Sunday, September 21, 2008

So I'm 30... part 1

Today is my birthday and I am officially the big 30! Honestly I'm not feeling it, I don't know why.
But seriously, it has been a fantastic weekend and my friends and Husband have made my transition from 29 to 30 AWESOME! Thank you all & you know who you are. I love you and I feel truly blessed to be associated with such remarkable people.
Since birthdays are like a New Year, Hans & I have decided to start some new healthy traditions and it started on the eve of my birthday. So, on Saturday morning Hans & I ran the 7th annual NROTC 5k/10k. (I ran the 5 & Hans ran the 10.) It was not easy, but we did it, Hans with his MP3 player & Ira from This American Life & I had my sweet friend Stacey Creer as my official motivational speaker and moral supporter. (I am now positive that she is the nicest person in the world, bar none.) Stacey, Thank you 100 times over for running with me, I seriously, I mean definitely could not have done it without you.


Funny thing. As we were driving to our race, I told Hans that it would be fitting for me to get 666 as my number. Notice I got 333. So what does that mean?

It was so rewarding to see the kids run towards us as we were finishing or 3.35 mile.
(Okay, I was told a 5k was 3.1, but the NROTC "let" us go 3.35 instead, yea I wanted to vomit & pass out that last 1/4 mile.)

Hans sprinted the last 1/4 mile of his 10k. He truly is the Bionic Man!

Hans was trying out different post race poses, and this one helped him look buff & strong in the pectorals and arms, yet still made him look taller, thinner and more ballerina-ish. (Yes, I think he was standing in 1st position.)

Our children had their own 1/4 mile race and sweet Amelia being the Amazon woman that she is, ran bare foot. (that's my girl.)

10 comments:

Jean Smith Photography said...

happy 3-0!!! crossing over into the 30's isn't so bad, huh? you go hans and monica...before i know it, you will be posting about your ironman last weekend...

Shalee said...

Happy Birthday!! I wish I had been there to help you celebrate! Way to go on the big run! I'm VERY impressed!

Vegas Hardy's said...

Happy birthday! Thought I would send you a little b-day love from Vegas. I loved turning 30 it was such an awesome time in my life and I know it will be for you as well. Everything you seem to do is bigger and better with each year for You & Hans. The both of you are so adventurous and love to take chances in life. You are awesome to do the 5k, and I don't care who you are that extra .25 miles makes a huge difference. You should be so proud of yourself, You go girl! and Boy...I did not know Hans was a runner. AMAZING!

Jill Mennig said...

Awesome! Maybe next year I'll come up and run it with you :) You make 30 look good! Love ya.

Angie Larkin said...

Um, I can't imagine in my wildest dreams running three miles right now! Good for you! You and Hans look great. What a fun thing to do together. Happy birthday and good job!

Stacey said...

Gooooooooooooooooooooooooo Monica! No, you have it all wrong. YOU are MY motivation! Really, thanks for making it happen. What a great life you've lived--well at least the last two years that I've known you for.Next year, a 10K!

Michelle said...

You are so awesome! I am TRULY inspired. I turned 30 in June... but I didn't run in anything! Kudos to you and Hans. It looks like you guys had so much fun. The only thing weird about being 30 so far is actually saying it. Like when someone asks my age, I want to say "twenty-something." How did my twenties already slip away? Oh well, I figure life can only keep getting better!

grandmacynthia said...

Awesome Sweeties, good job and all that. Yes that is first position. The ballet must be helping his with his lean, mean running machine. ha ha You kids look great.
love you, MOM

Perry Bunch said...

Welcome to your 30's. Good job on the running. Happy Birthday.

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