Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Birthday Picture Montage

It actually felt like summer today!! This was good for potential pool time, but bad for the fact that I didn't go to bed until 2am, dragging my butt out of bed at 9:45, and left to run at 11. Oops? This will be a nice routine in the winter, but finishing up my run at high noon is not fun! Luckily the trail I run on is mostly shaded, and it's a little cloudy today so it wasn't a terrible scorcher. I'll definitely be getting up earlier tomorrow to try and get in some pool time!!

Tuesday, June 23
7.10 miles in 56:31, avg pace of 7:58

Either I'm out of shape or it's a bit hot out, but this run was a little tough. I ran the entire way (didn't even have to stop to cross the street...perk of running in the middle of the day), and even made it up the giant hill that is the last mile home without slowing down too much (8:04). I barely got a break at work last night, so I could tell that my legs were tired from running around all night. I wonder how being on my feet 40+ hours per week will affect my training...time will tell!

As promised, here are some fun pictures from my birthday weekend:

We ordered some pizza, and Domino's has an "online pizza tracker" so you can track your pizza being made. It even says the name of the person who is making your pizza! It was fun to watch. :)

I looooove elephants, and I have a stuffed elephant named Gatsby that I bring many places with me. When I saw Tusker beer on Kath's blog, I knew I had to try it! The beer distributor down the street from me had it, so I had to buy a case! It was pretty good, and of course made for an excellent photo shoot.

Reinacting blowing out the candles since the Rocket Scientist missed it the first time.

Cutting the (ice cream!) cake!

The next night, I put my birthday present to use and made Chili-Rubbed Salmon with Zucchini and Sauteed Corn. It was delicious, especially the corn! The Rocket Scientist says he eats healthier when I'm around. :)

Yesterday I cooked again with success, this time making Shrimp, Tomato, and Basil Pasta. It was quick, easy, and I had leftovers today! Even better. Excuse my terrible photography skills.

That's my version of doin' time! Time to get ready for work...hoping I get home by 12:30 instead of getting out by 12:30...


  1. The heat is killing my running too, Susan! Uhh!

  2. Oof, running in the summer heat (and humidity) at midday really sucks.

    Maybe I'll try to play mind games and think of delicious, cold things like your ice cream cake to keep myself going!

  3. the summer heat is not fun!! still you had a great run, but i definitely think it takes more out of you.

    looks like such a fun bday!!!

  4. Ugh, the heat is BRUTAL! Hopefully you're able to get up earlier tomorrow. I know it's hard...I had to take a nap today after running at 7 a.m.

    I like the birthday pictures! Your little elephant is cute ;) And I lo trying new beers, so glad you liked that kind.

  5. Pizza is a great birthday meal!

  6. Love the birthday pics!! I love elephants too:)

    The heat is totally killer, even at 6am it was awful on me today! Can't imagine running at noon!

  7. Mmmmm! I think i will try sauteed corn tonight!

  8. I love your photos! You're so pretty! :)

    Ugh, a midday run? Are you crazy? Hee hee. Luckily, it is shaded ;)

  9. Mid-day runs are insane! I always do mine either at the beginning or end of the day. If the sun doesn't get you, the humidity will. So I say, good pace on your run.

  10. I could never run here at that time! I am dying at 6 AM!

  11. An online pizza tracker??? that is amazingness :) Happy Belated birthday!

  12. You are some smiley and pretty. :o) That food looks great. I may have to try whipping that up some time.

    Happy birthday!

  13. I love ice cream cake. I use to request it for my birthday every year when I was growing up. Now however, I have Matt make me a turtle cheese cake!

  14. Haha looks like fun! Ice cream cake is so yummy!

  15. We have summer in England too. It lasted 3 hours this year :)

  16. Ooo happy late bday! Im catching up on things...

    LURVE ice cream cake :)