happy birthday chris!

although he is not a fan of his birthday, i definitely am because it was the day my best friend and husband was born!  he has had an amazing year, turning himself into quite the triathlete, and i can’t wait to see what he accomplishes in this next one.

2010 SVIT 038 June 2010 Vineman Course Preview 005a 
we will be “celebrating” this weekend and he will be starting his 29th year off with a bang at his first half ironman.  i cannot wait to be there to cheer him on and see all his hard work pay off.

happy birthday chris!

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i took monday off to get my life back in order and detox after the weekend of craziness.  grocery store, laundry, unpacking, cleaning, de-bacheloretting the house… it was a busy night but i felt SO much better after.

tuesday morning i was determined to get back on workout track, so i made sure i would get up by scheduling a running date with tara and maritza

7.1 miles/1:05:27/9:13 avg pace

then tuesday night the birthday boy took me on a bike ride on the REAL roads the entire time (last time we were partially on bike trail).  i was nervous at first, but it was fun and i learned a lot again.  i have a great teacher!  i am still a little uncomfortable at times, but i am getting better and getting all the gears and cadence down.  my arms and neck  and hands were so tired by the end!  i know i will start relaxing more and this will get better as i get more time on the bike, and i know i will get faster the more comfortable i get.  i still get a nervous going fast down hill!  but i am determined to get out there more!

25 miles @ 15.5 miles per hour

i feel much better now and like i have finally gotten this weekend out of my system ;)

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20 Responses to happy birthday chris!

  1. Emz July 14, 2010 at 6:40 am #

    "de-bacheloretting the house" — loved that comment!

    Way to go on the track workout and bike! Awesome.

  2. twentysixandthensome.com July 14, 2010 at 6:42 am #

    I see a triathlon in your future ;)

    P.S. I brought my bike home, so I'm going to need you to teach me! Yeah!

  3. Jocelyn July 14, 2010 at 6:42 am #

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRIS!
    Way to get back out there to run and bike it up!

  4. AppleC July 14, 2010 at 6:51 am #

    I'm still working on my cycling as well. Isn't running just SO much easier :)

  5. Marlene July 14, 2010 at 7:09 am #

    Happy B-Day to Chris and good luck at the half iron!

    Nice run & bike ride!!

  6. shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama July 14, 2010 at 7:35 am #

    Happy Birthday to Chris. Wishing him a strong mind for his half Ironman.

    Nice run and ride. Taking a day off sounds good!

  7. Jo Lynn July 14, 2010 at 7:43 am #

    I sure hope we can ride together.
    Happy birthday Chris!
    P.S. I heisted that second picture and am using it as wallpaper on my laptop. You don't mind, do you? HA!!! ;)

  8. Tara July 14, 2010 at 7:54 am #

    Happy Birthday Chris!!!! Excited to cheer him on this weekend! great job on the bike! Can't wait to go for a ride together :)

  9. Jamie July 14, 2010 at 8:50 am #

    Happy birthday Chris!

    Great job on the bike and run!

  10. Middle Name Marie July 14, 2010 at 10:07 am #

    Happy Bday to your man! And congrats on a great year–here's to another one!

    Good job on the all-road bike experience :)

  11. Kristen July 14, 2010 at 11:46 am #

    What a way to celebrate a birthday – good luck to Chris this weekend!

    Bachelorettes are always fun but yes, a detox is always in order. Looks like you girls had a fun weekend though.

  12. J July 14, 2010 at 12:42 pm #

    Happy Birthday to Chris!!

    Glad you got out for a bike ride! I am so afraid to ride on the roads. It can be scary.

  13. lindsay July 14, 2010 at 1:09 pm #

    happy birthday chris!!

    i used to be nervous on the roads, but on my past 2 rides i didn't think twice about it. guess that's a good thing :) my neck has been sore since sunday's ride – i was assuming it was my posture or something and you pretty much confirmed that for me. (so thanks!)

  14. Jess July 14, 2010 at 1:47 pm #

    Happy b-day to Chris!

  15. Jeri July 14, 2010 at 1:55 pm #

    well geez you're even speedier than me on the bike too! jk. it sure is fun to learn isn't it? I'm glad I have a friend who knows what the heck he's doing and is willing to teach me too. :)

  16. Tricia July 14, 2010 at 2:57 pm #

    happy birthday to your hubs!

  17. runnernic.com July 14, 2010 at 3:01 pm #

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRIS!!!!!

    Way to get out there and rock the bike & RUN!!!! :)

    xoxo

  18. The Laminator July 14, 2010 at 6:16 pm #

    Happy Bday to Chris and way to get back on track, Aron…not that you were that far off track to begin with =)

  19. runner26 July 15, 2010 at 5:44 am #

    happy bday to chris! and i'm sure the weekend craziness was worth all the necessary detox ;)

  20. Glenn Jones July 15, 2010 at 10:39 pm #

    Happy birthday Chris!

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