Two birthdays in one weekend is a great excuse to eat cake multiple times; and celebrate!
On Saturday we officially acknowledged Claire’s birth at the Rascal Flatts concert. My first country concert did not disappoint. We started in Jiffy Lube Live’s parking lot for a bit of flash tattoo and cupcake tailgating.
We then made it inside the grassy venue to see Scotty McCreery’s warm up act. Not bad for an American Idol!
(w/ Kelsey, Amy, Claire and Janina)
Then, before the main event started, a kind event associate offered our group upgraded tickets much closer to the stage! Gladly accepted; we got to witness lead singer Gary LeVox’s glittering pants and microphone up close! The music: amazing! The group jammed out to a thoroughly enjoyable playlist that included all their top songs. Since starting in 2000, the band has sold over 22.5 million albums and delivered 15 #1 singles to the top of the charts! It was impressive.
On Sunday, another special celebration occurred!
Side note: Who wouldn’t want to witness a rainbow on their birthday? What a great sign for the year ahead!
On running: DC’s hot, humid and hazy summer has arrived and I haven’t yet mentally prepared for the extended physical exertion of outside runs. Therefore, this week I enjoyed a few shorter morning jaunts and an after-work treadmill workout. I also finally mapped out a marathon running plan! Because most training plans include 4 or 5 days of running, I’ve customized a schedule that will fit my 3 run per week limit. As aforementioned, I much prefer some sort of cross training, either spin, free weights, or a newfound Chisel class, in place of another dedicated running day. The plan starts the week of July 5th, so I’m just staying generally active until then!