Friday, September 11, 2009

Birthday Pics

Thanks for all the b-day wishes! Here are some pics from my great day.

I started the morning off with a blueberry pancake feast made by Zach. Delicious! I went to work but got off early at noon. I met Emily downtown and we walked to my house and got ready for our Happy Birthday Half Marathon run. She handed me the 'race packets' and I was really confused.. I looked in and there were race numbers and timing chips!!

Awesome! Hahaha. Very clever. We headed up to Forest Park and ran 13.1 beautiful hilly rocky miles and talked the whole time about weddings, races, and everything. We were working hard and kept a great pace the whole time. We stopped for a snack and potty break at the half way point and I got a couple pics.

Our way back was faster and we ended up finishing 13.1 miles in 1:48:18 (8:16 average pace).
Immediately after the run I dropped Emily off and headed over for a massage! I had won the massage at a charity raffle a couple of weeks ago and was excited to get it on my b-day. It was lovely!

After that I met Emily again for a beer at Deschutes (to redeem my "Drink Coupon" on my race bib!) and then headed home to have a couple snacks made by Zach (bacon-wrapped shrimp, brie cheese with bread) and get ready for the night out.
We met all our wonderful friends over at Oba! for cocktails and a great evening. Here are the pictures. What a great birthday!

Walking to the restaurant:
Justin and Alisa:

Anne and Emily:

The running hat Anne got me! Justin in background:

Me, Dana, and Josh (our birthdays are Sept 10th, 11th, and 12th!)

The future Mr. and Mrs. O:

Emily and Zach:

Justin, me, Michael, Sarah, Alisa

Make a wish

Emily and Deana:
Me and Deana. Love this pic!

Me, Dana, and Deana:

Amy and Brad:

Me and Dean:


Jen Rife said...

Sounds/Looks like you had a great birthday! Thanks for sharing your pics!

Alisa said...

LOVE IT! So fun to celebrate with you.

Happy Birthday and a DAY!

See you tomorrow.

Beth said...

Happy birthday! Looks like you had a great day!

Kim said...

jen what a great way to celebrate your birthday! HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! looks like you had a blast!

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

What a blast!!! Now onto another fab year ahead :)

Jo Lynn said...

THAT sounds like a perfect birthday. Oh, to be young again. LOL

the gazelle said...

so glad I was there to help you celebrate! I can't wait to hear the tri- race report from tomorrow, too! You are a busy lady. :)

aron said...

looks like SUCH a great birthday!!! YAY :)

love the race bibs :) she is hilarious!! and AWESOME run!

Ewen said...

The race packs and bibs are brilliant! However, I think your timing chips must have malfunctioned because 1:48:18 for a training half mary is just too good ;)

Susan said...

What cute birthday run! I hope you had an awesome day!

Petraruns said...

What a great thing to do you on your birthday. Inspirational!