Birthday stuff that rocked my world:
Spending the day with this guy
Skype and phone time with the fam 😍😍😍
The beautiful cake from my friends at work
This phenomenal burger for my birthday dinner by the waterfront
The super moon that won’t be seen again until I’m 45
A beautiful celebration with the wifey team (I am highly pink with excitement… nothing new there actually)
Bubble tea (one of my FAVE THINGS EVER)
And a birthday run.
Why is birthday running SO DARN AWESOME?
- The very act of running on my birthday is a testament to how important it is in my life. I only do things that are very special to me on my birthday and so this is a big reminder of my deep and enduring love for running.
2. Because my birthday is weirdly/overly exciting to me and I spend all day doing things that make me very happy, I am extra conscious during my run of listening to my body and enjoying the run. I don’t push too hard. I have a delicious and sweatylicious run but there is no way I am doing a hill run or something requiring any mental oomph on my birthday. I like to enjoy my run by keeping my mental space nice and calm so I can think about things like cake and ice cream and what I plan to crush goal-wise in my 25th year of life (namely a really big ice cream later in the day).
3) One of the biggest reasons I run is because I love the post-run feeling (said every runner ever 😉 ). I love enjoying the rest of my birthday while knowing I had a beautiful run earlier in the day. Running somehow just makes the rest of my life feel even more delicious 🙂
Full disclosure- I wanted to do yoga on my birthday because yoga is just as important to me as running but I simply ran out of time. Which is also a reminder that no matter how much I love running, spending time with friends and family (even if it is on skype) is infinitely more important to me than either yoga or running. Those things are a big part of my life but at the end of the day, are basically a (wonderful) bonus on what is really deeply important to me.
Do you run on your birthday? Hard run/easy run/whatever your training plan requires?
Fave type of run? Hill, interval, tempo, strides, long, easy, meditation, race, other?