Hey everyone and guess what day it is? Hump day!
In honor of hump day, I made this cute comic on Bitstrips, one of my favorite Facebook apps. The hill at the Park West track in Mt. Pleasant is the closest thing to a mountain in Mt. Pleasant.
When I coached cross country for the Mt. Pleasant Track Club, we played a game called “King of the Hill” where the kids raced up the hill in groups and were eliminated in rounds. At the end, we had a girl and boy who were the fastest at getting to the top of the hill- it was a fun way to incorporate hills into our workouts.
I didn’t intend to run 10 miles yesterday; it just kinda happened. Run Club was a lot slower because I ran with some girls training for their first half marathons and marathon, so it was more like an extended cool down. A 3 mile cool down, haha.
Speaking of marathons, I hope the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington DC takes place this weekend. According to USA Today, it may be cancelled due to the government shutdown. Most of my training partners are registered and worried sick about non-refundable flights and hotels or finding “backup” races. It sucks that they have to worry about this instead of resting, packing, and planning for a good race day.
The marathon I ran, the Darlington Marathon, was an inaugural race and it had its share of issues, but at least I never worried about it not occurring! If it is cancelled, there’s a grassroots movement of registered runners to run 26.2 miles around Washington, D.C. anyway, but I hope it’s on and official for my friends’ sake. Especially those who are first-timers.
In non-running news, Clay and I went out for my birthday last weekend. My birthday was last Tuesday, but I’m not one of those bloggers who constantly celebrates- it’s just another day. I turned 28, so it’s not an exciting birthday anyway. No new privileges or age groups with 28.
We went downtown to The Green Door to celebrate. We’ve been there before, and we don’t repeat restaurants often, so it definitely gets our seal of approval. I had a delicious chickpea burger with tots and he had the Buddha Bowl of noodles.
The Green Door isn’t the healthiest place to eat, but they have some truly unique offerings, such as deep fried pork belly, thai chili pimento cheese, beef tongue and cheek, and mason jar salads. Unfortunately, the restaurant is closing at the end of the month since the tavern beside the restaurant is kicking the owner, Cory, out, but hopefully he’ll find a new location around Charleston.
The Green Door is super popular in Charleston, and his following will follow him anywhere- the proof is in the Yelp reviews. We really hope he’ll relocate, but if you’re in Charleston, you better hit The Green Door in the next two weeks!
Well, that’s all for now. I need to get back to writing and working, and Clay and I are headed out for a Yelp Elite event tonight, so I need to get ready and dressed in real-girl clothes. Have a good one!