Birthday Weekend #WrongSideOf25

I don’t know about anyone else out there, but my fav gifts are experiences. You’d think with the amount of shopping I do, I would like to get stuff. But alas, that is not the case. Most of my family is aware and have been gifting me gift cards for future trips, classes, race entry fees, tickets, or even mini vacays since I was much younger. This year was no different! For my birthday my husband gave me tickets to see one of my FAVORITE music artists, Cher. I’m sure you did not expect that. Yes, I am a huge Cher fan. (It’s prob cause my mom loves her too.) When I found out he’d gotten  tickets, I literally jumped up and down and screamed a little. Spoiler Alert: I have never seen her in concert and I have wanted to since I was 8 years old. I hope husband is prepared for total happiness meltdown.

Get It Girl

Get It Girl

On the actual bday, my hubby and I went to Bonefish Grill cause they’re Bang Bang Shrimp rocks my world. We had a great time. I’m a low key kind of lady, so after dinner we drank champagne and rented a movie. This to me, is ideal night. I also knew that we had more festive plans for the weekend.

On Saturday AM, the weather wasn’t holding up well for kayaking, so instead we went to see Guardians of the Galaxy. If you haven’t seen it, you probably should. It was totally awesome.

If you like superheroes and sarcastic humor

If you like superheroes and sarcastic humor. Go see Guardians of the Galaxy… now.

Saturday evening hubby and I took a cooking class. It was my parents bday gift to me and a fun surprise. We took the class at Sur la Table. As a whole, we loved it. In the class we learned to make crab cakes, grilled asparagus with taragon butter, sirloin, and creme brulee.

Date Night. Let's make lots of food!

Date Night. Let’s make lots of food!



My new fav gadget is the creme brulee torch.

Unfortunately, I don’t usually eat such rich foods, especially all in one night. So afterwards, I had to take a few tums and house seltzer water. But it was worth it… well for one night at least.

The rest of the weekend was fantastic. I hung out with my wifey (yeah that’s what we call each other) and explored an exhibit at the National Gallery that I wanted to see. For those interested it the Degas/Cassatt exhibit. It was good, didn’t rock my world, but I did enjoy it. Afterwards we enjoyed champs and drinking alfresco, followed by a great tapas dinner at Barcelona.

I'm like a modern day Annie Oakley

I’m like a modern day Annie Oakley

Birthday weekend was a wild success and I had a fantastic time. It proved to be a wonderful distraction from my marathon set back. It also helped me realize that I super excited about lots of upcoming races and the possibilities of trying new elements in races.

Today, I’m accompanying a friend to the National’s Triathlon expo in hopes of learning more about triathlons. I started swimming at our rec center and looove it! This could be the perfect cross training element I need to keep myself injury free. (and did I mention that I looove swimming)

How was your week? Did you do anything fun over labor day weekend? Do rich foods not agree with you either? Do you do triathlons… tell me all about it!?! 


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