Make it stop!! I cannot stop eating! I feel like I have always been in control but the last 3 days, phew! I am letting myself get too hungry and then inhaling food. Then I feel horribly stuffed! Tomorrow we’re starting DETOX!!!

Christmas / B’day was a fun day. Long! But I got to go for a glorious run outside – it was so gorgeous out. Blue sky, nice temperature (50s?), quiet and peaceful. I ran in circles around the complex I live in. No one was around and it was GREAT! I warmed up and did 3 on the treadmill then 3 outside. Happy birthday to me! We spent the day at my parents’ house with most of my mom’s family and my ILs. Christmas is big – all in all 26 people I think. We had some good laughs. There is this great bakery around here – for any locals it is called CLAY’S, and they have amazing chocolate chip pound cake. I had it for my bridal shower and when my family remembers they order it for my b’day. I wanted to make sure I didn’t get an acme cake for my 30th so I ordered my cake this year and told them to do a baby and running theme. Here’s what came out:

Unforunately, my grandfather was the one that picked it up, and my mommom told me he was totally embarrased and that she was MORTIFIED. The open belly as well as the cleavage (!!) on the runner above freaked them out. This is what became of the cake to fix the problems:

Yes, someone actually fixed the cleavage too. Hahha. Gotta love the old style religious families.
More pics from the day:

Me & my sis – looking like a house Me & my bro

Today I went to the gym and did some crosstraining while reading one of the childbirth books, then went running outside around a loop nearby for 3 miles. I was half devastated that my sister was running outside around the same time and we kept playing phone tag. But I’m too slow anyway!!! It was a decent run, but not as GLORIOUS as yesterday! I think I need to run about 50 miles tomorrow to make up for the last 3 days!!! Gross.

Hope everyone had a great holiday. I’ll put up the 32 weeks pic later on! And more on gifts! DETOX = tomorrow!



  1. Happy Birthday! You look great! I love the pregnant runner cake and how it mortified your grandparents. Merry Christmas!

  2. Sounds like you had a great birthday/christmas! I need some of your motivation to get my @$$ outside and run. I seriously am dead for this month. I’m ashamed i let myself go like this. I’m going to kick it in gear for january, december is down the tubes! *sigh* I can’t wait to hear about your gifts!

  3. First of all, you do NOT look like a house! You still look amazing! And I love the cake. I can’t believe they covered the stomach!! But my family would have done the same thing. πŸ™‚

  4. cool cake! and awesome mileage for 32 weeks still. i hear you on needing detox…love the holidays!

  5. Angela and David Kidd Reply

    That cake is fantastic! Happy Birthday. We have leftover red velvet cake with cream cheese icing that must be destroyed.You look great!

  6. I like reading while cross training too! Its definitely something i should do more often! That cake is hilarious!!

  7. The cake is very fitting for you! I think you look great in all the pictures.8 more weeks!!!!!

  8. Love the cake, saddened by the candle in your belly!! LOL. Happy Birthday, and I hope you have a great New Year!

  9. I like your cake after it’s been tweaked. Sometimes I put icing on my chest to detract from my cleavage.

  10. Shoe Running Reply

    Happy Birthday! That’s so funny that the cake had to be censored πŸ™‚

  11. YAY! Happy birthday to you. And don’t worry about being 30. It sounds a lot scarier than it really is. I love being in my 30’s.You look amazing! You are seriously glowing.I love how they rammed the candle into your belly. LOL! Poor baby!

  12. love the pics and love the cake!!! looks like a great birthday πŸ™‚

  13. Hi!! Finally checking in after a while. Happy (late) Birthday! Sounds like things were good.I love the story about the birthday cake- too funny.I can’t believe how small you are still. The lady at my work who was due with twins at the beginning of Feb had her babies 6 weeks early (she was huge). Even being premature, they weighed almost 10 lbs. together! So you should feel lucky. = )And don’t feel bad about turning 30- I actually liked turning 30 (although I’m still not sure about 31- it just seems like an “off” year… maybe because it’s a prime number or something, ha ha).

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