Sunday, April 22, 2012

I am 50 today….(well in 2 hours, I’m posting a bit early)

5k run-walk-trot for my birthday

Happy birthday to me. Well, we’ll see about the happy part. It has been a difficult weekend and my heart is still broken but I know we’ll survive. Mike made it to Laramie in 26 hours and he got a good night sleep in his car for 7 hours so he did excellent. He’s now in a motel for the next couple of nights and tomorrow will get to do some finding of businesses and what not. He has to go to the DMV and get a permit for his dirt bike. Both of us cry easily so been keeping the conversation light and happy. Trying….

I’m not sure if I’ll get my walk in tomorrow or on Tuesday but don’t forget to join me and then tell me how you did, what you did and if you’d like to share the time you can but you don’t have too. I have a birthday present for you so on Monday the 30th I’ll have Joss pick a name from a hat and announce the winner.

50 is nifty I’ve been told. Well I know that I’ll do my best to enjoy and move forward and get to know me as a person instead of just as a mom. I know that I have again gained some of my weight back and that is unacceptable so that means more work to be done. However I knew that I was going to be working on this and April 23rd is that day to start on it. I don’t have to start over since I’m not back to where I was but I am part ways there so just going to continue on this life style journey of getting to be the healthiest me I can be.

e-mail me at engine3 at gmail dot com when you are done joining me on my birthday run/walk/trot/swim/ski/move your butt week.

Okay my friends. I am off to bed. 4:30 will still come early and tomorrow will really be my first lonesome morning. No Mike to get up, no breakfast to make, no lunch to prepare, no phone calls telling me he’s leaving for work, no text telling me he’s there. It will be quiet and so different and still a bit sad but I will survive and learn but until then there’s a box of tissues in each room and I can cry my heart out in the shower and not bother Jim.

Take care and God Bless!!

18 comments:

Sarah G said...

Happy Birthday, Julie!! Hope you have a fabulous day tomorrow!

Cee said...

Happy Birthday! Glad you are feeling a bit better.

Caron said...

Happy birthday, Julie. I hope it is a great day for you. Crying in the shower has worked for me in the past too. Hang in there. :)

Crumpled Moments said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you enjoy your special day!

Karen Butler Ogle said...

Happy Birthday, Julie. I know this is a bitter-sweet time for you but I have faith that you will get through this and be okay again soon. I'm sending big hugs your way. :)

Flying high in the sky.... said...

Happyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have a very very very blessed and abundant year ahead!!! Mike is going to make you very very proud one day... and though it is a painful journey now... God will keep your family wrapped in his warmth ... take care my friend....

EmptyNester said...

Happy Birthday to one of the best friends I have made via blogging! Wish you were closer so we could have a day of celebrating together! Now, should we just do the run/walk/whatever on ONE day or every day this week?

Princess Dieter said...

FELICIDADES!!! May this be a stellar year for you. Age 50 was when I started to get my food act together. I'd still rather be 22.. ; )

Be well...

Mom to the Fourth Power said...

Happy Happy Happy BIRTHDAY!! FIFTY is AWESOME! My sister is in her fifties and is loving it. Life keeps getting better and better! :)

~Margene

Maren said...

A very happy birthday to you, my friend. Consider yourself lucky, a lot of people never make it to 50 unfortunately!

Hugs!

Blog Wobble said...

Happy Birthday!!! I hope you have a great day Julie <3

Michele said...

Happy Birthday, Julie!

Coley Loree said...

Happy Birthday, Julie!!!!! I am sure it isn't feeling so happy with Mike gone, but look at what a great job you have done with that young man! Take pride in 50. Take pride in him. Take pride in yourself! Stand tall on your birthday and remember we all love you!!!!!

S said...

Hope it was an awesome day (even with the missing your son) - I planned on a kick-ass TKD class in your day's honour but a leg cramp stalled that - hoping to be back at it tomorrow though - so a belated bday to you.

Stormy@Big Butt Theory said...

You are going to be FABULOUS in your 50s.... just like you have been all along.

Casey said...

Happy Birthday, Julie!
You are such a fabulous friend! Hope every day gets better!
Hugs!

upinthecosmos said...

Once again, happy belated birthday!! You deserve a great one so I hope you had some fun, around those teary moments:-) I'm with ya on having to relose weight that sort of found it's way back to me. It's sneaky like that and I have to be smarter than it! I too hate relosing weight that I've already lost but I need to do it to get to those pounds that I have yet to lose for the first, and hopefuly last, time! We'll do it I know it. You'll get through this time of mourning, it's sort of what it is right.... just a happier mourning period than usual cause he's moving on in all good ways:-) Be strong, it's time to get your friction on... ok that's a line from an old rap song that you may not be familiar with... LOL! Basically, get that walking, running &/or hiking in there cause those endorphines that you start churning up throughout those exercises will definitely help brighten your mood:-)

Nicole said...

Have a very Happy Birthday, Julie!

I read about you from your friend at Blog Wobble and am stopping by to wish you a wonderful day :)

~Nicole
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