“I figured we’d do Thai for dinner Saturday and then brunch on Sunday.”
It’s like the hubster knows me or something, to plan a birthday weekend around delicious food. He probably also regretted making a whole weekend of it because that was my excuse for everything.
“Can you turn up the air conditioning? It’s my birthday weekend!”
“Can you scratch my back? But it’s my birthday weekend!”
“Will you refill my water? It’s my birthday weekend!”
Friday after work, he surprised me when coworkers met us for dinner and drinks at one of our favorite watering holes in downtown Ft. Lauderdale. I’m pretty happy I get to work with such fun people.
Saturday we lazed around, laughed about the multiple sets of Elton John tickets we accidentally got for my birthday, researched activities for our July adventure (details coming soon!) and watched Gone Girl. Um. How do I put this lightly? That chick was nuts!
I opened a very sweet gift from one of my girlfriends that I’m still smiling about. She enclosed a touching note and I’m a sucker for good writers. I’m so happy to have close girlfriends in my life.
Speaking of close girlfriends, Facetiming is always welcome in our household, even if we’re in our PJ’s with greasy hair on a Saturday night. I love that my girlfriends Facetime from our favorite hole-in-the-wall bar in Michigan. They are the best.
Sunday we got up to run 9.5 miles and only completed 6.5. Again, after hitting 3 miles I had a hard time breathing. I felt like I couldn’t catch my breath fully, as if my lungs aren’t working 100% yet. I tried to distract myself by taking photos of the beautiful route we run.
But, towards mile 5 I felt like an elephant was sitting on my chest. And I started to get worked up, talking to my husband about how we’re never going to be able to complete a half marathon in less than a month. Negative self-talk is really something I need to work on. He was good about keeping the reality of the situation, “We’ll just keep at it, do what you can.”
I reminded myself of #wycwyc again and calmed down. We got through 6.5, which is more than last weekend. But truth be told, I’m very worried. I’m not sure I’ll even beat my time from last year and just over a month ago, I was well on my way to smashing that time. I just feel a bit defeated right now.
What you can. When you can. What you can. When you can.
To forget that awful run, the hubster surprised me with brunch at a place I’ve been dying to try since we moved here: Blue Moon Fish Company.
Side note: I’M CELEBRATING MY BIRTHDAY OUTSIDE! (That’s crazy-talk for this former Michigander.)
It was delicious. I basically just got all seafood. Read: crab legs, shrimp, sushi, ceviche…rinse and repeat.
Normally brunch buffets can be hit or miss and this, my friends, was a hit.
Bad run aside, the whole weekend was spot on. I’m fortunate to be surrounded by such love in my life. The hubster nailed my birthday.