1/3 Done

It was my birthday this week and now being 34 I realize that if I live to 99 years old then I’m now 1/3 done with 2 to go. I’ve been contemplating this on my runs lately. I’m not freaked out by it. Instead I’ve been thankful when I think all that’s occurred in my first third of life. Then my thoughts turn to what I want the next third to be like. I have to say the first third of life was a lot more list driven, so many things to get accomplished (school, career, wedding, house, travel, etc.). This next third I want to focus more on savoring. I want to enjoy each day instead of getting tunnel vision and only looking forward to one specific event. I still have lists of adventures I want to experience, but I know they will happen.

In this next third of running I’m excited to spend time getting as strong as I can and enjoy the remaining “younger” years of running. Then as I get older I look forward to adding more running to our travel adventures. Running adds such another layer to experiencing a new location. Much like food and music can frame a culture, running opens up the senses and gives me a chance to see how people who live there every day feel in their environment. I love that!

On my birthday I reluctantly got up at 4am to run so I could have the evening free for a nice dinner with Rob. Once I was finally out the door I found out how unusually cool it is getting. It was 55 degrees and I was happy to have put on long sleeves. I put in 7K Easy and enjoyed my tunes. The sky was a deep blue and all the stars were out. The moon was full and shining like a spotlight on me. It was such a beautiful morning!

Rob got me a necklace from Tiffanys (in the picture below) and tickets to my first Cubs game! I can’t wait!!!

The training this week has been going well and I will post more about it soon. 🙂

14 thoughts on “1/3 Done

  1. Oh no! That means you hit my age group next year! There goes my occasional age group placing! Hope you had a great birthday! 🙂


  2. Happy Birthday!! I hope you have an amazing week! I also wanted to let you know that I live in your area and I was referred to your blog by Paige from Running Around Normal. How often do you run and are you ever looking for a running partner??


  3. Thanks Lindsay! Isn’t Paige so sweet?! So glad you got to run together. Hopefully next time you two won’t have to hit the treadmills and can be outdoors. I run 6-7 days a week right now and am in the middle of training for Chicago Marathon. I would be interested in meeting up for a run sometime. 🙂 Paige is also welcome to join us. I will send you an email to see if there is a time to meet up. 🙂


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