Saturday, August 10, 2013

28 and Feelin' Great!

It's been awhile since I did a regular post, so I decided to take advantage of some downtime, and put up something not Friend Makin' Monday or Foodie Pen Pals related. ;-)

My birthday was on Wednesday, and other than a spin class, I had no idea what the day held in store. I took off from work, so I had one less thing to worry about that day.

Yes, you read that right. I went to a spin class on my birthday. What? It's my favorite way to cross-train (besides kickboxing, which my gym doesn't offer on Wednesdays...bummer), plus I had to burn off what I would be eating later, right? ;-)

Anyway, I went to spin, which was a totally different class than I was used to (instructor and format), but it felt so good at the same time. My Polar didn't record the workout (fail), but I still felt amazing when it was over. 

My parents both had doctor's appointments that afternoon (all is fine with both, so happy there), which left me free to relax and hang out with my sis and two and a half month old nephew. =)

One of the things I really wanted to do on my birthday was go to the beach. The weather looked very on and off, and I wasn't sure if it would happen. Thankfully, the sun came out, and I was able to hit the sand! It was a gorgeous afternoon and there was practically no one in sight! I took my headphones with me, but ended up not wearing them. I kind of just wanted to zone out with the sound of the water and my feet in the sand. 

Let's face it, no beach day is complete without a selfie and name in the sand. ;-)

Clouds rolled in after about two and a half hours, so I took that as a sign to go home, shower, and get ready for my birthday dinner with my parents.

The only thing I wanted for my birthday was dinner at Houlihan's, so that's where my parents took me.

Dinner was the ultimate cheat meal. I ate a half rack of baby back ribs, fries, a cup of baked potato soup, and part of a brownie sundae. You might be wondering what I washed all of that down with. The answer is simple: a pint of Sam Adams Summer Ale.

For the record, I enjoyed every bite and had no guilt. Calories don't count (much) on your birthday, right? ;-)

The rest of the night was quiet, much like the day. I chilled out and watched the Yankees and Necessary Roughness. Perfect end to a perfect day. 

So far, 28 has been, well, great! I hope the rest of my year is too! =)

1 comment:

  1. Happy Birthday. I just came back from the beach and loved it. Funny thing...I did sunrise walks and brought my ipod to listen to, while I walked. I didn't even use them, because I zoned out with the sun, the waves, and my dogs. Good times.

    And no calories don't count on your birthday. I would even venture (at least for me) that it doesn't count for the month.