All those things and more were included in my past few days of life. I didn’t get a chance to check in until this morning over here on this bloggy thingy because my life has been a whirlwind of LOVE.
On the fourth of July I ran a 10K (the biggest one in the nation) and it was so cool to watch some of the fastest people in the world finish around 28 minutes. INSANE. They don’t even look like they’re running. It was more like skimming the ground.
Very patriotic and the large crowds were a ton of fun.
That was followed by a lot of indulgence and some homemade pancakes from my roomie/bestie/co-bloggie! They are Paleo pancakes and they are the bomb.com. Yeah, that phrase was necessary.
This weekend kicked off my 25th birthday, so there were TONS of surprises that everyone in my life participated in scheming. 🙂 I am so incredibly lucky and I have some of the best friends/best boyfriend in the world.
I started it off with a 25 mile bike ride for my 25 years of life. Though it was raining, it was so peaceful and relaxing to just be out on some beautiful trails.
And when I got home later that night, Rebekah planned a huge surprise – SHE FLEW IN LESLEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!! And Leslee’s boyfriend came too!!!! I won’t lie, I started to cry. It was cute. Or pathetic. Whichever viewpoint you’d like to take is fine with me.
I have a ton of fabulous photos from the obviously amazing weekend I shared with my friends so here is a photo dump with minimized chatter because words won’t come close to describing how truly wonderful and magical my birthday weekend was.
Initially, when planning my birthday, I wanted to run a 5K. Of course, with my luck, there were none this past weekend. So what did my friends do? They planned one FOR ME. Still a little worked up over the thoughtfulness of everyone. Good grief. Anyway, it was officially the Senator Sprint 5K, in honor of, duh, THE SENATOR! The lovely fan-glamorous SARA THE BEAUTIFUL at Fit.Fun.Femme joined as well – and the ‘sponsors’ were all the bloggers that were present, including my bestie – the FABULOUS MOLLIE HANNAH! 🙂
The Senator was truly honored to have a 5K named after him and solidified that excitement throughout the race. 🙂
Loving all the sweat. Truly indicative of that Georgia heat! And heyyyyy Leslee’s tongue! 🙂
And this just makes me LOL every time.
After a lot of cleaning up and some collecting of ourselves, we went out for another night full of surprises – dinner with allllllll my wonderful friends + salsa dancing lessons + club time. Amazing.
All I wanted for my birthday was fish n chips! WIN!
And, of course, red velvet cake that Rebekah brought me!! So wonderful.
And Sunday was a sad day of goodbyes – but it was absolutely the most AMAZING birthday I have ever had. It was so fabulous to feel the love from everyone and I couldn’t believe how truly wonderful my bloggy besty and her man were! They were so gracious and it was everything I could have wanted it to be! This weekend was so hard to let go of as it was literally the best weekend of my entire life.
None of it would have been possible without each and every single one of my friends and my boyfriend and thinking about this weekend and everyone’s contributions only solidifies my undying love for the ones I care about in my life. The thoughtfulness, the planning, the attending – everything was just so much more than I could have dreamed. I’m forever grateful for everyone in my life. 🙂
I know I’m super behind, but how was your weekend?
What’s your favorite birthday memory? Do you like surprises? I don’t, normally, but this was the best surprise weekend ever. I mean, flying in a friend and my own 5K? And dinners out? And dancing? Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes.
What’s your favorite cake? Red Velvet! FTW!