House TalkN is a fun lookiloo at houses, houses, houses. It will answer pressing questions like, "When folks build a McMansion on a small lot, what are they compensating for?" or "Was the real estate agent drunk when they staged this house?" or "Why don't the Smiths' ever leave their drapes open when I am on a harmless walk-by?"

Saturday, January 12, 2013

You Say It's My Birthday?

Last year, I turned "Forty-licious!" 
I am a routine girl. 
Every holiday season, I set eating records. Pies, cakes, booze, cookies, and chocolates. 
Every January 12th, I step on the scales and say things like "Welp, how the heck did that happen?" or "Scales must be broken...again!"
I really don't care about the scales. I care about my ability to still beat my children in a footrace. 
The only running I've been doing, is to the fridge. 
Every January 13th, I start training for a race. Yes, I have to train for a 5k. Shut up. Every year, when I say I have to start training, a certain someone in my life says "Really. You have to stop saying that. No one trains for a 5k!" 
Whatevs. 
I'm training for a 5k.
Today is my birthday. 
My husband and kids will bring me breakfast in bed. 
My friends will give me naughty joke gifts. 
My family will phone in their birthday jokes from all over the country.
I will soak every second of them in.
I'll tuck my kiddos in tonight.
I will kiss their foreheads.
I will trash talk my little darlings. 
I will tell them that their 41 year old mama is going to race them down Ridgeway Avenue, beat their fannies and shout, "WHO'S YO' MAMA?!?" Because, that's the kind of classy mama I am.
Tonight, I will watch Nike commercials and get myself all pumped up. 
Tomorrow, I TRAIN.

(Join the fun at Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon)

*Click here for birthday update...

Link Par-taay at:
http://www.savvysouthernstyle.net/
http://sixsistersstuff.com/

32 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday! I am taking my boys for a race in two weeks, but it's just a 2.5K. Technically probably still should train given my state of out-of-shapeness, but we're just going to go for it.

    ReplyDelete
  2. happy birthday from a fellow 41 year old :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. I don't know how much 5K is but it sounds like at lot. My husband's birthday is today too! Happy Birthday to YOU!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. YAY! Happy birthday to your mister! I bet he is as great as you are! Thanks, Miss Kitty!

      Delete
  4. Happy Birthday Kerry! Glad to hear I'm not the only one whho has to train for a 5K. Trying to keep up with my marathon-running husband is hard work. ;)
    Jen (Piggybaby)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Those darn overachieving husbands! Good luck and thank you!

      Delete
  5. I'm singing "Happy Birthday" to you in my head... It sounds great although I am not sure why there are bagpipes?...
    Have a fabu day enjoying all the perks!

    I will "toast" you with a nice pino a bit later... is it noon there yet?;)
    Cynthia

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's always wine-o-clock somewhere! Thank you, Cynthia!

      Delete
  6. Happy Freaking Birthday! And bring that training on - with pictures and videos please.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I will document every step of the humiliation! Thanks, buddy!

      Delete
  7. Happy Birthday! I would absolutely have to train for a 5k. No doubt. Enjoy your day :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. I am so sorry for the loss of your youth. Today you can start hangin' with the big girls at the grown-ups' table.(Or bar. Whichever.) Congrats!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Hope you have a wonderful day and you don't train too hard!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Training makes me want to punch someone in the throat! Thank you!

      Delete
  10. So glad you were born!! :) Happy birthday!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Hope you had a wonderful birthday today! Good luck on your training tomorrow, you can do it. Changing subjects on you....are you going to Haven again this year? Hope so! I'm planning on it too. Hope this time we get more time to hang.



    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. ANDREA! I can only swing one conference this year. BlogHer is in my neck of the woods, so BlogHer it is. I wish we had connected at Haven for more time! Come to BlogHer????

      Delete
  12. Happy Birthday! I'll be 41 in a few weeks but I've decided I should continue training for my 5m (the distance between my bed to the toilet) because if I don't then Depends will not be too far off! Seriously though, you rock 41 and I hope you don't mind if I tape your photo to my (treadmill, refrigerator, etc) to remind myself that others my age are actually out there living well? Keep up the motivation! I'm extremely jealous :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Bwahahaha! I'm pretty sure my picture has never been taped ANYWHERE for ANYTHING related to motivation! Thank you so much, Leeann!

      Delete
  13. You go girl!!!!! Happy birthday to ya! I am forty six-ilicious!And that is as far as the forties go for this gal!I can't count any higher than that!
    I bet with some training I could ....try and beat my 13 year old cross country runner :-)
    xx
    Anne

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. DO IT, ANNE! 13 year olds need to be put in check by their mamas!
      Thank you!

      Delete
  14. Happy Bday! Just found your blog and I LOVE it!!! You are a riot...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Welcome to the cra-cra, Katie! So glad you are here!
      Thank you!

      Delete

I live for comments, so please pop in and say "hello!"
You can also follow HouseTalkN on Twitter, Pinterest and/or Facebook!