Happy Birthday to John!

First off – Happy Birthday to John! Welcome to year 43 😀

I was up early knowing I had a lot to do today.  I was out the door at 6:30 to do C25K day 2.  This first week does 60 second runs alternating with 90 second walks.  I am using Robert Ullrey’s podcasts for these so I don’t have to use a watch.  I used these 2 years ago and when I first started and  it brought back a flood of memories. Funny how sounds or smells can do that.  I think about how far I have come athletically in the last 2 years, even with an injury setback.  So far so good. My thigh is a little tired, but with only 8 minutes of running total, it is hard to say if there are any consequences yet.

Got back and did the ganache frosting for John’s cake and got to work. I had the most productive day, which I love!  I also made breakfast for both John and I.  We each had a banana bread breakfast pudding!

Mine topped with coconut butter and jam, his was topped with coconut butter and chocolate chips :mrgreen:

Pixie chillaxed all day.  Surprisingly awake here, too.

Then she got what she really wanted, which was some belly rubbing:

She has John trained really well.

I almost didn’t want to stop for lunch as I was being really productive.  How is that for crazy?  But food always calls 😀

Porch lunch.

We had an offer for John to get a free birthday cupcake at the coffeehouse, so we wandered there in the mid afternoon.  Love working from home!

John got his cupcake and coffee.  I  had just a latte.

Well, not  had just a latte. I had a very good latte 😀

I finished up work a little early, uploaded my timesheet and it feels like the weekend! Oh wait, it is only Thursday.  Oh well.  Still going out for dinner because of John’s special day!  He chose:

I am very happy to go here because there are lots of choices.  John had deep dish pizza. I love the nut crusted goat cheese and blueberry salad, so that is what I ordered:

Although they did put too much dressing on it.  Low fat or not, still too much dressing.

Then it was home for some cake and coffee with the family.  I whipped up the ganache to make frosting for the cake and it turned out well.

Happy 43!

Look – I even did 4 layers on this cake.  That is how much I love my hubby.

Boston Cream Pie? Success!

Pixie even enjoyed some wrapping play time.

Now time for Futurama!

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21 thoughts on “Happy Birthday to John!

  1. Alison

    I remember doing a couple different C25K podcasts last year. I agree, it’s nice to not have to look at your watch!! I programmed by Garmin to beep every minute and that’s my queue to run 15 seconds.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHN!!! I hope you had a wonderful birthday and a flat tire-free year to come! 😉

    Congrats on the cake success. That latte looks amazingly gorgeous. Wow – hope it tasted as good as it looked.
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  2. debby

    Happy birthday, John! John’s birthday cakes make me crave cake all year long. Sadly, I am not kidding. Your banana bread pudding looks so good. Maybe I will try it again! The salad looks fantastic.
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  3. Helen

    What a great birthday celebration!

    I don’t even really care for Boston Cream Pie and yet somehow yours makes me want a piece! Maybe it’s because you gave it extra layers and made the pudding middle less thick?
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  4. Jody - Fit at 53

    HAPPY BDAY JOHN!!!!!!!!!! Lori, you are such a sweet wife to make him that beautiful cake – yum!!!!! Course he is good to you too!

    Congrats on starting the running again even if was not too much the first time. I hope your bod cooperates! Still offering the info on Hokas that really absorb the the pounding of running, I should know with my bad feet! 😉

    Last – thank you for the Pixie pics!!!!!!!!!! They made my swollen face feel so much better!!! Yes, still friggin swollen! Not as bad but bad enough to look too bad to go out & I want to get out of this house! 😉 THANK YOU – I love Pixie!
    Jody – Fit at 53´s last blog post ..Protein Muffins; Ground Turkey Recall

  5. Biz

    Happy Birthday to John – now he’s as old as me! 😀

    Your latte looks amazing – I haven’t had one in ages, although my office has been ordering Jack Daniel’s coffee and its so good – I am drinking coffee all day long and I think of you, as you are the java queen!

    Happy Friday – thanks for your comment today too – hugs!
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  6. MB

    Happy Belated Birthday to John!

    I’ve been working on that 9 week C25K program for years. I did week 4, day 1 OUTSIDE last week. It was the first time I ran outside since I was probably 10 years old and it was awesome! So much better than the dreadmill.

    I was thinking about you tonight because I finally got my bike out, filled the tires and went for a little spin. 😉 I hope to get more riding in this summer.

    Hope you’re enjoying the weekend.

    Ride on!
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