We made a good decision to run Wednesday this week instead of Thursday. There was a nasty thunderstorm around 6 am today! It felt great to sleep in and we are looking forward to “Fun Run Friday.”
Friday we run one of our favorite routes, Croatan. It is a route that takes us south and through the Croatan neighborhood in VB. We meet a little earlier, 5:20 am, because the route is approximately 6.25 miles. This is perhaps the only day that we don’t find ourselves on the boardwalk at some point during our run. It is fun to watch the seasons change and sunrise adjust throughout the year. Sara snapped this picture with her phone last week. One of the signs summer is approaching is that the gates for the public beach access are unlocked, the water fountains are on, and the facilities are open at 6 am. It’s perfect for an early morning pit stop.
Just down that walkway and over the dune is the Atlantic ocean and the rising sun.
Well we didn’t run hills today…just a flat four in a light humid drizzle notorious in VB springtime. Instead we’re ramping it up on the sewing machines, working on a several quilts that will be up for sale soon. One is a beach teen boy theme, another will be perfect for a young girl, and a third made from fleece pajamas that will keep anyone cuddly. As we’re getting toward the end of the school year, if you’re looking for a perfect gift for your student to celebrate the end of another school year, we might have it. Pictures will be posted soon.
Meanwhile, you’ll have to settle for this one from our run Tuesday morning. As we were heading home on the boardwalk, we noticed some sort of photography shoot was going on at the otherwise quiet beach at sunrise. A young woman was wearing a pink fairytale type gown, so maybe senior photos? We enjoyed it, and hope they got the shot they wanted. Here’s hoping for a morning like that tomorrow when we run Croatan!
Thanks, Sara, for the great Croatan run this morning. I couldn’t help feel a little nostalgic…we took this route the first time we ran together. Geez, was that a lot of moons ago. We considered this 6 miler a “long run”. You introduced me to run/walk 9-1. I remember eagerly watching my non-GPS watch for the next walk!! Yeah, I love Friday Fun Run through Croatan. It is definitely hard to beat kicking off the weekend with 6 miles.
Oh, and hey! I am planning on working on Tara’s quilt tomorrow. I cut the shirts last night and will be able to sew it together tomorrow. I am pretty excited… you know how I love USNA “quankets”! Maybe we can have a knotting/wine tasting evening next week?
Talk soon – Enjoy your FRIDAY!
PS. Don’t forget to start bringing iPhone with you on our runs next week…the sunrise is getting earlier and earlier!