Sunday, July 26, 2009

Happy Birthday to me!

Here I stand with my birthday gift ready to log in a few miles to celebrate.

Our little suburb has created this beautiful bike/hike trail by converting old train tracks into a amazing cross county trail. I couldn't wait to check it out. Since an injury last summer, my running has been haphazard at best and my weight has crept up and up. This seemed like a great way to have some fun and get back in shape.

Here is my husband enjoying himself on his new bike.

Thank goodness we went early. It started out nice and cool but considering we were out there almost two hours the sun really started beating down on us.

Two hours later and almost 15 miles (pretty good for the first time out, I think), I couldn't pass taking a picture at this sign...a good way to end a bike ride on my birthday, don't you think!

'Cuz goodness knows...I am feeling like an old woman!

© A Sacred Longing 2009


  1. What a great way to spend your birthday. Happy Bithday Miss Denise!

  2. Happy happy birthday Denise!

    I hope you had a great time on your bicycle. Looks like something I need to do.!

  3. Happy Birthday! Sounds like a great way to spend the day. Way to go by the way...I'm impressed!

  4. Happy birthday Denise! I hope it is a great one for you!

  5. You were on my heart Sis and so I came by to say that I said a prayer for you. May our Jehovah Shalom's presence saturate you.

    Happy Birthday dear sister. Love ya.

  6. Happy, happy birthday, friend! Several years ago, I was into bike riding. I haven't had my bike out for a long season. I don't think the tires are in very good shape! I, too, had a bad fall a couple of years ago while running. It took me out of commission for a long season. Thankfully, I'm back into running, but the weight? Well, we won't go there.

    I did, however, go get icecream tonight at our favorite local shop! No running or cycling involved. Just sheer pleasure!

    Love you.


  7. Old Woman's Run. Hilarious!

    Thanks for sharing.

    And hey girl -- Happy Birthday!

  8. I tell you what, life on a bicycle will be so rewarding. I've found more pleasure with my bike and God opened up an entire part of my city that I never knew existed!

  9. Hi, I'm new on your blog, and now that I'm here, I'm wondering why I didn't discover your blog sooner.

    Your blog is honest and transparent, and personal... just the kind of blog that I enjoy following!

    The Old Womans Run picture is so funny.

    Just finished reading your last four most recent posts. It was a delightful short visit... I'll surly be back for more.

    Blessings on your weekend.