Friday, August 19

Birthday month

I'm a Leo, so August is my birthday month. My driver's license says I'm another day year older, but not quite in a new age bracket in racing.

This is one of those birthdays that you don't get to make a big deal about, and I'm OK with that. If you don't believe me, ask comedian Patton Oswalt:
Patton Oswalt - The Big 9-0
Read Patton Oswalt's biographyWatch Patton Live at the New York Comedy FestivalFind more from this comedian in the Shop.

Do you go all-out in celebrating every birthday, or just the milestone ones?

Do you look forward to the 5-year birthdays because they bump you into a new racing age bracket? (And is it weird that I do look forward to those?)

"Minor" birthday status notwithstanding, I did get a sports massage and flowers. (Thanks hubby!) And I scored a new pair of Mizuno Wave Riders from my parents as a birthday present.

The shoes are becoming an annual tradition. When my parents ask what I want for my birthday, it's either "nothing - I have everything I need" (in part because that's what they always say -- drives my brother and I crazy!) or "new shoes" which they know means "new running shoes." (Maybe at Christmas I'll ask them to throw in a pair of Injinji toe socks, too.)

Do you ever ask for running gear for your birthday?

What's the best birthday gift you've ever gotten?

Speaking of which... Time to break in the shoes. See you all later!


  1. Awesome shoes! And I'm with you - the "nothing I have everything I need" drives me nuts too. ;)

  2. Happy Birthday! Love the video, thanks for a great laugh today.

  3. Yay birthday month (Leos are stellarr)! And yay shoes! I LOVE getting workout stuff for my birthday/christmas -- its the only thing I ever NEED.


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