Hello! Long time no blog, right? I honestly can’t even wrap my head around this past week. It has been so “go go go,” that if I ever had a spare moment to blog, I chose to sleep instead. Decisions decisions.
So just to let you know, I made it to San Diego and it’s pretty wonderful.
I have been here 4 days and although the first 2 felt like a whirlwind, things are finally getting settled and it’s really beginning to feel like home
Let’s rewind a bit. Last week I left off telling you that I was given the go ahead to test out my knee on a run, so on Thursday I went out for 3 miles with my dad and brother and things felt great
I was still a little nervous for the AFC Half Marathon, but felt confident that I could finish. I’m not going to go into the full recap right now, but spoiler alert: I finished. Second spoiler alert: my knee didn’t hurt until the 10th mile. Third spoiler alert: My knee still hurts 2 days later. No surprise to anyone: I’m panicking.
But anyway, we can talk about “panicking during marathon training” tears during the recap, for now, let’s recap last week’s “omg I’m moving 3,000 miles away” tears. Actually there surprisingly weren’t any tears until the night before I left and the morning of, but I know those tears just mean I love those suckers I call my family, so it’s okay. We did have a great week together, which in a way made leaving harder, but as I’m sure you all know, it’s always nice to leave with some great memories. And lucky you, I’m going to share them all
1. Went out for a yummy French dinner with my oldest brother and mom 2. Saw a hilarious musical with my parents called “First Date.” I’ve had quite a few of those, so some of those songs hit pretty close to home… 3 & 4. Went to go see Planes with the nephews!
The whole gang woke up bright and early to catch the Macklemore concert, which was part of Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series. Nothing says “family bonding time” better than a live rendition of the song ”Thrift Shop”
I received my 3rd and 4th donut cakes in the last 6 months, which means life is good. My parents surprised me with these “going away cakes” and as you can see by the bottom left picture, everyone dove in full force.
On Friday night we took the ferry to Liberty Island to watch my dad and brothers swim around the Statue of Liberty! Despite the hour late start and choppy conditions, they all kicked some major butt. The boys even came in 1st and 4th in their age group!
I made it to San Diego on Saturday and was basically in a state of delirium and confusion throughout the whole day. It had a whole lot to do with lack of sleep and also a bit to do with “ummmmm where am I?” I did find out that Souplantation is the best pre-race carb loading restaurant per my dad’s suggestion. It’s like a few runners got together and dreamt up the perfect place to fuel for a race. Carbs on carbs on carbs. The perfection of the meal may have also had something to do with not having eaten in 8 hours.
Sunday night after the half marathon, I drove up to Cardiff by the Sea to have dinner with my great aunt and uncle. It was so nice seeing them and they even treated me to the best halibut I have ever tasted. There was chorizo underneath the fish, which I never would have though of adding, but was perfection. Then they took me VG Donuts, which is where my parents used to go when they were in college at UCSD, but unfortunately they had already closed for the night. Saddest part of the day. And that’s including the knee pain.
So there it is, the best “goodbye” week and a peek into San Diego! I am so looking forward to being settled in and getting back to blogging on the regular, which will hopefully start right away. But then again I don’t get cable or internet until next Monday, so I can’t make any promises
When was the last time you moved?
Did you run a race this past weekend?
Do you eat fish?