In a few weeks, on October 8, I turn 27. Eek… it really seems like just yesterday I was 17 and graduating high school and heading off to college. One more year closer to 30, still looking about 13.
Obviously, my birthday was not this weekend, but it sure felt like it. We went out to Mellow Mushroom last night with a huge group and the dudes got pumpkin beer and I had a really awesome spinach salad and some Kosmic Karma pizza. With so many people at the table, we didn’t all get to socialize, but Nadine, Liz, and I are going out for a girl’s night next week downtown, should be fun. I’m thankful for the friends I’ve made here.
With the first day of Fall on Saturday, I rang in the season change like I ring in every Saturday morning… running! I ended up running 13.16 miles from Mt. Pleasant over the bridge, in downtown Charleston, and back to Patriot’s Point. I stayed behind Rachel and Scott from run club for the first half, but I ran back alone because my usual pacing partner Gary wasn’t there today. I had music and beautiful scenery on the Battery, so it was all good. Gotta love exploring your city on foot!
I also saw the Carnival Fantasy cruise ship when running over the bridge. Clay and I sailed on the Fantasy back in 2010 when it first arrived in Charleston.
On the way over, it made me excited for my upcoming cruise in November, but on the way back, it just made me crave pancakes. Hey, seeing a cruise ship 10 miles into your run does that.
The run was a personal distance record for me and for a lot of the others in the run club; it makes me much more confident about my half marathon in a few weeks now that I’ve already run the distance in training. Now, it’s just about getting fast. After my run, I hit Trader Joe’s for some fruits and veggies (I’m on a kale kick lately, if you’ve never had kale you should try it!), then came home and took a really amazing shower.
When Clay woke up, he gave me my birthday present. I guess he went ahead and bought it when he got paid and wanted me to go ahead and have it, so he snuck off to Walmart last night and bought wrapping paper and wrapped it while I slept (I have an old lady bedtime). So… the present was waiting for me when I woke up.
Yep, I got a new laptop! Of course I am blogging from it this morning, too.
So, I spent the entire afternoon transferring files from my old laptop, kicking my feet up, and watching football. The Gamecocks won today, so that was another awesome little present- they won 31-10 against Mizzou; I really thought the score would be closer than it was, but I’m glad we did so well. Next weekend is Kentucky but then we have some stiff competition coming up with Georgia and LSU- they are no joke.
Clay went out for sushi with a friend after the game, so I hit up Kohl’s and bought him some new workout clothes- love their crazy cheap clearance racks- and decided to officially ring in Fall…
Today… Sunday… it’s beautiful out. There’s a nice cool breeze that reminds me of Fall. I slept in, drank my coffee and ate biscotti, and checked out the football scores (Clemson lost ). Besides that, I’ll head to yoga today and probably lounge around the house a lot, that’s what weekends are for!
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