1) We started out with a fun local 5K. We saw a flyer for it at our last race, and we thought since my birthday was on a Saturday this year, it would be a fun way to start the day (if the weather would cooperate, which it certainly did). We invited everyone, but Mom and Dad were the sole parties who joined us, and we were glad to see them. It was the Luck of the Irish put on by the Vineyard Elementary PTA, and as such, it was a smaller race with lots of families and little kids, but it was a great course and beautiful springish weather, and we had a great time. I was just outside of the top 10 (11th overall, about 22:03, 6:57/mile, though it was actually 3.17), and I'm thinking probably top three in my division, but they didn't give awards except for the first place and I don't recall seeing posted results, so who can know? It wasn't my best or most energetic race, but for an early spring 5K it wasn't bad at all. And it was only ten dollars too. And the best part is that Julie did the race too! Well, she wasn't exactly racing, as she participated in the walking part of the run/walk, but she walked the whole entire thing and did just great! The Speck's first 5K! Afterward, Mom and Dad took us to Sammy's to take advantage of a coupon they had for foods there. It was delicious and fun, but the fries were really very greasy.
|Baby's first 5K!|
|This was an awesome birthday present from The Wife. It's a medal/ribbon rack! She's so creative with presents and such.|
3) Then we went home so Julie could put the finishing touches on THIS:
|The cake mistress. She is such a pro.|
|See how excited I am??|
Happy birthday to me!!! I sound kind of whiny, and I was quite upset (and might have vowed never to try to throw another party, especially when I remembered the miserable failure that was when I tried to throw a surprise party for The Wife's birthday last year), but overall I had such a great birthday, and I'm so glad I was able to spend it with my beloved and the Speck. My last birthday as a non-dad! XD
P.S. The day after I wrote this blogpost I had this dream where I had an EPIC birthday party at my old elementary school, and seriously THOUSANDS of people were there. It was pretty amazing, though of course I don't think I require that many guests at a birthday party of mine ever.