My Birthday: National Running Day

I have long believed June 5 was the greatest day of all. Forget Christmas. Forget Valentine’s. June 5 is all about me. One hundred per cent me. And well, I kind of love me 😀 so obviously I love this day and I always will regardless of the new age that approaches.

Thirty five for those keeping track!

But the thing is, this year I had to share my birthday with another super special day: National Running Day. (Held on the first Wednesday of June.) I’m no stranger to sharing my birthday; with my brothers’ birthdays 3 and 10 days apart from mine, we’ve shared our celebrations for as long as I can remember, and I’ve always loved it that way. And so, when I discovered National Running Day would this year land on my birthday, I didn’t cry about it, I didn’t gripe about it, I didn’t shun it. Quite the opposite. I lovingly embraced it.

5 a.m. baby!!!


  • 5 a.m. BG before: 6.9
  • Temp. basal: none
  • Carbs: granola bar (18 grams) no bolus
  • Distance: 5 km
  • Time: 29:01
  • Average pace: 5:44 min/km
  • 5:50 a.m. BG after: 10.2
  • Temp. basal: +50 per cent

Guess who got a new PRETTY Garmin for her birthday!!!

Today was a near perfect day. There was running. There was strength training, including gruelling sets of 35 pushups (instead of birthday bumps :D). There was free Starbucks. There was walking and laughing and loving with my boys. And yep, there was DQ ice cream cake too… a 25-year tradition started after I was diagnosed with diabetes; one of the only good things to come of this disease!

Love birthday!!!

Are you an embracer or an avoider of birthdays?

6 thoughts on “My Birthday: National Running Day”

  1. I EMBRACE my birthdays!! I,like you enjoy every birthday!! Never have I hidden under my sheets, closed the world out,nor have I cried at the fact I’m getting older. And it’s a total ME day when every other day of the year is about everyone this is my guilt free me day. So enjoy and embrace them.

  2. Oh I’m a complete AVOIDER of my birthdays.
    I stay away from facebook and email and do everything in my power so that nobody knows when my birthday is. I’m not a celebrator. I’d rather it come and go without notice actually.
    I don’t know why.. never used to be that way, it’s just been within the past 5 years.
    However, I LOOOOVE celebrating other people’s bdays!

  3. Happy Birthday… that cake looks delicious! I want to celebrate the fact that I’ve made it another year with diabetes. That’s all the reason I need.

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