My 30th and a WINNER!!!!!!!!

I turned 30, you run the Pretty Muddy Women’s Mud Run. Sounds good, right?!

I turned 30.

I had a quiet, but great day yesterday. The quiet was okay with me since I don’t entirely feel like myself yet and wasn’t feeling all too great last week. The main thing I wanted to do for my birthday? Sleep IN! That didn’t really happen, although I gave it my best effort to stay in bed until 11:00 a.m. It was nice just to relax.

I made lunch from leftover White Chicken Chili and it was so good. I made tacos with the chili, sour cream and of course, hot sauce:

I spent some time with my Dad too, which was really nice. We visited the park where Mom last ran and the bench we had put in honoring her memory. It is the first time I have seen it and I am really thankful for the way it turned out:

It provides a quiet place where I can go and remember her, which is comforting to me. And, I hope I can run there someday and have a nice place to sit when I am done with my workout. I think Mom would be happy about that.

Then, I met up with two of my favorite running pals (Duane and Judi) for a brisk walk on what turned out to be a beautiful night. It is the farthest I have gone since I got sick, and I felt great:


You run the Pretty Muddy Women’s Mud Run:

Thank you to those of you who were able to enter and thank you to Pretty Muddy for providing me and one of my readers with this awesome opportunity! I’m so exited to say CONGRATULATIONS to…


Elizabeth, thank you so much for reading and for entering my giveaway. Please email me your contact information (, and I will forward it to Pretty Muddy, who will directly mail you your entry and shirt! Please respond by Monday, September 10 at the end of the day or I will select a new winner. Β 
Don’t forget, if you didn’t win, Pretty Muddy has graciously provided me and my readers a discount code to sign up for the Columbus race at Mad River Mountain on September 29, 2012. You can save $10 by going HERE and typing WordsToRunByDisc in as the promotional code.

Have a happy and safe weekend everyone!

Until the next mile marker,


  1. Sounds like a pretty nice birthday to me! Love the bench Sara. What a lovely idea and so happy that you were able to see if for the first time with your Dad. Must have been very bittersweet for you both. Congrats to your winner! Looks like a fun but gruelling event!

  2. Happy birthday! Looks like you had a lovely day, especially visiting the bench. Much love xx

  3. Happy birthday! The bench is a sweet remembrance.

  4. Jennifer Roe says

    The bench is beautiful. Hope you are doing well Sara πŸ™‚

  5. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I’m a 1982 babe too – 30 this december πŸ˜‰ ENJOY IT

  6. Happy birthday! I hope lots of great things happen for you this year! The bench is a great way to honor and remember your mother. I love it.

  7. The hot sauce reminded me to tell you that Keith found a hot pepper farmer. He got some crazy peppers that are hotter than habaneros. Nuts. Happy birthday again!

  8. 300poundsdown says

    Happy Birthday and congratulations on the run! Wow that is an awesome idea about the bench. What a beautiful memory to your mom!!

  9. Happy belated birthday, Sara!! Your tacos look awesome! I love the bench – what a wonderful place to go and remember.

    Great job getting back out there – you are doing great, Sara!

  10. Happy belated Birthday Sara!

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