Today is the big 3-0 for me! My birthday has always come at a busy time as everyone's just coming off of Christmas and New Year's and then bam, hello birthday. Not to mention, the manfriend and I had our first date on January 4th so our anniversary is also thrown in there. Not that I mind reasons to celebrate, but sometimes I'd like to spread out the party-party.
I think I said this with every other twenty-something birthday, but thirty really feels like an adult age. Like you're supposed to have it all figured out. Now, I know this is NOT the case (life is a journey), but still... each birthday seems to come with expectations of what one should be doing in life, love and career. Eh, c'est la vie!
This morning I woke up to a fun birthday gift thanks to Pete and my mom - an ipad mini! I'm officially entering the reader/tablet world. I'll be honest, it's a bit intimidating.
I kicked off my birthday and the new year with a fun workout. I took the day off so I was able to get to the morning Lifeforce Fitness class. The temp this morning was 25 degrees (but sunny)...very unusual for Eugene.
My fitness goal for today was:
- 30 minutes (of running)
- 30 burpees
- 30 push ups
- and of course 30+ of whatever else Jay threw at us in class
I ran a bit before and after class for a total of 35 min, did 30 burpees in class + 10 on my own, 30+ tricep dips on the box, 30 push ups, assisted pull ups, chest press, obliques, a little yoga flow and a few other odds and ends. Already feelin' it!
River path on my run this morning
Other than the workout, my day was fairly uneventful - coffee shop to do some reading, library, errands, meeting up with my good friend Jenn, etc.
Wedding decoration ideas via library book
But you know what is exciting?! I found and ordered my wedding dress last week! Of course, I can't show you any photos until after the wedding, but I'm very relieved to have that off my plate.
I was originally planning on taking a trip to Portland with my mom this month, but I popped into a small local shop here in Eugene, found one I loved (within my budget!), and decided to save myself the stress of further searching. Now on to more decision making and party planning!
A Baking Sidenote
Yesterday I had a hankering to bake so I made cinnamon rolls (Eat Live Run's sweet potato recipe). Subbed canned pumpkin for the sweet potato.* After all, you have to celebrate the new year somehow.
We've already made our way through at least half of these.
Drizzled with a little bit of icing...
Let me tell ya, these are divine! So divine that I had to freeze some to save for later. Don't ask me when these holiday treats are supposed to end. Seems like they're here to stay for a little while (in addition to those few extra holiday lbs).
*In addition to the pumpkin substitution, I added a few raisins inside and roasted pecans to the top.
Sorry about the all over the place post. As you can see, I'm diving into 2013! It's going to be a good one. For those of you with an ipad/iphone, any favorite apps you love? I have a smartphone, but don't download or use very many apps.
P.S. I totally dropped the ball on Decembers' #FMSphotoaday, but I'm back on for January. You can follow my photos on instagram or twitter. Happy New Year!