Apparently when one turns 50 you party like you just turned 21. The only difference is you hurt a lot worse the next day! I think all of us "kids" did a great job with the decorating and Dad did great taking care of the bill (as usual) ;) Plus Barbie was surprised! That's all you can ask for is that the birthday girl is surprised at her surprise party!
pink and black candy table - a big hit as the night went on!
cupcakes made from scratch (courtesy of her daughter-in-law)
Barb's daughter, my sister, Barb's DIL, and me - the party decorators
It was a good weekend home that ended with a very uncomfortable trip back to Chicago thanks to a couple too many vodka and soda's Saturday night. My Monday flight to Springfield, MO was a tough one after getting home so late Sunday!
I was able to get 1 more run in on Saturday before the festivities began. A 6 miler around Medina. I always thought Medina was so big but not so much. I ran a loop through the town and township and hit a major portion of the "city" on my 6 miler. Not as big as I thought :) But still a fun way to see how much my little town has grown over the years! After the run my left lower leg was killing me. I think I did something to a tendon because it hurts in flats but it much better in heels. My feet didn't feel better in my heels though. I had another 5 miles I needed to get in per the schedule but because of my leg pain and general body pain from too much partying I figured it best to rest and ice. So I didn't hit my desired mileage but I'm not feeling too bad about it. It was still a 50 mile week!