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35 For 35

7 Apr

Today is my 35th Birthday! How did that happen? It was like yesterday I was 33 and the day before that I was 30 and the day before that I was 25…you get the point! I have been trying to figure out something to do for my birthday and I came up with nothing! Jesica from rUNladylike’s 32nd birthday was on April Fool’s Day and she did a post on 32 things for a 32 year old.

I thought I would sit down and write a bucket list because I have never done that before. I wanted to do a list of all different sorts of things. Not anyone subject. I started writing items down and thought I would never get to 35 things but sure enough I did!!

For my 35th birthday, I give you 35 things I want to do, races I want to race, and places I want to travel! No specific order but some of these things will be done this year!!

1. Get a new career
2. Go to pastry school
3. Buy a tri bike
4. Come up with a great idea and pitch it in the Shark Tank
5. Lake Placid Ironman
6. Move to Europe
7. Be a wife
8. Write a book
9. New York Marathon
10. Be a contestant on Price Is Right
11. 6 month trip to South America
12. 4 hour marathon
13. Spectate World Championship Ironman (Kona)
14. See The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon
15. Do a 6-leg ultra relay
16. 5 more stamps in my passport before it expires (June 2017)
17. Camping in Montana
18. Take a letterpress class
19. Get my sister-in-law to name their first born Cooper(her maiden name)
20. White water raft through the Grand Canyon
21. Space Coast Marathon
22. Learn to surf in Costa Rica
23. Master a Wicked Good Cupcake
24. Learn to “can”–for salsa and pasta sauce
25. Be in Sydney Australia for New Years Eve
26. Learn to stand up paddle board
27. Bike around New Zealand
28. Participate in Maupin bike fest
29. Sub 2 hour 1/2 marathon
30. Go to summer Olympics
31. Get Dan to wear a pink shirt
32. Kayak with orcas in the San Juan Islands
33. Build and maintain a garden
34. Go to Albuquerque Balloon Festival
35. Take a road trip and hit up Yellowstone, Zion, and Yosemite

There you have it. 35 fun things to do and see!!

I leave you with the picture of the cake Dan made me. World’s Best Cake.
It was delicious! Yellow cake, whipped cream, meringue, and almonds!!

What is on your bucket list??!!

Birthday Treats

11 Apr

I know you wanted to hear all about my work outs this week but I thought I would talk about all the shit treats I have been eating all week!

In light of my birthday week…I have had my share of sweets to say the least. It has pretty much spiraled out of control. Read at your discretion!!

Here is the cake that PS made me: “The Everything that Leslie Likes Cake”
The progression of the cake. Believe it or not I have not eaten all of this. My plan is to put the rest of it in the freezer!! I have other treats in the fridge I need to get too.

It is basically a brownie with a shit-ton of dark/white/milk peanut butter cups with a chocolate and cupcake frosting drizzle with a “dusting” of Mr. Goodbar. CAN.YOU.SAY.SUGAR.COMA???

Here are all the treats I have had or will have by the end of the week:

I am pretty much convinced that everyone wants to fatten me up!

Clockwise(from the top left): Caramel Pretzels Blondies (I made for a going away/birthday dinner); Coconut Vanilla Cupcake; Red Velvet Cupcake; Samoa Cupcake; Brownies(from my boss-She wanted to write my name in mint chocolate chips…it did not really work out so it ended up being LES but looked like LE6…we also like the outside edges if you did not know!)

My non-cake treat was from Salt & Straw! Hello Almond Brittle with Salted Ganache:

This was my actual birthday night. We had just gotten home from San Francisco. We went directly to Salt & Straw for one last Hurrah! If you noticed…I am pointing to the “wings” the flight attendant gave me for my birthday. She also had the ENTIRE plane sing me Happy Birthday. Holy embarrassing. I guess that is what I get for wearing my cupcake headband!!

Here is my favorite gift of all:

It is a magnet. I am so pumped to put it on the fridge. Greg will like it too because he rides to work as well!

What TREAT do you like to have on your birthday?