Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Happy February 23! This day holds a very special place in my heart because…dun dun dun…it’s MY BIRTHDAY!!!

Thus, on this most glorious of days, I ask you to join me in celebration of all things…myself (if there’s ever a day when it's ok to be self-centered it’s today, right?).

That means that I ask you to:

Eat some cake (I haven’t yet, but it’s only a matter of time).

Run outside (yep – check – my morning run was a bit of a struggle, but as always, I’m glad I did it).

Read a book. Or at least start one. I’m almost done with mine!

And finally, I have one big birthday favor to ask of all of you. Just think of this as your gift to me – I provide you with daily amusement, decadent pictures, and witty prose all out of the goodness of my heart – and all I ask in exchange is this one birthday gift:

Tell people about EatRunRead! In honor of my birthday, post a link to my blog as your facebook status, tweet about me, email your friends, poke your head over the edge of your cubicle and tell your coworkers, send an office email to those people you like (not that I advocate neglecting your work duties!), and if you have a blog - link to me!

So just go ahead and do that now. I’ll wait.

Ok - I am now forever in your debt.

And now, all you new readers, please take a moment to familiarize yourself with EatRunRead. Awesome, right?


Best Cake:

Pumpkin Cake with Butterscotch Filling

Best Cupcakes:

Cranberry Maple Walnut Cupcakes

Best Running Posts:

The People You Run Into

A Weekend 5k Saga

We Are Running People (This was my FIRST post EVER)

Bad, Bad, Bad

Best Weekend Report:

Some Long Runs Are Longer Than Others

Happy Halloween, Spandex NOT Optional

Best Literary Bite:

Born to Run

Baking Cakes in Kigali

Suite Francaise

Peace Like A River

Best Ode:

Ode To Art Museums

Best Rant:

Sidewalk Rage

Hope you like! Now get out there and do something awesome because IT’S MY BIRTHDAY!!!


  1. Happy, happy birthday.
    This is funny, I think I am being tested. Today is my fast day and this is the second blog that tempts me to just forget it and gorge. :) I will be strong! I will fight the temptation....... I hope.
    Again, happy birthday, good running and may your b-day cake be the best you have ever had.

  2. Happy birthday!!! I always stand ready to eat cake in honor of....anything! Have a great day.

  3. Hey Mollie!
    Thanks for checking out my blog...I just had a bday too on Feb 15th..that is so funny we have many things in common..baking, cakes, eating and RUNNING! I'm actually heading to New Orleans this weekend to run the Rock N' Roll Mardi Gras Marathon. Happy Running & Baking!

  4. the cake looks yummy and happy birthday! Thanks for stopping by my site and leaving a comment :)

  5. Happy BD to you - and YES spend it doing the thinks you love like running, reading and eating cake. It's all about you today! Well, you and Dakota Fanning and Kristin Davis. No I didn't know those off the top of my head, had to look them up.

  6. Happy Birthday! I'm happy to eat cake, read and run!

  7. Happy Birthday, Mollie! And the day you've planned out for us sounds fantastic. :) I traded my run for a spin class today though, just to be clear.

    Have a wonderful day!

  8. Happy Birthday! I hope it was a wonderful one! (And I hope you got to enjoy some cake!) :)

  9. Happy birthday! You're so sweet to link my strawberry cake! I'd send you one for your b-day but I'm betting it doesn't mail well. ;)