Hey everyone! Here’s the rest of my 2013 in review, this time, everything fun from July to December.
I ran the Pointless 12-Hour Ultra marathon in Hampton Park. I ran 20 miles. It wasn’t a true ultra, as that would be over 26.2 miles, but you could come and run as much or as little as you wanted. The entry fee was a donation that went toward the Mt. Pleasant Track Club in honor of Peyton Moore. It was a fun way to spend July 4.
Clay and I enjoyed our first summer in our home by growing tomatoes and hosting a big July 4 party for our friends. Our friends are our family members who we choose!
Since I’m house poor and couldn’t have a real vacation, Nadine and I did a stay-cation and went to the Wannamaker Park water park in North Charleston and out to lunch and ice cream. It was pretty fun.
Nadine also found out she’s expecting- baby Alice is due in February.
I won tickets to the Under the Sun tour from a newspaper giveaway. Smash Mouth was the headlining band and it was really fun. Clay and I had a great time (too bad we had to leave early, I had to run 18 miles the next day).
I also won tickets to the Everclear and Hootie and the Blowfish concert. Clay didn’t want to go, so I took Nadine and we had a lot of fun.
My friend Elaine got married to Juan and Clay and I attended the wedding, where he took a picture of cleaned up runners!
I went out to Fat Hen with my ladies social group for Charleston Restaurant Week. We had a pretty amazing time (although I’m not a big fan of Fat Hen).
My friend Virginia had her baby, Stella. Stella won some age group awards in races before being born. Virginia and I now have a tradition of going to lunch at Roly Poly and taking Stella since she “rolled on out” the day after we first tried Roly Poly.
I ran the Darlington Marathon and finished in 4:15. Immediately after crossing the finish line, I decided marathon running wasn’t for me. A few hours later, I got really sick, which solidified that initial decision.
I wasn’t a marathon fan, but at least I can say I did it- I put the 26.2 sticker on my car soon after!
I turned 28 and Clay and I celebrated by going to The Green Door. It was our favorite Charleston restaurant until it shut down. It will be reopening in 2014, fortunately!
I ran the Charleston Pajama Run 5K in honor of my aunt who passed away from Ovarian Cancer (the race’s proceeds go toward researching treatments for that) and ran it in under 22 minutes. It was a short course, but I’ll take it. 3 mile PR- and I won my age group!
I ran the James Island Connector Run with a ton of friends. I was a race ambassador and my friend Kindal and I tied for the most people registering with our special discount code.
I threw a baby shower for Nadine- it was my first time hosting a baby shower so I was super nervous, but everything turned out great.
We celebrated Thanksgiving with Clay’s parents and our friends coming over to our home. Clay grilled a turkey!
I ran the Winter Solstice 5K and placed in my age group. I was hoping for a PR, but it didn’t happen.
Clay and I enjoyed celebrating our second Christmas in Charleston and our first Christmas in our new home.
We spent Christmas Day with his family in Hartsville, then travelled to NC to visit his grandparents, where we enjoyed spending time with them and incredible views like this.
Here’s to hoping 2014 is as exciting and fun as 2013 was. Happy New Year!