Wednesday, April 4, 2012

My Birthday

Happy Birthday to me.

Happy birthday to me!  I turned 24 years old yesterday.  In a nutshell, I celebrated it by dining at a fancy restaurant, Baume, squatting, drinking a lot of wine and tequila, eating tons of sweets, more drinking, doing more squats and HSPU's hungover, my birthday WOD, and getting caked.  Good times, for sure.

Baume: On Saturday, we celebrated my birthday at Baume in Palo Alto.  Like Manresa, Baume is a two Michelin star restaurant.  Molecular gastronomy is fun and I'm a big foodie.  In my opinion, it was not as good as Manresa, but still really good.  I'm really glad I got to try it.  We got the twelve course tasting menu, which by the way is not filling at all.  My favorites include: the 62 degree egg (best egg I've ever had and I think the chef's signature dish), the grass-fed beef filet (kind of tasted like a sous vide steak.. I could have eaten at least 5 more of these petite babies), and the chocolate dessert (nice play on all different kinds of chocolate).  This is what we ate, in pictures:

2. Our twelve course menu.

3. Enjoying dinner.

4. Yes, that's a barbell.

Birthday WOD: 24 muscle ups for time.  I did this workout with my trainers: Alex, Cheryl, Jason, Pat, Jody, along with other CrossFit badasses like Neal Maddox, Miranda Oldroyd, and Michelle and Jackie.  Had I known doing the workout with them would entail doing the entire training session with them, I would not have done the class in the morning!  This is what we did:
  • Snatch: 1-1-1-1-1
  • Overhead Squat: 3-3-3-3-3
  • 10 rounds for time: 3 Power Clean 185#/135#, 15 Double Unders
  • 24 Muscle Ups for time

5. Muscle Up action.  Jason looks so happy, haha.

6. My mu face.

I had a great birthday!  A big thank you to everyone for the birthday wishes, gifts, and for making me feel extra special <3.  On top of that, I found out I made the NorCal CrossFit team for Regionals!  So excited!

And last but not least: bacon chocolate roses!!!  These were too good not to share...  

3. Deliciousness!


  1. Very Nice Birthday party! Many Happy Birthday wishes to you, have a nice day ..

  2. Your Menu and Dressing is superb, I hope you enjoyed a lot on your Birthday, Very Happy Late Birthday wishes to you

  3. Lovely Photos and Beautiful Birthday celebration, Happy Birthday to Jes have a nice day

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  7. special birthday wishes for celebrating the special day...

  8. birthday celebrations and birthday wishes are always special

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  10. Nice Birthday celebration,many Birthday wishes to U ,I hope to all dreams come true

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  12. A Person can merely enjoy two occasions relating to him/her personally.
    One, is Birthday - a day in a year.
    Another, is Marriage Day - A Day in a Lifetime.
    Both are most precious ones, which stay memorable for a long time.

    I wish you a very very Happy Birthday to you and Birthday Wishes fill the life with joy and blessings.

  13. Have an amazing birthday. It only comes one look at here
    day a year so do something to make it memorable! HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!

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