Beer, Sweat and Running

Hello blogging besties.  Contrary to popular belief I couldn’t exactly go too crazy for 21st since I have a big race on Saturday.  Saturday night though-don’t expect too much internet action.  Anywho my birthday was so much fun.  But my life is always fun so I can’t pretend like it was a real big deal.

I also want to say which I’ve said about 100 times but you know…drinking isn’t really my jive.  I wasn’t dying for this birthday and it wasn’t like this birthday was going to be the greatest thing that has happened to me since the invention of waffles because honestly it’s not.  The last time I even drank was in April (I think).

Okay yes I can drink legally but if I wanted a beer I could have found other ways.  I have my own personal reasons and don’t judge others if they enjoy drinking every other day but it’s just not for me. I love going to clubs and dancing and don’t really need drinks in me to do that because I’m already a bit crazy. 

Luckily for me-there are a bunch of races on Tuesday nights with free beer at the end called the Summer Series.  They are in a really pretty park called Botanical Gardens and always a ton of fun.  Luckily for me the relay race happened to be on my birthday yesterday.

After 7 hours of doing nothing at my pool.  It wasn’t crowded.  I am already too tan so no need to tan.  I basically tried to waste as much time as possible…it was time for some lovely Botanical Gardens running.  Minus it was the hottest day of the year…but what can you do.

Here are lots of photos because we all know I am a photo whore and I really just like captioning pictures because it’s easier that way. 

It all starts here. The dad told me I was being creeps and he would take my photo. Who doesn't like myspace shots though?
he asked if I wanted horizontal or vertical shot...I said surprise me and I got diagonal. This is total facebook profile. If only my cat was in the shot it would have been a triple threat. Me, Lorraine and my cat.
If I ever had a signature pose it would be foot out peace sign up and winking.
I'm really not joking about that one.
We actually took my car to the race and my parents made me ride in the back. I have never ridden in the backseat of Lorraine and I don't like it.
Oh yes we were productive at work today nailpainting in glamour girl silver
I am a woman and I like running. The mail came right as we were leaving and it was not my textbooks...
prerace prepping with the teammates
One of my good buddies Mike and I waiting for our relay to start.
Afterwords we were going to take a picture but he said he couldn't be seen with me in public...I hate him but not really he is taking me to the clubs this weekend so I have to play nice.

So anywho-I started with this one beer.
My relay bestie decided it would be acceptable to bring me another.
So then I just didn't know what to do. Clearly my confused look.

All in all it was an awesome birthday and beer and running are total wins in my life.  Now for making some beercake pancakes.  That is my new goal of the weekend.

Question for you:
What was your favorite birthday?

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  1. Favorite B’day – all the one’s between the ages of 6-12…there something magical about birthdays back then!
    Love your running outfit 🙂

  2. Happy birthday!!! And beercakes? LMAO, please do this! My favorite birthday was my 22nd. I went with my boyfriend’s family to Costa Rica for Christmas and spent my birthday on a hot beach with tropical drinks. That was pretty sweet!

  3. Happy birthdayyyy!! haha you’re too cute!
    My birthday’s are usually just like any other day, but with presents…can’t really pick one that stands out in particular!

  4. Happy Birthday to the girl with the COOLEST name EVER 😉
    Sounds like my ideal birthday too!! I’m not a huge drinker, actually not even a moderate drinker, but I do enjoy a nice glass of wine every now & then. Helps keep me sane 😀

  5. Happy Birthday! Low key is definitely the way to go…I am that into drinking either. Yesterday was actually my boyfriend’s brother’s 21st birthday too, so I did go out last night and have a drink to celebrate!

  6. Beer + running sounds good to me! They have a beer run around here in a few weeks, I keep meaning to sign up and I need to just do it!

  7. Ummm… LOVE THIS! lol

    My favorite birthday.. um… last year when my dad out of no where showed up in montreal with tickets to a HABS LEAFS GAME. Epic

  8. Woot woot Happy 21st! Your poses and expressions are the best. and I think you definitely should have had beercakes!

    My most memorable birthday.. I guess the time my friends kidnapped me. they had a surprise birthday party for me and 4 people came. It was fun anyway.

  9. Happy birthdayyyyy! 😀 I’m totally like you drinking-wise…I’m the one going crazy with zero drinks. True story, I was once advised that “i needed to go easy on the alcohol” for the rest of the night at a bowling alley, and I hadn’t had anything to drink besides Sprite 0.

    Your dad should legit consider a second career in photography!

  10. Haha definitely make yourself some beercakes!
    happy 21st! Glad you had such a great time 😀

  11. Happy happy happy happy birthday! You are now 3 years older than me. Does that make you feel old?
    Love those photos. (: You are a model, my friend.

    Dude. I’m getting that Kara book today… signed by her. Holla.

  12. Nice Hollie haha you make me laugh.. your life totally is fun and I need to be in it so we can be running besties forever and ever. Happy birthday.. you. are. so tan.!!!!

  13. Happy (a bit belated) 21st Hollie!! Good for you, I probably drink way too much but that’s what happens when ya get old and your full time job sucks the big one! (Just kidddding, sort of ;)) SO nice you could combine running and a couple beers!! 🙂

  14. Happy Birthday! Love all the race photos and how you named your car, haha. I loved my 21st birthday because it was my 21st and I celebrated with my friends, but my fave was when I turned 24 because Clay and I were on vacation on our first cruise :).


  15. Woooo running and FREE BEER! Sounds like my kind of party! p.s. I would totally get in on that you, car, cat picture. FYI.

  16. 21 and 22 were good for me! Maybe I missed it, but you ran a relay and how far was it? I have to go to bed, now but we’ll talk soon Hollie!

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