How are you guys doing today? Things have been a little hectic this morning, but in a good way! I’m currently blogging from the Jacksonville airport as I wait to board my flight to Boston for the Runner’s World Heartbreak Hill race weekend. I will be staying in a dorm room on the Boston College campus with some of my blogging buddies and I’m ready to get the fun started!
I drove to Jacksonville yesterday to spend the evening at my parents’ place so we could celebrate my dad’s birthday together!
Happy 61st birthday to my fabulous father!
I can’t believe it’s been a whole year since we put together his 60th birthday surprise. If you’re looking for a gift for a milestone birthday, definitely check out this post: 60 Reasons Why You’re Loved. My dad loved that gift and I’ve heard from a handful of blog readers who have created something similar for their parents or significant others who were also very moved. Plus, it’s a lot of fun to put together!
To celebrate my dad’s birthday, we went for a long walk on the beach before enjoying a delicious dinner that included fresh grouper my dad got on a recent dive trip.
Plus cupcakes, ice cream and presents!
During dinner, we sipped on a bottle of cabernet.
I liked it a lot!
This morning I set my alarm for 5:45 a.m. so I could get a quick workout in before a day of travel. I always feel better if I can work out before traveling since I know I’ll be sitting all day. Even though today’s sweat session was rather short, it was worth it!
And waking up early enough to catch the sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean is a pretty fabulous way to start the day.
Moving right along to today’s edition of the 10 Day You Challenge…
We’ve made it to “Three Films,” so today I thought I’d share three movies that will be released this this summer that I can’t wait to see. (Well, one is coming out in September, but it’s before the first day of fall, so that counts!)
- Jersey Boys (June 20)
I am so psyched for this movie! My mom, sister and I saw the musical earlier this year and ever since then, I’ve been anxiously awaiting the movie version of the Broadway hit! I think the previews look pretty good, but even if the movie isn’t fantastic, I know it will be filled with lots of great music!
- The Fault in Our Stars (June 6)
I reviewed this book on the blog last year and adored the writing. I loved that the book wasn’t glossy, cliché and full of fluff. It was raw and emotional and I hope the movie can capture the book in a way that feels authentic and moving.
- The Maze Runner (September 19)
I know Ryan and I will be hitting up this movie together! We read the book together when we were on a dystopian novel spree and thought it was great. Action packed and intense! I hope the movie does it justice!
Questions of the Morning
- What movie(s) are you excited to see this year?
- What was the last great movie you saw in the theatre?