Turning 26, as you well know, was pretty good to me this year.
It was the first year of my life I did not have to work or go to school, and could start my day doing the two things I love best: working out [shown here lifting weights and pre-run, notice we are both wearing legwarmers because that is how we roll]
And showing off our mad drawing skills in the garage!
The family shot: little d, me, mr. d, dad, mom, DK, and of course our adopted son Mickey Mouse.
cupcakes? I think they totally trump in the bakery department. We got these ones from my favorite cupcake place, and the one with the Ariel ring [I think it was called "Pretty Pretty Princess" was actually DIVINE. Who knew vanilla could taste so good?
So there you have it... the moments leading up to my epic Boston present from Mr. D.
It was the first birthday I was able to spend with my parents in about 7 years, since going off to college and I am so grateful for all they have done for me in the last 26.
And being able to plan for me to run in Boston.... well, Mr. D is one of the most thoughtful people I know and this year was no exception. He is the one to buy me jeans, shoes, and shirts online that I never think will fit me [but they do... like a glove] and he is the one who encouraged me to run my first 6k race while 12 months postpartum, and has been my #1 supporter in doing what I love best: Running!
Only Mr. D truly understands how much the Boston Marathon means to me, with its rich history, the fact that he is from there [and watched the marathon as a child], how hard I have fallen in love with running and I cannot wait to run this marathon!!
It has been quite intimidating to read about the history and greatness of the past Boston Marathoners [or even those who raised a ton of money for charity], but while I may not have qualified on merits of my marathoning times [YET!] or money-raising skills, I am running for an equally good cause: for my Mr. D and little D. Because I have the best family in the world and they ARE my world. Bring it on...127 days!