Saturday, February 27, 2010

Birthday Girl

We went back to Twist, a fab restaurant that a friend introduced me to a couple weeks ago. We ordered some sushi and a few tapas plates so we could sample a bit of everything. Going along with the tapas theme, they also do miniature desserts there, and I finished off the meal with a red velvet cupcake alongside a perfect little scoop of vanilla bean ice cream.

E was grooving to the music. For being a trendy restaurant, it was surprisingly toddler friendly.

Even though we feasted Wednesday night, the workouts stayed on track this week. I have one more year left racing in this age group before I move up to the next (which is even faster), and I want to rock it!

Monday: 4 miles @ 7:31/mi, 35 mins elliptical

Tuesday: off

Wednesday: off

Thursday: 6 mi @ 7:38/mi

Friday: 6 mi @ 7:44/mi

Saturday: 8 mi run w/ the stroller @ 8:47/mi

Sunday: thinking maybe half and half- 30 min run w/stroller, 30 min elliptical? Or a rest day? We’ll see how dead the legs are feeling from today

Unlike most sports, female distance runners tend to get faster with age. I'll need to step upmy game if I want to place in my age group at local races.

What age group is generally the most competitive where you live?


  1. Happy Birthday!!

    Yeah I think in our area the 40-49 division has tough competition. Although my age group is right up there too! This area has some amazing runners, I once in a blue moon place.... but not lately. It has to be one of the smaller races. Great workouts, stroller and all!!!

  2. Happy Birthday!! We have a couple fast younger females and then 30-34 and 35-39 is quite competitive around here.


  3. I love Twist! I have been there for my birthday at least once. Glad to know it's toddler friendly. Maybe I will go again for my birthday in a couple of weeks.

  4. Yeah, it definitely works for a family dinner if you want to bring Hope along. It's dimly lit and kinda loud, so it's easy to stay incognito. Probably the closest thing to a romantic dinner you can get with a toddler in tow.

  5. Sorry I am late on the birthday wishes!!!!!