Birthday weekend and getting away

First of all, I want to send a HUGE thank you to Jonathan Chue of Aptribute for helping me with my site migration and new logo/header! If you need any website development work done — check him out. He also did my BFF’s website (which I LOVE).

J’s birthday weekend started with visiting our friends’ new pup! Her name is Casey and I love her:


Then we headed to my in laws’ house for the day to celebrate both my husband’s and our nephew’s birthdays.


There was so much delicious food to eat, as there always is at their house. Example: my mother-in-law made these awesome fruit tacos for dessert! I’ll have to give these a try sometime:

Sugar cookie "shells"

Sugar cookie “shells”

Taco filling

Taco filling

On Sunday (the actual day of my husband’s birthday) we went to see A Place Beyond the Pines, with Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper and Eva Mendes. I felt like it was just OK. I don’t know — wasn’t super impressed.

Then, per tradition, we went to Moscow on the Hill for a delicious birthday dinner!

Monday morning I headed to the Wisconsin Dells for a couple days to get away, relax and let my mom take care of me. There were some peaceful walks along the Wisconsin River…


…and relaxing in our cute room.


Oh, and attempting to work out in their “fitness center.” Too bad the treadmill kept turning off during my run.



The cute room was about the only good thing about the resort we stayed at. The customer service was awful.

The rest of the time was spent eating a lot (I felt like eating candy might help my mental health state — jury’s still out on that one) and shopping.

Anyways, I’m back in the Cities now and racing again this weekend. It’s the Get in Gear 10K — and the weather is supposed to be 70 and sunny. I’ve run this race for the past three or four years and it’s never once been nice weather — so I’ll believe it when I see it. (See photo below for proof.)

Drenched. And yes, that's a poncho.

Drenched. And yes, that’s a poncho.

Anyone else racing this weekend? Has anyone seen A Place Beyond the Pines? What’d you think?


9 thoughts on “Birthday weekend and getting away

  1. Amy

    Good luck on your race! We’re doing a Boston tribute 5-K on Sunday, and I’m thinking I’ll be walking most of it! And I haven’t even heard of that Pines movie…

    1. hyedi Post author

      That’s awesome you’re doing the tribute 5K. There’s going to be a moment of silence and some other things at the race I’m doing and I’m thinking it will be extremely emotional. How’s post-marathon recovery going?

  2. Danielle @ I Eat Therefore I Run

    The blog looks good Hyedi! I’ve subscribed to this one and stopped following the other. And like Amy, I’ve not heard of the Pines movie either. Aside from Skyfall, all films come out later here than they do for you lucky’s in North America.

    Good luck with your 10 km this weekend. I’m also running a 10 km around Balmoral Estate, one of the Royal Family’s residences in Scotland. It’s a huge race with an even bigger hill in it. Very excited! There will also be a moment of silence before the start to honour the Boston Marathon.

    1. hyedi Post author

      Thanks, Danielle!

      Good luck with your 10K also — sounds like a beautiful place to have a race. Can’t wait to hear how it goes 🙂


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