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thinkThin Winner and Birthday Contentment

It might be my birthday, but I'm giving a gift to someone else today. The winner of the thinkThin protein bar giveaway is:


Congrats Heather!! And thank you so much to those who entered, tweeted, shared and liked my Facebook page. I wish I could give everyone a box!

So today is my birthday. As I get older, I find myself often down on and around my birthday. I don't want to get older. And now that I'm hedging 40, I want to recognize my birthday even less. I know, it's silly. Age really is just a number.

This year, however, I'm actually not freaked out that I'm a year older. I'm not depressed. But, I've just not let myself worry over aging. I mean, I can't stop it right? Rather than wallowing in the fact that I'm no longer 29, far from it, I'll just embrace it (for now).

In fact, I'm having one fantastic week. Nothing crazy exciting is happening. Well, the Pink concert perhaps. I don't have any exciting plans for tonight. I am getting my hair cut, does that count as exciting? I guess it could.

This week I've just been living and enjoying. Period. I kicked off my birthday with a fantastic 7.5 mile run with my running buddy. Although, she's much more than just a running partner; she's become a dear friend. It's hard to believe we've only been running together a little over a year.

So, I might be getting older, but it's not slowing me down. Quite the opposite actually. My running has improved beyond my wildest dreams. I'm in a very happy place with myself right now. I have an amazing husband who puts up with me through thick and thin. I have a close knit family who also supports me no matter what.

I feel loved. I feel blessed. I feel content.

Maybe I am like fine wine simply getting better with age. Remind me I said that come next year if I have a meltdown at 40 ;-)

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