Saturday, March 27, 2010

Bridge Run 2010

I am really happy to report that today I did my first 10K and I survived! I ran the Cooper River Bridge Run with some friends and only decided to do it about 3 weeks ago. It was super cold this morning, did not feel like April in Charleston, more like December! I had on lots of layers and a cute 10K t-shirt I bought at Nike. Brandy and I ran it in 1 hour 15 minutes. Not bad for our first time and the crowd of 40,000 people slows you down a little bit too. I have learned some things for next year though.
1. Don't carbo load at Olive Garden, too much salt and you wake up feeling like a prune, have a potluck with people you run with.
2. If you're a nurse, give yourself an IV the day before to hydrate, who can drink that much water?
3. Put on powder and a little bronzer, you will be glad when you see the pics.
4. Don't underestimate the importance of a good mix, I couldn't get my mix onto my iphone and had to use Pandora, and barely had service. The song "Blue" from circa 2001 came on after a long music blackout and I actually listened to it. Not cool.
I also saw a grown man urinating off the bridge. How rude.
All in all, it was really fun and we celebrated with bloody mary's and oysters at Pearlz Oyster Bar. (Only in Charleston, would an after race meal consist of oysters!!)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Lots of photos of me wearing a green sweatshirt!

Here are some pics from this month!
Brewvival, a craft beerfest that Carl was all about. People were walking around with pretzels and bread around their neck!
Gabby's visit, sadly, we didn't take any pics except some of Gabby and Gibbs on the sofa. We vegged for 2 days straight. We did work out a little but the visit centered around food and fun. And by food I mean cheese and wine.
Then St. Patty's Day at Park Circle with great friends. We ended up on Daniel Island and over-served ourselves. But, I'm Irish, what can I tell you!?!
Lastly, here is a pic of me today with blonder hair after a 12 mile bike ride, roundtrip for pizza!

Monday, March 22, 2010


I have had great month! I am training for a 10K with Brandy, a friend from work. We just went and ran this morning and it was great to get the workout behind us. I am still losing weight but it has slowed down a little bit. I am hoping to get the last 5lbs off! I've started buying new workout clothes, which is the best part of working out and have discovered a company from Canada, Lululemon. Oh my gosh. Best workout pants. I have a pair of training pants that have mesh on the legs, perfect for running around Charleston in the spring. And they have a great sale section, since they run kinda steep and free shipping!
I was introduced to Lululemon when Gabby came for a visit at the beginning of the month. It doesn't seem like that long ago!
She came in on Friday and we went to a food and wine festival. We had great weather and ate and drank a little too much. But hey, it is a festival! The next couple days we just hung out, did a little shopping, eating, worked out! It was great to have her here and I was really happy to be the one to introduce Gabby to Twilight and Edward Cullen!
Other that that we celebrated St. Patty's day. We went to a block party on the 13th and then went out on the 17th. It was a great two days with friends and we got rained on both times, just like in Ireland!
Hope everything is great with you. I will def. post pictures of us after the run!