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I am moving on up into a new age group! Yeah! Spent the birthday washing windows and packing for Kalamazoo and Chicago.

I will be at a work conference all week, back Thursday night then leaving Friday morning for Chicago.

Am not prepared at all for this marathon. Let's hope that I haven't lost too much fitness and I can hold 8:30-9 minute pace without beating the crap out of my quads!

Internet useage may be sparce this week. Wish I would have more time to reflect on the marathon coming up etc but I have been super busy and this week will be more of the same!

Hopefully I will be meeting up with some super awesome RBFers next weekend in Chi Town!

Posts to come post Chicago of Birthday party fun (some pics here), Youngstown 50K, and life in general.

Great job Brian, Janet, and Lou today in Columbus! Very proud of you guys!

31 comments:

robtherunner said...

Happy Birthday and good luck in Chicago. Ready or not.

Josh said...

Happy birthday! Look forward to meeting you next week.

RunBubbaRun said...

Happy B-day, I with you on the Marathon thing. Hope to see you out there.

TriSaraTops said...

Happy b-day! Wish we coulda made it to the par-tay. I'll call ya before I head to Chi-Town Friday to see what's up! :)

Jodi said...

Good luck in Chicago! The first big race in a new age group. Enjoy it!

Jodi

A. M. Mericsko said...

I hope you had a great B-day!

Running Jayhawk said...

Welcome to the 25-29 group!!

Happy Birthday!

I'm looking forward to meeting you soon :)

Papa Louie said...

Happy Birthday! Hopefully, you get some rest before the weekend. Don't let the conference wear you out. Have fun in chicago too.

Cliff said...

happy b-day..good luck onyour marathon...not that you really need it :)

Pharmie said...

Happy Birthday! Good luck in Chicago!

Bolder said...

happy b-day!

25!!

wooohooooooooooooooo!!!

Lana said...

Happy Birthday! You just moved into 25-29, and I just moved out!!

Steven said...

Enjoy the AG move. Now you can be the youngest in the group instead of the oldest.

Happy Birthday!

Brian said...

25!! Happy Birthday! You were 23 when I met you? I can hardly remember being that young! You've got a lot to be proud of in your young life! Keep making the most of every day!

Lloyd said...

Happy Birthday, E! Glad you enjoyed it spent the time with family.

Your Chicago plan sounds good. Use as training run for JFK. Try some active recovery and good post-race nutrition in order to get back to training next week.

Thanks for the tips to enjoy my run. Great idea.

Lloyd said...

Oh yeah, one more thing. The road around Gull Lake is 11 miles. Once, during winter, I bailed on the long run and ran back across the frozen lake. (bows head in shame.)

DaisyDuc said...

Happy birthday lady!!!! Guarantee you will have a blast in Chicago!

qcmier said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!!

Enjoy your trip to Chicago.

Jessica Deline said...

Washing windows on your birthday? Hmm.. Have fun this weekend!

IHateToast said...

happy birthday, you fetus!

five squared!

Anonymous said...

woo hoo! Way to get out of the college age group. That is a tough one.

Happy Birthday!!! I hope you had a good one and do great on the Marathon!

iliketoast said...

Happy Birthday .... "Run with Me" .... well we almost did last year to the day. I also Birthday with you, mine was the 16th and thankfully no new age group.

Papa Louie said...

Happy 25! Have a great time in Chicago!!

Steph said...

Happy birthday! There is always something "magical" about such a huge marathon. Have a blast!

As an aside--JFK will be here before we know it! Are you running with a team? It's going to be a blast. If you're up for super crazy, there's a 24-hr snowshoe race in PA not too far from DC in mid-Jan. Brrr!

Good luck in Chicago!
-Steph

Lora said...

Happy B-day!! Good luck in Chicago--I'll be looking for you!

Jeff said...

Happy Birthday...Will be looking for Wild Bill in Chicago

D said...

Happy Birthday Elizabeth! Goodluc in Chitown.

Nicole said...

Happy birthday! Safe travels to Chicago and good luck.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!

Rae said...

Good luck this weekend!!! Welcome to the F25-29, we are HOT!

Julie B said...

Happy Birthday! Sorry I missed it. Good luck at Chicago!! I'll be cheering for you from Minnesota! Next up: JFK! You'll be awesome!