Milestone Birthday Celebrations
In true Leo style, I believe that birthday celebrations last much longer than just a day. And in reality, it doesn’t make that much of a difference that this birthday is a milestone one.
Mine started last month with my fantastic trip to Italy and France with my mom. An amazing trip with my wonderful mom that was the experience of a lifetime. The memories we shared were a wonderful gift that I will treasure forever.
Last night my mom and I went to see the Cirque du Soleil show Iris in Hollywood. Definitely a fun kickoff to the actual birthday celebrations (although the outing didn’t really have anything to do with my birthday, she gets tickets for lots of things and it was just a coincidence of dates)
Can you see the Hollywood sign back there? This was taken from the Kodak Theater courtyard. I’m rather thrilled that I live about 25 miles away from this nutty place. Seriously, the area was a bit crazy. Walking by myself through the crowd to meet her, I was thinking I felt safer on the streets of Rome than in Hollywood.
Then, there’s the current Go the Distance Challenge. Once again, Robby at Fat Girl v. World touched me with her challenge. A Leo herself, she also feels that her birthday is the only holiday in August (yep there are other birthday obsessed people out there).
Even if you don’t feel that your birthday is a National Holiday, the challenge of celebrating yourself every day is fantastic. Go check it out.
Although I’m celebrating this milestone birthday in lots of ways including my Virtual 5K, the actual festivities in my house are kind of mellow. I woke up this morning to find a box of cupcakes in the fridge, I’m not sure if they’re supposed to be for dinner or if I’m allowed to crack them open for breakfast? Our family tradition of homemade chocolate chip pancakes means that the kids are making me breakfast.
So, how does 40 feel? I think I’m only now starting to understand how people say they still feel like they’re in their 20′s. The weird part for me is that I remember my parents in their early 40′s and it’s odd to realize that I’m now that age. They were grown ups. Does that make me a grown up? What if I don’t want to be?
An injury update: In my quest to find some Arctic Ease (anyone had success finding some in a store rather than online?), I picked up some Kinesiotape. I watched some videos online about how to use it properly for the pain I’m having. I put the tape on yesterday at about 1PM and within a few hours I realized that I had NO pain!
The stabbing pain in my knee had still been there every few minutes with normal activity. Now, I have none. How is it possible that this tape could do that? I have no idea, but I don’t care. I’m still staying away from running, but now I’m at least hopeful that I can get back to it. Still totally unsure about the 5K on Saturday.
How long do birthday celebrations last for you? Do you think I’m a little ridiculous? Sometimes my family does