I like getting myself birthday gifts!
Today I am finally the age that I have been racing at all year long. It is really anti-climactic since I feel I have been this age all year long. However, my faux 40th birthday will be on January 1, 2010 when I get to age up to the next Age Group. I am really excited about that because I get to leave the "fast chick" group and I have noticed that my new age group comes with such benefits as we get to start earlier than the last age group wave which has happened to me on many occasions in the past 5 years. I also get to race in a smaller age group which might up my chances to get into the top quarter of my age group rather being stuck in the middle.
As you can see from the picture, this is what I special ordered for myself for my birthday. El Esposo came home last night and asked what it was and then asked if he could wrap it and give it to me. LOL, he has no idea what to ever get me for my birthday or Christmas. What I did get was another REI gift card. I have enough money in REI cards now to get the new Garmin, but seeing how I am technologically challenged and hardly understand how the stuff I already own works, I should go with my other option. My other option is to take and REI Adventure trip! I would love to go to the Grand Canyon again or to Yellowstone.
Anyway, it is a busy work and training day. I have to get that out of the way first before I can splurge on a piece of cake.
Have a great day!