In the lead up to my birthday I went on a bit of splurge on kit, with some new running tights, a long sleeved base layer and some warm socks at ten pound a pop!
But my Birthday has brought me more fitness related gear, as everyone has been incredibly generous. I am now the proud owner of a Garmin Forerunner 205 which I have already spent many happy hours playing with, and have used this succesfully for both running and cycling.
I have also bought some new running shoes, with Lauren questioning their purchase "Didn't you get running shoes for Christmas? " to which I answered " Yeah I got some from my parents but they only have another 350 miles left in them, and anyway you can never have enough pairs of running shoes"
Lauren got me a lovely Team Sky Cycle Jersey so I will look the part on LEJOG, and I have also bought myself a Livestrong Cycle Jersey. Lauren also got me a holder for my keys, Ipod and Gels which should come in very handy. Luke got me the much debated book "Bounce" which discusses what makes a Champion and I'm really looking forward to reading that. I don't think I'll have much time for telly as I then decided to buy 5 books with the last of my Bday money. They were almost exclusively sports related:
1) The guy that cycled round the world
2) Andre Agassi Autobiography
3) Mark Cavendish Autobiography
4) The Ultramarathon Man
5) The guy that bets on everything (The least sporty book of the five)
I am still waiting on Joe's mystery present which I'll be getting next week, very intrigued by that! I don't think I missed anyone out, if I did I'm sorry. So all in all an outstanding Bday. I think I should rename my Birthday "Sportsday" from now on.