Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Another year older..

..but none the wiser.

For realz.

Today, I turn 27 years old. FML.

Kidding.. I am kidding. At least I am not 30 yet. I have not yet crossed over the threshold into the dreaded "30-34" age group. I actually like that my birthday is in the beginning of the year so that I am always racing as the "correct" age.

I celebrated my birthday by riding my bike for an hour, and then going on an awesome 45 minute endurance run in the snow on my pair of sprained ankles. (I am not being sarcastic about the run being great - it was a perfect day - chilly, snow flying, but no wind). And yes, I have TWO sprained ankles. One is about 2 weeks old - I slipped on some ice, crunched my ankle and fell right on my butt, in public, with people watching. The other one I sprained on Sunday night, running on a bare road, with no known reason why I twisted it. Nothing new about me with a sprained ankle, however 2 at once is a first for me - maybe they cancel each other out?

I got back from my run to two good things: a package from Amazon waiting on my porch and a photo in my email of our new team uniforms. The package was my birthday present from my parents, the photo was from Kim, our team uniform organizer/team manager/team bitch. Haha! The package included the book "17 Hours to Glory" which is a collection of real-life Ironman stories, The Office: Season 6, P.S. I Love You, a Skidless yoga towel, and a Kindle gift card!

I managed to actually obtain my new team uniform which arrived today (shhhhhh.. Kim may have done me a birthday favor). They are much higher quality than last year's uniforms; they are Louis Garneau. I got a tri top, a crop top, tri shorts, and a warm-up hoodie. The only piece I had time to try on before heading into work was the soft-shell hoodie/jacket thing. Pretty sweet, right? (There is also an adorable embroidered Train-This logo on the front of the hood!!!).

I had to rush home and take a shower before work (working 3-11 on my birthday = ewwww), and lo and behold, what was in my mailbox? Another package from Amazon containing The Office: Season 2, also from my parents. I'm not sure how I owned every season of The Office except for this one, but that is now remedied!

I have had quite an eventful night at work, concluded by me dropping an uncapped bottle of magenta dye. It got all over myself (hands, lab coat, sleeve of white sweater), the lab bench, all down the front of the cabinets, the floor mat, and underneath the floor mat. Thank god it was water soluble so I was able to pretty effectively clean up all of the surfaces with water. My hands were not so fortunate. For a good hour I worked in the lab with freakishly pink hands, until the B-shift supervisor brought in a "mystery" solution used by "guys working the machine" (I don't ask...). I was able to get rid of most of the hot pink by scrubbing my hands with the bleach solution and a Dobie pad for 10 mins. Healthy, maybe not, but very, very effective and now I no longer have bubblegum pink hands. Although they are now very dry, they itch and reek of bleach.

So after all that.. I can't wait to go home! I might drink a birthday beer! More likely, I will watch a birthday episode of The Office, try on my new uniform, and then promptly fall asleep at midnight. Cheers!


  1. Happy Birthday!! I can't wait to get my hoodie!!

  2. Happy Birthday! I love The Office. Well, I loved it up until this season - not very enthused by it.

  3. Hey now watch the age comments :) Actually the 30-34 age group is great b/c that's when most women are now having kids so it thins out the competition allowing more first place performances (at least it did for me). Now I am in an even older bracket where those moms are back in action and kicking my ass :( They say you are at your best in your 30's so there is something to look forward to!

  4. Happy Birthday!!!! I ordered a midget to jump out of a cupcake, I hope you like it

  5. Happy Birthday!!! My bday is in October so I'm always screwed with racing age. The year I turn 30 I am going to curse USAT every single step I race.

  6. Heyyyy! Ease up on the 30 to 34 year old age group. It's my last year in it. Yikes!!! I turned 33 in December which means I race 34 this year and move up next year. Boo!

    happy birthday girlie!

  7. I'm way behind on my blog reading, but happy birthday! Hope you had a good one. I turn 30 in July and make the leap to 30-34... eek.

  8. I keep waiting for someone to say, "caught ya red handed".


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