Friday, January 09, 2009

Birthday!

Hi friends!

Well, I think I've got my head on straight and I'm ready to write again. Two health issues in my family have contributed to my absence: my darling niece Macy was diagnosed with diabetes (she's 7), and my father fell and broke his arm (he's 78). Between reading all I can about diabetes and wishing this wasn't Macy's road, and spending every other day with my mom and dad helping them with whatever needs doing, my time has been scarce and my mind scattered.

But I thought I'd take a minute to write today. It's my birthday! I'm 48 years young today, and I can't decide if I feel more like 4 12-year-olds or 12 4-year-olds! My family has treated me like a princess. I'm heading to my mom and dad's house now, then training clients, and then I'm off to Dillon Beach for the weekend with some wonderful girlfriends.

On the fitness front, I'm still running (I track all workouts on the right-hand side of the weblog) and incorporating more cross-training into my life (at least that's what I'm shooting for). The 50K race is in 4 weeks, so I'll have a few long runs coming up, and then we'll see how 31 miles goes.

Eating-wise, I'm dropping a little bit of weight through not eating holiday crap foods. Right after the 50K (which is on February 7th) Tim and I leave for Maui for six lovely just-the-two-of-us days. The thought of putting on a bikini in just over a month is enough to keep me (mostly) on the straight and narrow in terms of diet, let me tell you!

And finally, here's a link to a post on Serious Eats about reducing meat consumption. As my veg mentor Colleen Patrick-Goudreau says, "Don't do nothing just because you can't do everything. Do something. Anything!"

Make it a great day, friends!

20 comments:

Marcy said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
There is no way you're 48?!?! My Gosh Leslie you look fantastic. Have you been drinking the blood of young virgins or something LOL JK!!

I'm really sorry to hear about your Dad and niece. I wish them a speedy recovery!

jen said...

Happy Birthday Leslie!! I hope you have a wonderful day- you deserve it.

Sorry to hear about your neice and your dad- I hope they are well soon. They are lucky to have your love and support.

Take One Stripper Pole said...

Happy Birthday ... and glad to see you back! My friend's daughter is 4 and just diagnosed as well ... a family that is aware and involved is HUGE! And here is to your dad healing up fast!

aron said...

happy birthday!!! another capricorn - there are lots of us! (mine is next fri!) :)

and REALLY you do NOT look 48, esp in person!

sorry to hear about your dad and neice :(

kara said...

Happy Birthday Leslie - I'm just a smidgen older than you ; )
Have a great day!

Jo Lynn said...

Happy Birthday girl! What 50K are you doing? I had no idea you had one in your sights.

tfh said...

Happy birthday! May you have a beautiful, wondrous, exciting year. Beyond looking young, your athletic accomplishments just knock my socks off. I wish I could do what you do NOW, let alone in 20 years.

By the way, my 10-yr-old second cousin (is that what I call my cousin's son? whatever. he's close family) has diabetes, too. He feels a million times better now that he's actually been diagnosed and is getting his insulin. I hope Macy can get used to it and just feel like a healthy kid. Hope dad's doing okay, too.

Chrissy said...

happy, happy birthday!

Jacey said...

Happy Birthday, Leslie! Enjoy your weekend away with the GFs.

Anne said...

Happy Birthday. Sounds like you're celebrating in style.

Julianne said...

Happy birthday blog mom!! I can't believe you're 48. Seriously, no way Jose! You look so awesome!!

I hope your niece finds good treatment and ways to manage her diabetes! And hope your father's arm heals soon!

Brit-Man said...

You deserve to have a great day, and deserve to be incredibly proud of yourself, for what you have done in life, and for being who you are.

You are 38 going on 35, and you are an inspiration, and in some ways a feminine icon to other women, and you deserve to feel the way you make others feel.

So enjoy yourself, and GOOD LUCK for the coming 12 months.

:-) :-).

Matt

AKA Alice said...

Happy Birthday...I'm sure your WiiFit age is 1/2.

Maui sounds wonderful!

Jennifer said...

I only hope I can do half as well as you at 48. I can't wait to see video of you jumping off that waterfall! (Yes, I remember from last year. :))

Diana said...

Welcome back and Happy Birthday! I turn 47 this March and it's nice to have someone 'my' age to blog with! My Facebook age told me I was 35! I feel more like that age than the 40's. Enjoy your trip....please send me some of that warm weather!

Colette said...

Happy Birthday Beautiful friend!!

Everyone should be so lucky to look half as great as you do at 48! Wow, wow, WOW!

Laurie said...

Belated Happy Birthday! You were born on a good day - my sister in law and a good friend of mine also share you're birthday.
I'm sorry for what you're going through with your family and very jealous of the time you're going to get with your husband!

Michael B said...

so sorry i haven't checked your blog in the last few days...and missed your birthday. having just met you i DO NOT believe you're anywhere clost to 48...you've got to be lieing. you are awesome...and i'm so glad you're back in the mix. thinking good thoughts for your niece and your dad....and YOU! cheers, my friend.

Irene said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!!

I hope this new year brings you everything you could ever hope for.

Erica D. said...

Happy belated! You are so so beautiful, inside and out, and I know this will be a fantastic year for you. Love you tons!