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So much:  

Thursday: 

  • Left Texas. Pit stop in New Orleans. First stop: Cafe Du Monde. Amazing.
  • Then Bourbon Street. Overwhelming for the first 15 minutes or so; A LOT going on. I tried a Hurricane for the first time ever. So.Much. Rum. 
  • Saw a Jazz Band, some street performers, lots of folks hustling tourists. 
  • Ate Boudin Balls and Gumbo. Ended with a Muffaleta. Oso and I will definitely go back when we have more time. 
  • Got to GA at 4:30 am. Crashed at Oso’s madre’s. 

Friday: 

  • Onward to the Coast. 
  • Low country Boil with part of the fam (the other part was en route). A few ciders and some swimming. 
  • More drinks as folks arrived. Another late night that was absolutely worth it. 

Saturday: 

  • Dirty Thirty/ Father’s Day party. Swimming. Pulled Pork Sandwiches. Hard seltzer.
  • I put together my wedding party (I have one person left to ask). 

Things: 

  • During Father’s Day lunch on Sunday, we found out that my grandmother in MA passed away. We knew she was sick, but that doesn’t make it any easier. If you find a spare moment, please send some positive thoughts this way, especially to my poor mom. Alex and I will be accompanying her and my dad up to Massachusetts to say goodbye.
  • I also found out my card info had been stolen at some point so I had to freeze my debit card and dispute charges. 
  • Yesterday was my birthday. I tried to enjoy the milestone, though all I could think about was finding funeral clothes (I didn’t even think to pack anything modest and black for a GA summer) and travel logistics, as well as dealing with aforementioned card theft. @alainazubrowski and @themidwestpeach definitely brought some sunshine for me though. 
  • I also got in a birthday run on the bridge. Early morning, so I caught the sunrise. Lots of sweat, lots of thinking, a nice way to start 30. 
  • Today I got to the gym. Checked my weight, definitely let good times and emotional eating get me; must keep that in check as much as possible this week. Weight loss program on the elliptical. 10 minute program on the treadmill. Definitely did work, as evident by my verrry sweaty face. 

  • I leave for the North tomorrow. I hope I can keep it together for my mom, and I hope I can find some way to work out (it absolutely helps with stress). I know our hotel doesn’t have a gym, so maybe there will be an Anytime nearby. 
4 Mile Trail Run

Sibling run. Boston sports team themed. I was the Bruins. I took last night’s loss as a sign of bad juju for this morning’s run.

2 days of solid rain meant quite a few spots of calf deep standing water. And mud. Once I got past the initial “my shoes and everything in them are soaked” shock, I enjoyed jumping through the massive, trail blocking, puddles.

My goal was 45-48 minutes. I finished in less than 42. I placed second in my age group, which resulted in a sweet new glass for victory cider.

At one point I saw Arika on the trail and she pointed at me and clapped…I may have started crying.

I love watching my siblings cross the finish line and getting to scream for them. I just love running with them period.

And my dad is a bomb race photographer.

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I’m also wicked sorry if I missed anyone! I’m very forgetful! 

St. Pattys Day 5k

And the St. Patty’s Day 5K with the family is done.

This was my first race in Atlanta, and my first time in Piedmont Park.

It was a “go your own pace and we will cheer you on as you cross” race for all of us. Alex’s fiancee came to cheer us on, despite the early hour and chilly temps, which really helped in mile 2.

I have to say all of us did mightyyyyyy fine. We pushed ourselves really hard, up the hills and passed the mile markers, until we saw the coveted red timer at the end.

I ranked 94 of all the ladies to run and there were roughly 400 of us, so I am pretty pleased. I kept it under 31:00 minutes. I also like that the slip says “Name of Athlete,” thus making me feel like, well, an athlete.

I am incredibly excited for our next sibling run, a 4 mile trail run over Easter weekend. We all decided the theme would be pink. Buckling down starts Monday. Today: Chicken, Donuts, and Hard Cider to celebrate our hard work this morning.

Keeping up with my desire to 5k every month in 2014 (I know, it’s only been 2 months, but still)

Bridge Run 5K with Tor, Alex, and Lane Jane.

Another no pressure, run because you want to, run.

This 5k meant a lot to me in that it just reminded me of how hard we (my friends and family/ myself) work to better ourselves, and how far we’ve come.

It also further solidified how lucky I am to have people in my life who support such things, and who find joy in doing them.

I just feel really lucky lately.

…also after this race I ate like five donuts and I am not sorry because I promised myself I could when I finished. And they were from Dunkin’ Donuts and included the Brownie Batter and Cookie Dough Valentine’s Day Donuts.

I want to wish a VERY happy birthday to my youngest sister, Lane Jane.

As the older sister, it was supposed to be my job to guide her through adulthood and the messes and mistakes that come with it.

But since she pretty much excels in all aspects of life, she seems to have that on lock. In fact, somewhere in her 19 years on this earth, we switched roles; she is the one who makes me laugh when people make me cry and gives me advice on boys and life decisions.

I love you Lane! I hope 19 is full of fun and all things New England!!!