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30 weekend.

Let me first start this by saying, I never used to be into birthdays. I always thought it was weird that people made a big deal about them.

Then I married Glenn. And his family is ALL ABOUT birthdays. There is a special birthday tablecloth that is brought out for every birthday. Nobody misses calling or texting someone on their birthday and it’s always a big deal. 
Then I started getting close to 30. And I realized I liked having reasons to celebrate. So we threw ourselves a joint 30th birthday party, why not. 
Then I turned 30… yesterday. And I feel the same as I did when I turned 29, 28, 27 and that’s probably as far as it goes. It seems like you change a lot somewhere around 26 or so. I do know that I’d like to stay right where I am for the next 10 years if we can possibly freeze time. I have to think the 30s are one of the best decades. Then again, I’ll probably say that about 40 in 10 years. I know one thing- I’m glad I’m 30 and not 20. 
And here’s how the day went: 

I ran a half marathon, that I wasn’t very happy about. One thing you learn as you get older though is not to dwell on things that didn’t go as planned. Can’t change it now. 
Ashley and I post race. 
I’ll write up a recap on the race later, but I’ll tell you now, it wasn’t pretty. 
The rest of the day was pretty perfect. We headed down to Bloomington to my parents new house and spent time with family and laid around by their pool. Yes they moved to Indy in November and yes they are already back in Bloomington…. that didn’t take long. 
Then my parents babysat and we went out to have dinner and drinks. We checked out The Rail, which was really good. It is so nice and it made me feel like I was in a big city. Not that there’s anything wrong with being in Bloomington, but it just had a different feel to it than what I think of when I think about Bloomington. The food and drinks were delicious and the atmosphere was just perfect. 
Despite the nasty race. (I’m so embarrassed about my splits, I can’t even talk about it) We had a really great day and I am more than thrilled about the long weekend. 
Tomorrow Glenn is going to race the Ripple Effect, a 4 mile race in Broad Ripple. He had a workout that called for 9 X 3 minutes for Monday anyway and they recently changed the time of this race from evening to morning, so he’s just going to use the race as his workout. Plus, the entry was only $20. 

The weekend is topped off with a babysitter and we’re heading to Mumford and Sons with some of my most favorite people ever. 
I’m digging the weekend…. and so is Cadence. 

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