Today was pretty much awesome. I ran a good race and had a great day spent “down the shore” as we New Jersians say.
But before I get to today, lets talk about last night’s delicious dinner!
Last night became unofficial asian food night. We started out with a bowl of rice stir fried with soy sauce, broccoli, carrots, yellow pepper, garlic, onions, and ginger…
Followed by yesterday’s cooking adventure: Miso soup.
this was so easy to make and super healthy! There is no oil or added fat of any kind!
Now onto today!
This morning mom and I got up at 5:30 ate a simple but good breakfast and hit the road down to Ocean City. I drove which was kind of scary but the roads were basically empty so it was really quite easy and I need to start practicing if I want my license in December.
We checked in at the race and then took a stroll on the boardwalk…
I thought that the run would be on the board walk but it turned out I was wrong it was on the beach!
I was nervous about running on the sand but it was actually fine, nice even, because the sand was really hard and compact. It was nice running on the beach and seeing all the people and watching the waves.
I thought that the 5 miles would take me about 50 mins since I thought that I ran about a 10 min/mile. I run faster on the treadmill but I didn’t think I could keep that up on solid ground where running is harder… but apparently I was wrong.
I ran it in 47:41!! My pace was 9:33! I was so happy and impressed with myself! No only that but I came in second in my age group! I got a ribbon and everything. There were only a few girls in my age group so winning wasn’t that hard but it was still cool…
After the all the awards were handed out ( I love to stay and see who won especially the older people some of whom ran it way faster than I did!) I changed into my bathing suit and we hit the beach for and hour or so!
I haven’t just sat on the beach and relaxed since last summer so this was so nice! I just lay on my towel and let my self get tan burned I think I actually go more burned on the run than on the beach because my sunscreen was not sweat-proof!
After some much-needed relaxation we headed back over to the beard walk for some crazy-awesome-carbolicious-unhealthy-but-oh so-worth-it food!
We got these beautiful things at Mack and Manco’s the best pizza on the board walk and possibly the best pizza anywhere!
Followed by and sweet and icy treat: lemon water ice
We “walked the boards” for a while then heading home.
Along the way we got the munchies and got some chips to keep up happy!
And now I am back home. Clean, burned, and happy as a clam! Today was so much fun. My mom and I just relaxed and enjoyed the beautiful day and each others company It was a great way to celebrate summer coming to a close Tomorrow is the last day of summer! I will probably spent d it pampering myself with face masks and painting my nails so I look totally awesome for the first day…
I hope everyone had an amazing Labor Day and 3 day weekend!