First and foremost, Ellie’s first birthday party was on Saturday!
I reserved a picnic area at a nearby park, Mike stocked up on chips and dips at Trader Joes, and I made a chocolate cake. There was no theme and no fancy decor. But there were great friends, beautiful weather, and plenty of presents. Ellie also got her first taste of cake!
She was surprisingly restrained and seemed almost unsure about the whole cake and frosting situation. For the adults, there was a chocolate cake with this milk chocolate frosting.
I still can’t believe my little girl is already a year old!
I wrapped up my first week (of 12) of CIM training this week. It didn’t go exactly as written, but I ended up with 35 miles of running, which is right where I need to be.
Monday – REST
Tuesday – 8 miles total (1 mile to the gym, 6 miles on the treadmill, 1 mile home…by 6 AM!)
Wednesday – 5.3 with Mike early in the morning
Thursday – 1600 meter swim
Friday – 5.7 miles after work
Saturday – 5 mile run with Mike and Ellie
Sunday – a VERY hot and VERY hilly 11 mile run on the trails with my dad (was supposed to be 13 but it just didn’t happen).