Yesterday was my 30th birthday and it was a pretty good day overall. It started out shopping with my mom and my niece Emma. I was looking for wedding stuff, so we hit the craft store and I carried Emma around in a baby backpack. I don't know why, but I've always wanted to do that and it sure was fun. Emma is getting so big now (6 months this week) and she was grabbing everything in the store and holing onto things for me. Then my mom and I split some Japanese food for lunch and headed home.
Then I went to the track to do my workout and it was actually good considering the weather conditions. Even though I got a bit wet, it was nice to have the track all to myself and not have to dodge little kids and slow-moving elderly people.
In the evening Janda and I went to Su Chang's for dinner and had a great meal. Wonton soup, moo shu chicken, General Gau's and vegetable fried rice, delicious! Then we came home to watch the Tour de France and Janda gave me a card and my gift, a beautiful engagement ring that was too big b/c I insisted that I was a 5.5, not a 5. Oops, Janda was right! So, picture to follow when the 5 arrives. It was beautiful and exactly what I wanted!
The Tour was very exciting last night, with Lance getting dropped and then roaring back up to the chase group. I know that he is facing extremely tough odds right now, but I do wish that he can pull it out! If he can get back in shape after 3 years away from competitive, top-level cycling, then I can surely get in shape after 3 months away from the track!