Hellooooo It’s May! 

It’s already May, which means it’s my birthday month! I am going to be the big 30! In addition to continuing to better myself, I have a few goals for May:

  1. Run at least 30 miles this month. I am already at 5 as of today. 
  2. Find one thing everyday to be grateful for. 
  3. Celebrate every day either with a treat, workout or good conversation.
  4. Smile. 

Starting off, (since I have three things to catch up on) I am grateful for:

  1. Nieces. This past weekend was my nieces last dance competition and seeing her dance was a wonderful moment for me. 
  2. Running. I started running again (hence the 30 miles in May goal) and it has been a welcoming feeling to come back. Can’t wait for races in the fall! 
  3. Rainstorms. Last night it poured. I mean POURED. At one point, I turned off the TV and just listened and I heard the rain and it was beautiful. It was nice to just stop and listen. 

Moving forward I will post what I’m grateful for and of course include my Five Friday Faves! Can’t wait to see all the things I find to be grateful for. I know this list will be really long. 

Below are my proud running pics from yesterday and today (starting off strong!) for my 30 miles challenge. 

Trip Recap to Baltimore for Mom’s Birthday

It was quite a week with my allergies taking me down for the count. I lost my voice and wasn’t able to really do much of anything huge in terms of working out. However, that wasn’t going to get in the way of me going to enjoy the weekend with my mother and sister, Alexis for my mom’s birthday! 

We stayed at the Hyatt Regency at Inner Harbor  where our view was awesome! This is a picture of the room: 


Friday night we went out for dinner and drinks and then walked around the shops at inner harbor. 

We gave mom her birthday presents from Kate Spade:


The hotel also gave us complimentary champagne and chocolate to wish my mom a happy birthday! 


Saturday we went to this really cute place for breakfast in the city before we went to arundel mills to shop. And shop we did! I got a lot of great stuff for work and for our upcoming trip (my sister and I are going to Jamaica!) 

My sister booked appointments for us all to get out hair done at Studio 921 where I actually (after some coaxing) got my hair cut. My hair was so long and in need of it so I had 5.5 inches cut off! Picture to follow. 

For dinner, we went to Fogo de Chao which is a Brazilian Steakhouse. You flip this circular thing over from red (shown here) to green and that means bring on the meat! All kinds of meat come out and when you’re full or need a break you flip it back to red! 


We had some cake brought out for mom to sing happy birthday to her: 


And here is a picture of the three of us (I get my great genetics from my mother as you can see):


Sunday we went to this pub called James Joyce Pub where there was a live band playing. More and more people would sit down to watch them play. It was great! Here’s a snippet of them playing: 


Unfortunately the weekends are always too short and we had to head back to get ready for the week. All in all I’m so happy I got to spend the weekend with two of my favorite people in the whole world.