CIM Week1 and an important celebration

First and foremost, Ellie’s first birthday party was on Saturday!

I reserved a picnic area at a nearby park, Mike stocked up on chips and dips at Trader Joes, and I made a chocolate cake.  There was no theme and no fancy decor. But there were great friends, beautiful weather, and plenty of presents.  Ellie also got her first taste of cake!

She was surprisingly restrained and seemed almost unsure about the whole cake and frosting situation.  For the adults, there was a chocolate cake with this milk chocolate frosting.

I still can’t believe my little girl is already a year old!

I wrapped up my first week (of 12) of CIM training this week.  It didn’t go exactly as written, but I ended up with 35 miles of running, which is right where I need to be.

Monday – REST

Tuesday – 8 miles total (1 mile to the gym, 6 miles on the treadmill, 1 mile home…by 6 AM!)

Wednesday – 5.3 with Mike early in the morning

Thursday – 1600 meter swim

Friday – 5.7 miles after work

Saturday – 5 mile run with Mike and Ellie

Sunday – a VERY hot and VERY hilly 11 mile run on the trails with my dad (was supposed to be 13 but it just didn’t happen).



6 Responses to “CIM Week1 and an important celebration”

  1. 1 jen September 18, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    i love that you had such a low-key celebration in the park. happy birthday to sweet ellie and that chocolate cake is so pretty!

  2. 2 Kate September 18, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    We’re doing a park party too! Seriously, I’m such a copy cat when it comes to kids. You get get pregnant, I get pregnant. You have a park party, I have a park party. Obviously the only thing I messed up was having a boy instead of a girl.

  3. 3 Cathryn @ My Heart's Content September 18, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Belatedly happy birthday Ellie, and that cake looks spectacular!! I loved the newborn/now photos in the last post too…it’s amazing how much babies change in that one year. You made me so broody 🙂

  4. 4 Page September 19, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    A) Ellie is as adorable as ever – happy birthday!! And B) that cake is gorgeous! You are amazingly talented in the baking department!

  5. 5 Renee September 21, 2012 at 12:48 am

    Ellie is the sweetest baby ever. Also: I could eat that entire cake myself! 🙂

  6. 6 Wizzy September 22, 2012 at 8:24 am

    Awww she’s beautiful. My kids also weren’t very enthusiastic about cake or frosting on the first try. Of course that has since changed

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