Guess who has a 30th birthday right on the heels of mine? Yep, I am married to a younger guy. By less than two weeks.
The hubs’ official three-oh day falls over the weekend, while we’ll be out of town at a family thingy, so I deemed tonight our official celebration.
His gift? A 2.5-pound lobster!
Well, sorta. That bad boy was dinner. (I purchased him already cooked. He would have freaked me out alive – this sea bug was massive!)
The hubs’ real birthday gift was a new laptop/work bag! Because he’s been using this for way too long:
That would be dental floss holding his old bag together. (Seriously? This is probably why I had to have a root canal! Because I couldn’t floss – because the hubs wasted it all on bag repair!)
So I got him this sweet messenger bag from Crumpler:
It has a laptop pocket and all sorts of other little nooks and crannies. Stylish and functional! Crumpler bags are awesome.
(Can you see whose little white paws are itching to climb on top of this? I barely set it out long enough to take a picture, and then:
Emmy’s obsession with bags and suitcases is so bizarre.)
So, happy birthday, hubs! A few days early, anyway. Tomorrow night we are flying out to Nashville for a big ol’ rendezvous with the in-laws. There will be lots of meetings involved, but other than that, it should be fun! I’m sure there will be birthday celebrations there too, but I’m glad we had a chance for a nice dinner, just the two of us.
Speaking of which….
Today’s EAT: The hubs refused to be photographed in a lobster bib. No fun, hubs! I modeled mine proudly:
(One of these days? A how-to blog post on achieving maximum shininess of the face. Because I’m an expert.)
Along with our giant lobster and some delicious corn on the cob, I whipped up a little apple and radicchio slaw:
Grated granny smith apple, radicchio, and dried cherries tossed with a little mayo and honey. A tart little treat to accompany the butter overload of the lobster and corn!
Today’s DRINK: I think I found another New York wine that I kind of like!
Of course, this Paumanok Festival Chardonnay was on the sweet side and almost a little sparkly. Perfect for a special occasion, actually! At $14, it wasn’t dirt cheap, but still a great value.
Today’s RUN: I doubled down today and did 3.34 easy this morning (9:17 pace) and 5.66 easy this evening (8:28 pace). Wow, look at all of those precise numbers. Gracias, Garmin!
The morning run was a bit funky as I was literally running some errands, which meant I was stuck on pedestrian-choked city sidewalks. I tell ya, nothing will make you hate humanity more than trying to run through Midtown Manhattan.
Here’s how the rest of the week looks:
- Thursday – short and easy
- Friday – long, baby, long! 20! This is the only day of the weekend I don’t have to be in a meeting at 8AM, so it has to be my long run day. I’m not thrilled about piling a 20-miler on top of a few pretty solid days, and only five days after last Sunday’s long run. I’m also a bit nervous about doing it in Nashville; I have no idea where I’m going to go. But such is life. The run will get done.
- Saturday – rest. Yessssss.
- Sunday – 6 mile tempo run: 3 at marathon pace, 3 at half-marathon pace. This is the team workout from Thursday that I’ll be missing because of this travel. Since I’d normally do a long run on Sunday, I’m flipping the two this week. With a solid rest day in between, I think it will be fine.
Today’s QUESTION: What’s your type – older or younger? I guess technically I always dated younger guys, but only slightly – like, a year or less. In high school I dated a guy who was born on the same day as me – like, hours later. And we were born in the same hospital. It was kind of weird!