Fartlek Friday XXXIV (psst … it’s my birthday today)

FF_FridaySo far this is my favorite Friday of the year so far. If you don’t know then you obviously didn’t read the post’s title, huh? But, to put this subtly … IT’S MY BIRTHDAY!!!

I turned the big DOUBLE THREE today. I’m KINDA excited. I used to hate my birthdays after I turned 30, but I’ve kind of turned that around. I actually have really enjoyed and loved my 30s so far.

I’ve got some fun plans for today. I am starting the day by going to the temple, then our family and a few friends are going to the Davis County Fair in Farmington where I am going to riding an elephant (among other things) and then followed up by family dinner and ghost hunting later in the night.

You know it’s going to be an epic birthday when start the day going to the temple and then end it with ghost hunting?

Then tomorrow morning the fun continues. My running friends are throwing me a party after we run down Big Cottonwood canyon. I’ve got some AWESOME friends! Awesome doesn’t even begin to describe how I feel about them. I am extremely lucky to have them in my life.

Besides looking forward to today and tomorrow this past week has really been awesome. Or, I could say … JAWSOME! I just love that Shark Week is always on my birthday week, it’s like Discovery Channel KNOWS me!

Additionally, I was able to share my weight-loss and running story with a group of women in South Jordan. My friend Camille invited me to speak and I had a wonderful time. I was able to not only share my journey, but also share a bit of my spiritual journey as well. It was a great experience and one that my mother was also able to attend.

Besides all of that I also was able to do a little running, go to temple on Wednesday night and then somehow I got a doctor’s appointment fit into all of that. I’ve been having problems with my medications and decided to try someone new out. I’m excited, because he saw some things with my thyroid and testosterone medication that were conflicting with each other. I’m sure I’ll blog about all of that sometime next week.

But, needless to say, I feel like I am FINALLY figuring out the meds and why despite diet and exercise I am GAINING weight and not maintaining or losing. It’s been really frustrating. REALLY FRUSTRATING.

BUT … overall … it’s been an awesome week. And, I have no doubt that it’ll be an awesome birthday and weekend. Here are a few other things that caught my fancy this week as well …

Welp, that’s it for me this weekend! I’m off birthdaying it like it’s 1999! Have a great weekend and of course … HAPPY RUNNING!!!

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