Yesterday was my last day at home and it was so incredibly bitter sweet. I had the most amazing day hanging out with my family and catching up with so many old friends.
We started the day meeting my grandma for lunch/brunch. I didn’t have breakfast before and I have to start my day with breakfast food no matter what so I got a delicious baked oatmeal with fresh strawberries and milk and a side of scrapple (a home town favorite; you don’t want to know what is in it, I promise).
Once we made it home from lunch we headed right out on our big bike ride. The trail that I always ran on from my home to Rehoboth Beach was made into a loop so you don’t have to go out and back. It is brand new and was one of my only things I knew I really wanted to do while I was home. The ride was somewhere between 18 and 19 miles and it was amazing.
After our bike ride I went out for my tempo run. I thought I was going to crash and burn after such a long ride but I ended up doing great; my best tempo run yet actually! I must have been perfectly warmed up.
I race home, showered and we headed out for half price sandwich night at Arenas with my family where I had the California Club Dude (turkey, tomato, avocado, jack cheese and sprouts).
And if that wasn’t enough I finished up the night by going to meet my friend Ryan first at the Dogfish Head restaurant for a drink and to catch up and then out to the Starboard to see Laura Lea. Man It took me back to the amazing summers on the beach patrol. Not much has changed. The faces are different (though many of the same) but the energy and excitement hasn’t been altered one bit!
To say I paid for it today having 3 hours of sleep after that jam packed day and having to travel super early is an understatement but I had the most amazing day. I wish I could just do it all over again a few more times.
But now I am back in Charleston, baking late into the night to get ready to leave on one quick little final adventure before starting working. You’ll be hearing from me from yet another state tomorrow!! Man all this fun is making me tired!