Tuesday, December 31, 2013


Can you feel the excitement in the air???  Not only is tomorrow the first day of JENuary........it's the biggest JENuary ever!  I will be celebrating my 40th birthday next month!!!  And no....the JENuary thing is not a typo.  Long ago I decided to rename the month JENuary in my honor.  As you've probably already guessed, I'm not one of those people who says that my birthday is no big deal.  I plan on celebrating ALL MONTH LONG! 

As of right now, I have a 3 part celebration plan....

Part One:  I was inspired by the Mission Statement of Saucony (a running clothes company):

At Saucony, a good day is when we get to run.
A great day is when we inspire someone else to run.

So here's the plan.......I'm going to run 140 miles in the month of January for my 40th on 1/14/14 aaaaand.....I want you to join me!  I want it to be kind of like a quilt along......but we'll be running or walking instead!  But don't panic.....you can drop the 1 and just run or walk 40 miles next month.  Or 14 miles.  Or 4 miles.  I'm so, so, soooo excited that I already have a small group of awesome peeps on Facebook and Instagram that have said they're giving it a go!   I really hope you'll join me for my Run or Walk Along.  I'll be doing weekly updates about my progress....and I hope you'll be posting comments about your progress too!

Part Two:  A week long Staycation.  Yeah.....I know.....I just took one.....but it's my 40th birthday so this is no time to be practical or responsible.  Some people want a huge party for their birthday.  Or a long, extravagant vacation.  I just want to be at home with my pets and Col Sew Fab and hang out in my jammies while watching Netflix and working on all sorts of crafty projects!  I'm sooooo cool!

Part Three:  A weekend trip to Napa sometime next month.  Because I love wine.  And food.  And wine.  Did I already mention that I love wine???

Well, Happy New Year.....but don't stay up too late....because we're going running tomorrow!  Col Sew Fab and I have an exciting evening of sipping champagne, eating a nice dinner of tenderloin, bearnaise, creamed spinach and button mushrooms with warm, homemade chocolate chip cookies for dessert, watching t.v. and pretending that we're on the east coast so we can go to bed at 9:00!  Like I said before.....I'm soooo cool!



Loves to Quilt said...

Have fun!

Michele T said...

Happy Birthday Jen!!! I will be celebrating my 50th!!! After reading your energetic post I have decided that I will try to walk each day in January!!! It may be tough to start because it is -40 Celsius!!! That is pretty darn cold!!! Wishing you the best in 2014!!

Missy Shay said...

I just turned 40 a few months ago also! I'll start walking tomorrow, I'm not sure how to tell the distance, maybe I'll have my husband drive it and tell me how far it is! LOL

Gwen W said...

JENuary is off to a good start - 7.5 miles at a local park this morning!

speckles512 said...

I just read your blog......I've been a little out of touch with a new Grandbsby last week then she had to go back to the hospital this week but all is good now. I'm going to take your challenge in that I will try to put in a minimum of a mike a day starting tomorrow....well today since it's after midnight now and snowing!

I'm also doing a Grandbsby stay cation so hopefully I can sew and help with baby and do some cleaning that I want to do!,

Speckles512 said...

Good grief too and I cannot see what I'm actually saying!

Speckles512 said...

Good grief too and I cannot see what I'm actually saying!