Birthday Weekend! Part 2 – The SKYDIVING PICTURES!!!!


The question I’ve been asked most this week about skydiving was “Were you scared?” Which i’ve realized is the equivalent of asking, “did that tattoo hurt?” … it’s like… Of course!! It’s not my day job to jump out of a plane and of course tattoos hurt!

I wasn’t afraid of the actual jump, i was afraid because i didn’t know what to expect. New things are scary. And putting all your trust and life in the dude attached to your back is totally nuts! But I actually loved it!  And I love the small, unpressurized, plane ride up. I thought the experience was so unlike a commercial airplane and If you never skydive–definitely take a ride in one of these.


The scariest part was definitely dangling my legs out of the plane before we fell out.



The first second or two I had the fluttery, free falling, i might die–type feeling, but as soon as we leveled out, I started enjoying the view! There’s nothing like seeing the mountains and farmland and horizon from that height. And i swear if you were ever a kid that wanted to fly, you have to try this!


I also laughed a lot up there..


Then the chute came out and I was allowed to steer and do a few 360s then enjoy the float on down.



For the landing they had you ball up and hold your knees to your chest and use your heels to slow down as we slide into the grass (he did the majority of the work). The experience is general was so amazing! I felt safe & secure the entire time and I would skydive again. I love the rush, I love the free fall and I love seeing the earth from a different perspective.

After I got back home I showered and napped. The adrenaline & excitement all day took it out of me. I celebrated my birthday (and survival) up the street with some margaritas!


This is gonna be a hard birthday to top. 🙂

Weekly Recap!

Monday: Rest

Tuesday: 7m threshold (2m warm up, 4 x 1m @ 10k pace- 7:20, 7:13, 7:13, 7:08- 1m cool down)

Wednesday: 5 Rounds 500m row, 8 toes to bar, 10 single leg bosu burpees w/pushups, 20 walking lunges + 2 walking miles w/LE

Thursday: Rest

Friday: 5.5m hill sprints + 1m walk cool down w/LE

Saturday: 3.8m easy 8:42/pace

Sunday: 10m long run + fast finish (8:35/pace for first 7 miles, last 3 miles 8:12, 7:50, 7:30)

Total Miles: 26.3 + 3m walking 

How did everyone’s weekend long run go?

Most memorable birthday?

Author: She's Going the Distance


12 thoughts on “Birthday Weekend! Part 2 – The SKYDIVING PICTURES!!!!

  1. Awesome birthday! Loved the pics you shared!

  2. Hey Dude!! Great blog!! Its good to see that your passion is running! Keep up the great work!!

  3. I went skydiving when I was 20 and studying abroad- an experience i will never forget but i don’t remember being scared, I think I felt pretty much invincible during my college years. Now I think I am older and wiser and much more anxious about everything. I ran a marathon on my 30th bday, that was a fun way to celebrate too! Glad you had a great birthday!

  4. I’ve gone skydiving twice – I LOVE it! Great pictures!

  5. Awesome photos and recap! Glad you had such a great birthday celebration 🙂

  6. Love the pictures, Cori! Definitely will be hard to beat that! Maybe i’ll have to cross that off my bucket list on my 30th birthday. I don’t think I can wait 4 years for that though. lol.

  7. Happy belated birthday! It looks like you had so much fun!!!! I don’t think that I’d ever want to skydive but your recap and pics make it look less scary than I imagined. Plus those views… perfect!!

    And welcome to the 30s. Last November for my 30th I ran a 5K in the rain and unexpectedly got a new PR! Pretty good bday present. 🙂

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