AAarrrgh! The swashbuckling Lj crew ran o’er the plank and through the galleys at the Captain Jack Treasure run to celebrate my birthday on Sunday. Afterwards we went to brunch, but I tell you what: that run was a crazy fun party for me! Like, that was probably my favorite birthday I can remember in ages. Each of my kids took FIRST PLACE for their age category! I about burst my buttons with pride! My friend, Jessica, couldn’t run the race but paid the bib, so Bradley ran in her stead. He always runs with Jude, but he ran with me, this time. Both of the kids took off like rockets and, when I told him he could run ahead to find the boy, but he said that he wanted to run with the birthday girl. Guuush… I about melted with adoration and puppy love for that man. Sheesh. We finished the race in an hour, which was fine with me for an 8k/5 mile run, and held hands as we crossed the finish line. How romantic. ❤️ Seriously. I had the best time and was on cloud nine for the rest of the day. Nothing could top it and I decided that I’d like to run a race for my birthday every year. We may be seeing the captain again, next year!