Monday, October 26, 2009

36, Splits, Hair cuts & 21 miles

Hey all! I did it! I made the silly goal to do the splits by my 36th birthday (today). I was actually able to do them for a few months ago, and then I stopped stretching so much and lost the ability, so I've had to stretch like crazy this last week and I had to run a few miles this morning before my legs were warmed up enough to do the splits. But, here is proof! I can do the splits. Now, I'll probably never do them again. So, goal #1 accomplished. Physical goal #2 for 2009 is to run 200 miles. This morning, I ran miles # 177 and #178, so just 21 miles to go, and I still have over 2 months! Yeah! I probably would not have run a single mile this year if I hadn't made this goal. Since joining my gym 2 1/2 years ago, I pretty much just go there and work out via their classes, which I love. So, while 200 miles to run in a year is a paltry sum, I guarantee it is 200 more miles than I would have run had I not made the goal. Just goes to show that goals make things achievable. (something to do with mindset...)

So, to celebrate my special day, Teya decided to give herself a hair cut. I have to say, three kids, and this is my FIRST experience with the self-inflicted haircut of any of them. I only realized it when I went to throw something in the garbage and I saw chunks of beautiful blond hair in there. She had tried to clean up her mess -- she even got out the broom and swept it up. I found more hair in the broom. Fortunately she just cut some random pieces random lengths throughout her hair, and not one big chunk. She'll have to wear hair clips daily for a few months until those little bits that were cut grow back, but we'll survive.

What was I doing while she did this? I treated myself to reading "The Lost Symbol" by Dan Brown. I had plenty of other things to do, but hey, it was my birthday....

Thanks to my friends for a delicious brunch of Blintzes today, and thanks to Joe's BBQ which feeds you for free on your birthday, I haven't had to cook all day. Now that's a present I'd take any day!


9 comments:

VikiViki said...

Way to be an example Jen - I should set some goals too - like "don't eat all the chocolate in the car on my way home from the gym". (Which I may or may not have done tonight!)
You are so amazing and young-looking and talented and ALL THAT! It's no wonder I've pretty much been jealous of you my entire life! Glad you had a great birthday. Love ya'
Viki

Diana said...

you're a ROCK STAR!!

Hill Kids said...

Great goals and a fun birthday. Eating out is always a good thing.

Lisa Andrews said...

That is such a great photo! Congrats on the splits. Hope you had a fantastic birthday!

Melissa said...

I hope your birthday was good. It sounds like it was. I still am so impressed with the splits. I tried to do a cartwheel the other day and couldn't believe how horrible it was. My kids laughed at me. Maybe I'll make a back flip my goal for my next birthday. HMMM....

Orange Peanut said...

I wanna be like you when I grow up! Congrats on the splits and 21 miles - you've got it in the bag!

Kim said...

You're my hero Jennie. You've always been one to set your sites on something and accomplish it. Way to go.

Beckie said...

Happy Birthday Jennie! I am so impressed with your goal setting & accomplishing, I may just give it a try. heh, heh.

Shauna_Rae said...

I'm proud of you Jennie! It makes me want to set a mileage goal for 2010.

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