)

Abby said...

Happy Happy birthday! Great gift from Guapo:) Also, you're amazing. One loop around the lagoa was enough for me (I love that I can picture all the places you ran on the map!)

nikko said...

Happy Birthday!

txmommy said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Kari said...

You're awesome, Gabriela! Happy Birthday!

(I got ambitious, motivated by a beautiful spring morning, and jogged/walked probably a whopping 3 or 4 miles this morning, and I am SOOOOOO feeling it now...your workouts have my utmost respect!)

Head Nurse or Patient- you be the judge said...

Today must be a big birthday day- we have 5 in our family today- and I really admire/ think you are crazy/ to run marathons. Sorry today happened to be a heavy training day-

Happy Birthday!

Awesome Mom said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Calandria said...

That spa getaway sounds lovely! Perfect after the 11 miler, as you say. Wow, 11 miles? Congratulations on diligent running and on turning 35, too! (My turn next week)

Janet said...

Happy Birthday!!

No Cool Story said...

Happy Birthday!!!
As I ran my puny 3.5 miler this morning I thought about you and your SUPER POWERS. You are cool.

Enjoy your spa day!

Maine Mom said...

Happy Birthday! The running sounds grueling, but the rest of your day sounded nice. :-) Yes, you will definitely enjoy that spa getaway!

I agree, life IS good.

I'm glad you had a nice Mother's Day. I was a bit jealous when I read about your breakfast in bed and relaxing time, but I'm over it now. :-)

Lei said...

HEY! It's been SO long! Happy bday!

I am also training for a race and woke up last night with a double charlie horse. Good times, eh?

Hang in there!!!

Ballerina Girl said...

I look forward to celebrating with you!
Enjoy your weekend, relax and see you next week!

BG

Fabiola said...

Dear Gabriela, Happy (late) Birthday. I hope you had a great weekend at the spa, and you got pampered.

Fabiola