The three-day weekend was perfect, but I’m almost at the point where three days was a little bit much for me because I laid on the couch nearly all day on Sunday, avoiding a smelly pile of laundry that needs to get done, and a dirty blender that has been in my sink all day.
As for my list of things that I wanted to do on the 4th, I think I achieved them all – the only thing I didn’t do was lay by the pool because the weather was unseasonably cool for North Carolina, and it was in the 80s all weekend – not blazing like I usually like it for pool days.
So on the fourth, we started the gorgeous day by doing NOTHING. Well, almost.
First, I ran the Raleigh Downhill Mile with Matthew, where I found some friends.
I was able to crank out the mile fast enough so that I could cheer that little cutie on.
Matthew is a dear friend and my supervisor (for like two more days), and it was so fun to do something other than track down clients on a Friday morning at the race. The girls raced first, so I was able to see him punch out a really impressive finish!
I cranked out a mile in 7:21. However, my last name is not Armack, so the only proof you really have that it happened is my Garmin. Which actually says I ran a 7:20 so HOLLA! One of these days I will maintain a pace like this over the course of 13.1 miles. A girl can dream, right?
We were able to hit a local fancy coffee shop for some post-race eats.
And post race, we hit the WRAL Sand Desk that they’d set up. How cool is that, right?
Once I got home, I laid on the couch, reading ‘The Fault in Our Stars,’ while Austin loudly chomped on peanut butter and jellies. For hours, literally hours, Austin and I watched American Ninja Warrior while I fantasized about one day getting my upper body strong enough to fly through that course and make it up the Warped Wall. Maybe one day…
I napped, of course.
And finally we headed out to see some friends for the 4th.
The rest of the weekend was spent reading, napping, and running. We also meet our wedding officiant, which is a fabulous woman who we seemed to click with really really well, so it feels awesome to cross another thing off the list.
On a personal front, I feel like emotionally, I’m a mess. But I need to keep my eye on the prize, at the end of this emotional road, I get a new, wonderful husband, new pets, a new home, and a ton of time with friends and family, and that’s what’s important.
How was your 4th?
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If you like “fault in our stars”, try reading “me before you” next if you haven’t read it yet. Very good! On the 4th I convinced the hubby to go hiking at Eno River state park in Durham with me and the dog for the first time. It was an awesome hike and we ended up at this great swimming hole where the dog could play and I waded in the water. It was perfect with the cooler temps we had as it wasn’t too hot out there.
I love American Ninja Warrior! I think it would be so cool to try that qualifying obstacle course someday.
Sounds like you had a fun 4th! I saw that WRAL Sand desk a week or so ago as they were setting it up. How cool!
The sand is really really packed, so it was actually like a desk! So cool!