Hey everyone! I hope you’re all surviving winter, since most of you have legit winters- unlike Charleston. I don’t really like winter weather, and I don’t think many Charleston residents do, especially since most of us moved here from colder climates.
We survived the ice storm of 2014, minus losing power for 45 minutes on Wednesday morning. We live pretty far from the coast, and we had icicles dangling from cars and car doors that were frozen shut, but no legitimate snow.
Since we didn’t get any snow here in West Ashley, I didn’t take pictures of the house or cars. But, here’s a picture of the closed-down Cooper River Bridge, taken from Holy City Helicopters. The bridge was closed for almost 48 hours, and it’s surreal seeing it empty and covered with ice.
The bridge finally opened just in time for rush hour on Thursday. Plus, our expected high on Sunday is 70 degrees. Gotta love the South!
If you are stuck inside this winter, my friend and training partner, Taylor, wrote this awesome blog post of ways to survive a Winterapocalypse.
Aside from staying warm in the weather, Clay and I went out with some friends to Zen Asian Fusion a few nights ago. Nadine wanted to try it, so Clay and I said we’d go since we know it’s delicious, and our friend Brad tagged along because he’s fairly new in town and lives nearby.
Nadine’s having her baby soon, so it’s nice to spend some time with her. She definitely got a lot bigger since the baby shower, because she only has a few more weeks until she’s due.
Zen Asian Fusion isn’t a showy Hibachi-style restaurant, but the food is delicious and the sushi presentation is really beautiful (we didn’t get sushi, so no pics to show).
I had the vegetable udon noodles, and Clay and I shared an order of spring rolls.
The noodles were warm and filling- just what I wanted on such a cold night. We all had a great time and will definitely go back. Clay and I go regularly for lunch.
Clay and I also travelled up to Marion on Saturday for his friend Chad’s wedding. Chad works with me at ACS (although he works in the office, I work from home but for ACS), so I got to see a ton of coworkers and Clay got to see a lot of college friends.
This picture reminds me that I need some new clothes for things like weddings (I pretty much only own jeans, long sleeved knit tops, and athletic clothes).
We didn’t really take any other pictures- we were really busy mingling and enjoying everyone’s company (along with the delicious food and wedding cake, of course). Maybe that makes me a bad blogger for not taking pictures, but whatever!
My friend Virginia and I braved the cold on Sunday for the OnShore Racing group run, followed by brunch at Moe’s Crosstown Tavern, because you can’t spell brunch without RUN. We had a huge group and I ran 8 miles at around 8 min/mile pace with some speedsters.
I’ve met a couple new training partners lately, and it’s neat to have others push you to run your best, but also be your best person overall.
I snapped this amazing shot of Virginia and baby Stella, too. Virginia is proof that you can rock out running with a baby stroller. She ran the Charleston half marathon and is getting ready for her first post-baby marathon on March 1 in Little Rock.
I hope everyone has a great weekend and stays warm!