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VA Beach & Valley Forge


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Before we get to the photos, baby it's hot! Austin hot. Seriously. Sat's group run was canceled due to thunderstorms (altho I got it done - in the rain). Last night's track workout was canceled due to heat - like 90 at 7 pm. I did mine on the treadmill.

My butt was killing me from the leg workout the day before -- almost completely squats -- all sorts of different squats. Oddly enough, it feels a lot better now that I ran. But today will be another legs workout. And core.

Since I realized how much I was sitting around, I've made it my mission to make sure I do SOMETHING every hour. It may be as simple as decluttering, but my house is getting neater & I am way less tired.

I am also making sure to sip more water in the afternoons. I may get in 8 glasses of water by noon sometimes if I have a long run, but then I'd go hours without drinking anything figuring I was good. Now I make sure to continue to sip water no matter how much I've already consumed. Interestingly, I'm sleeping soooo much better too. Could dehydration actually cause insommnia?

Dunno, but I'm keeping it up because I simply feel better overall. Little things really do add up.

I don't really have any photos of VA beach. We took a couple from my room, but I looked pretty frightening in all of them. Really, there isn't much to see. It's a beach. A really nice beach, but you know what a beach looks like.

One of my favorite things in the world is to walk/run barefoot through the surf. Too bad I live like 4 hrs from the ocean (and almost always have -- or further). Sigh.

As you know, we got together with my spark buddy SKINNYPOWELL1 for dinner. We got together for a run the next day & then they invited us to come to Norfolk with them for a sunset cruise. Something no doubt we would've never have done on our own. It was fun (except for the stomach cramps poor SKINNY got).



Yup, that's DH and I on the cruise in my profile photo. And here he is watching the sunset.



I hadn't really noticed til SKINNY pointed it out, but VA beach had dolphins as a theme; Norfolk had mermaids.



But we couldn't get away from NY. It seemed to follow us everywhere. SUNY has a maritime training program. Who knew? And here's the training ship.



Williamsburg will have its own blog. But that was our next stop. Then we met my 2 besties from high school in Tysons Corners. I hadn't seen them in 12 yrs.

I moved down to Laurel, MD for my first job. My friend Nancy (the blond) was going to graduate school in Richmond at the time, so we'd get together occasionally. My other friend Maryanne got a job in MD about 9 months later. They've lived there all this time . . . while I've lived in 3 different states since then.

Yes, all my friends in HS were tall. I never really think about it until I see the photos.



Getting out of the DC was a nightmare, but we managed to miss the killer storm that robbed them of power for days.

We'd never been to Valley Forge (and didn't want to drive 6 hrs after the 3 hrs we'd already put in that morning) so we stopped there overnight & quickly toured the park, which is quite nice, the next morning.

There were lots of runners & walkers in the park -- and it was a heatwave then, too -- I saw one girl running with a top I really liked. DH actually offered to stop so I could ask her where she got it, but I'm not quite that crazy. yet.

The memorial arch.



A "little" perspective.



I've always thought PA has some of the most beautiful countryside in the US. Sure, I've been lots of places in the US that are spectacularly beautiful, but there's just something about the rolling hills of PA. And Valley Forge was no exception. Which I found ironic, considering what went on there.



Me in front of Washington's headquarters. Trying to salute, not quite pulling it off.



And that's a wrap for now. Don't forget, little things really add up in all walks of life!
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
NATPLUMMER 7/18/2012 6:32PM

    Yay for being more active and hydrated. They certainly can't hurt.
Great pics!! Yes, they are tall.
Looks like great fun.

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TRI_BABE 7/18/2012 4:17PM

    Nice Pics! Sounds like a great trip. Thanks for sharing!

And I like your idea of doing something every hour! emoticon

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SKINNYPOWELL1 7/18/2012 1:07PM

    I am so happy that I got to meet you and that we got to spend some time together getting to know each other. You are such a wonderful person. I am glad you enjoyed your trip, even with a lame VB tour guide, lol,. Looks like the rest of your trip was fun filled also.
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KANSASROSE67 7/18/2012 11:25AM

    Sounds like a fun time...thanks for sharing your pics.

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SWIMLOVER 7/18/2012 9:35AM

  I loved reading your blog! I loved the Great pictures! Thank You for sharing with us!


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SLIMMERJESSE 7/18/2012 9:29AM

    Great pics. You look so cute in the ruffle dress. Have fun!

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