I woke up this morning hangover free! Woo. Hoo! I knew I wanted to run on the beach before we left, so I did my best to make good choices last night so I’d wake up refreshed. I’m not sure I felt refreshed but I was in a running state. While I am hangover free, holy water retention! My wedding rings are so tight, and I’d rather not be in my own skin today. But I know it’s a temporary result of overeating and will be gone in a day or so, so I’m just floating through.
I went for a great run at 9am by myself on the beach. It was low tide and perfect for running. I absolutely LOVE running on the beach. The breeze, the “track”, the scenery. You just have to implement a few rules.
Tips For Running On The Beach
- Wear tennis shoes. If the sand is hard, there’s no problem. I don’t know about your feet, but mine couldn’t handle being barefoot.
- Wear a hat. This is SO important. Because there’s no shade, sometimes you are looking right into the sun. A hat’s brim does wonders.
- Do I even need to mention sunscreen? Remember: there’s no shade
- Run the hardest way first. Try to figure out which direction the wind is blowing and run into it first so as you get tired and turn around, you’ll have the wind to help you. I was running about a 9:30 mile into the wind and pulled it down to 8:45 with the wind helping me!
- Stop to smell the sea breeze
- And the most important variable: figure out when low tide is and go then. It’s nearly impossible to run at high tide – unless you want to be falling in the sand – so check the Weather Channel and go as close to peak low tide as you can.
I did just under 4 miles today, including stopping under a pier to soak in the beauty and get a break from the sun.
Once home, I had a small breakfast to tide me until our early lunch.
Oikos, which I picked up at Whole Foods on Sat., a banana, a little strawberry jam and the last of my Kelsey granola.
After breakfast, blogging and packing up the house, we set out to have lunch at Poe’s Tavern. SO many people have recommended it to me!
Here’s the history behind Edgar Allen Poe’s stay on Sullivan’s Island –
The menu was very poe-priate
And there was Poe stuff all over, including pages from his books on the bathroom walls! Such a charming place. Given the beachy setting and good selection of beers on draught, we decided to partake in the 10 oz size. LOVE IT when you can get half pints (or near half pints). I had a New Castle, which was sooo good.
I decided on the recommended fish tacos – the mahi-mahi.
And a Tavern Salad. OMG it’s been like 48 hours since I’ve had good raw veggies and I was sooooo pleased to be eating this. I nearly squealed when she put it in front of me.
I ate the entire salad and 1.5 of my tacos. I gave the other half to Matt. I could have eaten about 3 more, but this was a portion choice.
He had this amazingly rare burger topped with pepper spiced goat cheese and deliciously crispy fries. I had a taste of both, per usual.
I am blogging from the car at the moment! I think Matt is going to make me drive in 30 minutes Better relax while I can.
Tonight my girlfriends and I are taking Kate out for her birthday.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY KATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What is so very exciting is that when I wake up tomorrow I do not have class, or a paper to write, or flash cards to make. I think I”ll start a book! FICTION that is.
I’ve got the month of May to catch up on life and we’ve got two trips planned with Karen to celebrate Andrew’s college graduation (Matt’s younger brother). Starting in June, I’ll be working for an R.D. who owns a private practice to finish out the summer.
See you tonight!