Time to Party + A Huge Relief!

The muscles in my legs are still shaking 24 hours after finishing this workout.

My visor and ear-warmer combo was brought about by the fact that it was snowing very hard as I was getting ready for my run but then as soon as we started running it was sunny and I was actually hot enough to take off my gloves.  Utah weather in February is the biggest guessing game ever.

Started off with a lucky kiss from Skye and then we were off.

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It was so nice to see Emilee’s and my speed shoes together again.  We met up at Emilee’s favorite hilly loop that she has been doing and I now think this loop is going to be key for us.  It is 4 miles of non-stop up and downs and it worked my legs in an entirely new way.  Emilee did 2 x 4 miles at tempo and I was extremely happy to do one of the loops @ 6:35 average.

My lungs were burning, everything but my earlobes were hurting and I had to focus on pumping my arms because my legs were telling me to quit but it felt so good to be back at it.  I needed two months away from speed for recovery and some mental burnout but speed is back to being fun again.  Never be afraid of a break… they are a necessary part of training when we need them.

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Ten miles total for the day and those amazing post-speed workout endorphins were at an all-time high.

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We were then off to meet my mom and she took us to lunch for my bday!

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Skye was thrilled to get all of the attention on our little date.

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After lunch I went straight to the dentist (Skye was with Andrew).  I had another appointment for my gum therapy and when they checked them out, they said the therapy was successful and I do not need to get gum grafting again.  Such a huge relief.  If you want their information, let me know I am extremely happy with how it all went!  Basically I had to go in for some treatments at the dentist and then I was given a bunch of mouth washes to use daily and in my water pik along with antibiotics for an infection that they found and Paradontax toothepaste.  Now I just need to stay on top of it all and I’m very happy that my gums are happy again.

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Easy peasy dinner of these packets from Costco, pulled pork from Costco and roasted veggies.

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This is why we keep the ladder put away in the closet.

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I told the kids all that I want from them for my birthday is for them to sleep in a bit so Andrew and I can sleep in.  Do we think it will happen?

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Thirty-three has been by far my favorite year of life and I cannot wait to see what’s in store for thirty-four.  PS does anybody else actually really enjoy getting older?  I’m liking life more and more with each age.

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What is your favorite way to celebrate your bday?

Tell me about the last speed workout that you did?

Tell me what time you would love to sleep in until if you could choose this weekend?

What treats should I eat today to celebrate?

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY JANAE!!! I hope you get to sleep in a little and eat ALL the treats! I also feel like life is getting better the older I get. Have a great day!

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Happy birthday!! I’ve been 34 for a few months and my husband let me sleep in on my birthday too (that means 7am with a toddler)!
And just eat all the treats!

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Happy birthday Janae !!
Thirty-something are a the best ! I am 37 and I love being 37. I just want to stay there ! Haha !

Each year i consider my birthday as a day to take care of me (the only real day of the wear i take time to enjoy it). I take a day off at work and this is MY day.
No work, no housework, a bath, a book, a run, a nap, whatever. Just what i want ! Just for one day !

Enjoy Your day Janae ! :)

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Happy Birthday!!

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Chocolate covered cinnamon bears, Swedish Fish, frozen yogurt with lots of toppings… and some EASTER CANDY if it is out in your area already. :D <3 Happiest of birthdays. <3

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Happy Birthday!!

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Happy Birthday Janae!!! Hope you have a wonderful day full of love and treats.
My 30’s were the best decade of my life so far! I started a new decade last August and jumped into my 40’s head first! Sure I might miss my 25 year old joints and metabolism, but I would not go back to my 20’s for anything longer than a quick trip down memory lane. For me aging has taught me to love myself, something I really struggled with in my younger years.

ps – https://www.mybakingaddiction.com/almond-joy-cupcakes/

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Happy Birthday 🎈 I am glad that you don’t need gum grafting surgery, I just had it done for the second time two weeks ago and getting stitches out today. I am going to ask about gum therapy because I don’t want to go through that again. Hope you got to sleep in, your body needs rest. Have a great day!

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Happy happy birthday!! I hope this is your best year yet!!

As a new mom, I’d love 10 hours of uninterrupted sleep :)

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Happy Birthday Janae!!
I think getting older is AWESOME! I’m turning 48 this year (in June)! I don’t feel like I’m almost 50, but honestly, what does that mean? I am feeling strong, healthy, and happy. I love my life, my family, and my friends… That’s what’s important, right?!!
I love spending my birthday at the beach!
You should definitely have a donut and maybe a cookie 😉 Whatever you decide, enjoy!
Have the best day!

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Happy birthday!!

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Happy happy birthday! You deserve every wish your heart makes.

33 was one of my favorite life years of all time. (Chris and I have actually ranked them……we are weird.)

Favorite way to celebrate a birthday is to do what I want when I feel like doing it. Luckily the people in my life are spontaneous and flexible because I usually decide where I want to eat right before we leave………dessert also decided on a whim.

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For my birthday I like to go to a favorite restaurant or do something fun for the day as a family. One year for my mom’s birthday we went on a hike and then had brunch at a restaurant and I always think what a great birthday that was for her!

I would be pretty thrilled to see 9am on the clock when I work up… ha it has been awhile.

Happy Birthday!! I think you should eat apple fritters and all the candy :) Enjoy the day!

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Happy Birthday Janae!! Wishing you the BEST of everything on your special day!

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Sounds like the birthday was great! So fun to have a day that’s your special day. I loved my 30s. It’s the 40s that came in like a wrecking ball 😆 😩

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True story! 30’s were great, 40’s make me miss my 20’s and 30’s something fierce!

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Happy birthday Janae!! I hope you enjoy all the treats today including cake from Costco and maybe some Swig cookies. So glad the speed workout felt good and I totally agree that breaks are necessary and are so good for us mentally and physically.

I think instead of running your age like you did last year you should shoot for your age in hours of sleep. Or maybe just 34 extra minutes :) Have the best day!!

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Happiest of birthdays!!!!!
My favorite birthday was my 40th when I wrangled up a bunch of friends and we ran to Melakwa Lake (https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/melakwa-lake). Afterwards I got spoiled with all my favorite food and quality time from my boys! When my BRF turned 40 her and I ran to Mailbox peak (https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/mailbox-peak) and had champagne and strawberries at the summit!
I think the last speed workout I did was 1 min on/off x 12. It hurt but in the best way possible.
Sleeping in is a thing of the past! I would just love to be able to wake up to a quiet house to do chores in peace! Crazy right?!
You should eat ALL of your favorite treats! Cookies and chocolate covered cinnamon bears and cupcakes ….. HAVE IT ALL! Lol!
Have a GREAT day!!

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Happy birthday!!!

Interested in this gum therapy thing! I definitely don’t want to get grafted again! That experience was not fun!

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I turned 30 a few weeks ago and so far it feels great! Oh man was I happy to leave my 20s behind haha there were some horrible, awkward years in there. I’m really excited about this decade!
Happiest Birthday to you!!! I hope this year is absolutely amazing :) eat all of the treats! Highly recommend a DQ ice cream cake (remember that fudgy-cookie middle layer?!) That was what I had for my 30th, it was a good decision and made me feel like it was actually my 8th birthday haha

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Happy 30th!! I’ll be joining the 30 club soon too and I used to think 30 was so old, but I hear 30s are the best.

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Thank you!! Me too haha I really thought I would feel more grown up by now. Happy early birthday!

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I turn 30 in less than 2 months. Many people have said their 30s are the best. I am planning my own party, taking a trip to Chicago (I grew up 45 minutes away from Chicago) and getting a few friends together to do an aerial yoga class and then celebrate.
I hope you have a great birthday!!

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Happy, happy birthday!!!
I love to celebrate my birthday with a trail run or hike at one of my favorite spots.
I also eat ice cream! It’s my go-to treat and I would choose it over any other treats. It doesn’t matter that my bday is in November. It’s always ice cream weather. :)
I too love every new year. My 20s were a bit of a mess, 30s were better and 40 are AMAZING (enjoy 44 right now). :)

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Happy Birthday! Mine is this month too! I say, eat a donut!!

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Happy birthday! Have a lovely day!

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Happy birthday and cheers to many more yet to come!! :)

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Happy, happy Birthday!!!
I love going for a run, going out for coffee, no cleaning and spending the day with my family….or spending the day shopping by myself and not having a schedule! I used to not like my birthday so much/getting older, but now I celebrate my entire birthday week!

I finally am on week 2 of speed work (on the treadmill), that never happens! Today I did 3×1 mile at goal HMP. On Tuesday I did 5×400’s. I am not quite to my “prescribed paces” but my recovery time is getting shorter and I am easing into it so I don’t get injured!

School was 2 hours late today so I got to sleep in until 5:20. This was the perfect time to wake up. I still go the same number of hours of sleep since I went to bed later, but I woke up so much more rested.

Enjoy your birthday!!!

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Happy birthday! I think you definitely need some chocolate in your day to celebrate. I kind of had an “I’m getting old” panic in my late 30s, but I turned 40
a few months ago and it is so nice! There is freedom in getting older, I think.

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Happy Birthday, Janae!! I hope 34 is amazing for you! That picture of Skye standing on the ladder, she looks SO MUCH like your mom to me!! Have a fantastic day today, I hope you slept in and eat some Frosted Mini Wheats (don’t they sound good?)!!

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Happy Birthday!!

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Happy birthday and I hope you got to sleep in! I hope you have a beautiful, loving and fantastic year!

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I totally agree that each year feels better than the last :)

My favorite way to celebrate my bday is super low key. This year I got a massage, the hubs took me to dinner, and then we played some games with the fam.

I haven’t done speed in SO LONG and I did some repeats on Tuesday. I am so nervous until I actually do it and then it feels amazing! Speed freaks me out more than a long run. Anybody else?

I would sleep in until 8 if I could! I don’t like feeling like I’m going to miss the day!

You should eat all the treats!! I made your chocolate chip recipe not too long ago and I replaced the vanilla with almond extract and it amazing!!

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Happy birthday!!! Love that you said you enjoy getting older each year. It’s such a nice perspective to have. Aging is a true blessing! PS I’m a dental hygienist and and wondering what you’re talking about…like a deep scaling and root planing? That can definitely make your gums MUCH healthier, but isn’t necessarily a safeguard against recession. Recession is very multifaceted. Anyways, just professional curiosity. :) Thanks and hope you have an amazing bday!!

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Happy birthday!! That is great you don’t need gum grafting!! I’ve had it done on both sides of my mouth (upper) and it was the worst :( The results were great, but quite a painful recovery (I should have had stronger drugs!). I hope you have a great birthday and each year keeps getting better!

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Happy birthday!! Did you get to sleep in? I would love to sleep until 8 but with a puppy and early rising kids, 7 am would be nice but that doesn’t happen either. Haha. Someday they will, right??

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Happy birthday, Janae!! I hope you celebrate big today! Eat all your favorite treats!

My favorite way to celebrate my birthday is just doing something fun with Les. A trip to Oahu’s North Shore if we’re on the island or a bike ride along the beach in So Cal. Plus a meal I don’t cook and a delicious desert, of course!

We landed in Hawaii yesterday so sleeping in will not be happening – I was awake at 4:15 today (6:15 CA time.) I’d be happy with anything past 6.

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Happy Birthday! You’ve already been having lots of birthday fun and hope it continues!
Ice cream cake is my favorite birthday treat. It’s your birthday – eat all the treats!

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Happy Birthday! Donuts are my go to treat! I did have a 1 lb piece of carrot cake for my birthday a few days ago that really hit the spot. Hope those kids slept in for you!

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I recently had breakfast with my nieces who are 18 and 20 and they asked me what my favorite season of life has been so far – I told them every decade gets better! Teens were a slight trainwreck, twenties I started to figure out who I was and be secure in that, thirties have been FUN – and in June I’ll be 40! I’m excited about the trend of every decade getting better – BRING ON THE 40s!!!!!!

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Happy Birthday!!

Treats are one thing, did you get fingernails for your birthday? What gives?

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Oh! For treats, a three layer cake: a layer of cheesecake with two layers of carrot cake on top and bottom.

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Happy HAPPY Birthday to you, Janae! Hope it’s full of love and laughs and all the good things in your life :)

Have your favorite treats!!

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Happy birthday! I love that last pic with the kids and you aww!
We go to Denny’s every year for my birthday (hello free breakfast for the birthday person!). I hope you get some freebies today!! :)

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Happiest birthday, Janae!!!! Hope that 34 is even better than 33 (although it was a particularly fabulous year!!!)

I have come to find that my most memorable birthdays have been the ones that I don’t really plan anything special….But get showered by love and happiness and birthday wishes from everyone in my life.
Someone told me ‘it’s a reflection of the impact you have on people’ and that made my heart so full.

Hope you enjoy whatever treats you want!!!!

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Happy, happy, happy birthday!!!!! I hope your day has all of your favorite Kneaders treats and a little bit of peaceful sleep. :)

Tom and I may not do fancy restaurants OFTEN (they’re expensive…), but for our birthdays we do nice, fancy restaurants and we dress ‘casual-dressy’ (like–dark jeans & shoes, cute but casual dress, lip gloss instead of lipstick, etc…not formal and not fussy…). It’s become one of my most favorite things. We also try to make our birthdays be as full as possible with ‘together time’, and I like to do one of my favorite workouts and take myself out for some sweet treat–the last couple of years it’s been my favorite donut shop near our apartment. At some point during my birthday week I like to hit a lot of my favorite lower-pricepoint restaurants for lunch dates with friends. Not super elaborate plans, but it’s the kind of birthday celebration I love. :)

May your celebrations extend throughout the weekends–with friends, family, and running friends!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY JANAE! Eat it all and enjoy every second. Thanks for being you!

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Happy Birthday!!! I hope you have a fantastic day!!

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