Birthday Weekend

My birthday weekend was awesome!

The Runners World Event was so cool! Bart Yasso, Amby Burfoot, Dean Karnazes, Mary Wittenberg and many more famous runners were there! I was in heaven! Oh, and the food was amazing. One word – SUSHI.

Then it was Saturday. Blogger meet-up at 16 Handles! It was so much fun and Janae was super cute and nice! I think I convinced her to run the Red Rock half with me 🙂

After spending hours talking about running, life and food it was time for my birthday dinner with Ryan. We went to Motorino for pizza. It’s my all time favorite! So good. We ordered the spicy pepperoni pizza and the special for the night, pizza with prosciutto. Both were amazing.

Even though we were super full, we (just me) had to get ice cream. We went to Big Gay Ice Cream Shop. They make the best, most unique cones ever. Vanilla ice cream with dulce de leche, dipped in chocolate with bits of pretzel. Yes please.

Oh, and then this happened. When we got back to Ryan’s apartment all my friends were there! Ryan had thrown me a surprise birthday party!!! It was so fun and I had no idea!

And the Best Boyfriend Award goes to…

And then it was Sunday, Marathon day and my birthday! We woke up and headed to First Avenue. Around mile 17. It was so much fun to be in the crowd cheering. There was even a TV set up to watch the finish line!

I tried looking for HungryRunnerGirl and SkinnyRunner but never saw them running…

I cannot wait to run New York next year!

But I did get to celebrate with them on their awesome accomplishment at Crumbs after the race!!! Both are so nice and funny!

And then. This morning. I came into work and saw this:

Meb signed a copy of our magazine for me!!!!!!! I never got to meet him but now I have a signed copy from him!!!! That was the best way to end my birthday weekend. Hands down.


Filed under 16 Handles, BF, Cupcakes, Date Night, Food, Friends, Frozen Yogurt, Funny, Happy, Happy Birthday!, ice cream, Life, New York City Marathon, Red Rock Half-Marathon, Runner's World Magazine, Weekend, world class runners

16 responses to “Birthday Weekend

  1. Heather O'Fee

    Wahoo!! Such a fun weekend! I am hoping to run a qualifying race to secure me a spot next year..and then maybe we can run together!

  2. Sarah

    my favorite picture of this ENTIRE post is ryan standing in front of the Bailey picture…SO funny 🙂 glad you had a great weekend Catie!

  3. Crissy

    Oh my goodness, I got to meet you on Saturday and I didn’t wish you a happy birthday. My bad! It sounds like you had a blast. It was so much fun meeting you (I was the one from NJ that did the Long Branch half the year before.) You are so sweet and I wish you all the best.

    • Crissy!!! Thank you!
      You were awesome!! I loved talking with you!!! I hope we can all do a blogger meet-up again soon! Let’s not wait until next year’s NYC marathon!

  4. Hey girl, just wanted to let ya know it was nice to meet you. Maybe next time in NYC, you can show me what real New Yorkers like to do!

  5. Cathy Goddard

    Looks/Sounds like a perfect birthday weekend!! I love the surprise birthday party!! That is so cool!! Way to go, Ryan!! Have a great birthday week!!

  6. YOU GOT YOUR MAGAZINE SIGNED…you have all the hook-ups. Your dress is incredible and that picture of you on the street…you are a model. I loved spending so much time with you and can’t wait for march. Can you take me to that pizza place and ice cream place when I come next time for the marathon we are running together? LOVE YOU!

  7. What a great birthday weekend! The surprise party would have done it for me-that’s so sweet!

  8. Pingback: Day #2: Invading NYC one slice at a time.

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