Another Trip Around the Sun

The Girl's Got Sole - Another trip around the sun

Last Thursday, I celebrated another year of life. Another year traveling around the Sun. It’s kind of weird, I almost don’t get excited about my birthday anymore. True, I did last year when I entered a new decade, but not sure turning 41 meant a whole lot. I mean, I don’t FEEL as though I’m 41 years old. Where the heck did all those years go? They just seem to fly by.

It was nice to be off from work (I scheduled myself to be on PTO on both Thursday & Friday), because honestly, who really wants to have to punch the clock on their birthday? I prefer not to. Even if I don’t do much, it’s nice to have the day to yourself.

The Girl's Got Sole - Birthday run

Birthday run fun

The day began with a nice run of 4.25 miles with a couple of my running girls. Originally, I was going to do 4.10 miles, but since we had a bit to go before we returned to our cars, it became 4.25! It was still a meaningful number. I mean, I wasn’t about to even attempt to do 41 miles! Ha, yeah I’m no ultra-marathoner. I admire the heck out of those that do them, but not my thing.

Later, I took my sweet budgie bird, Toby, and we headed over to my parents house. I haven’t seen them in about a month, so it was nice to visit and enjoy some time with them. I mean, they are the reason I am here, after all. Love my parents. 🙂

On Friday, I had plans to see Avengers: Endgame. Wow, was it an emotional ride. I laughed, I cried, and had all of the feels. Truly an amazing movie. Will I see it again? You bet I will! Also, the blu-ray DVD will become a part of my Marvel Cinematic Universe collection.

The Girl's Got Sole - Run for the Trees 5k

Before the 5k with my runner friend, Jackie.

Saturday morning, I got in a 3 mile run with one of my runner girls before we ran my favorite local 5k. Run for the Trees 5k has become sort of my “birthday 5k.” I didn’t run it last year (blanking on why not), but I’ve run it every other year since 2012, so it’s a tradition. Did pretty well too, ran it with a pace of 12:06 per mile. Not a PR for me, but a good time for me these days.

All in all, a good few days for my birthday. Maybe next year, I’ll try to do a girls weekend at the beach or something. That would be a great time. It’s all about time spent with family and friends.

Do you do anything fun for your birthday?

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