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This weekend we traveled to the beach for the OBX 1/2 Marathon. Getting out of town for the weekend was just what we both needed. We shopped, ate, relaxed, and Mr. SP ran the race.
After a Saturday lunch at Tortugas Lie, we hit the outlets. I am pretty much shopping deprived because there aren’t
many any good stores where I live and because when I’m home and not working, I don’t choose to spend my precious free time shopping. On a weekend away from home, I like to get out and shop. I came home with several new things to wear to work and with a big treat, a Coach purse. I haven’t bought a purse in three years, so I treated myself!
Sunday was the race. I drove Mr. SP to the start, did a run on my own, then raced over to Manteo to pick him up.
We noticed some interesting outfits and shirt sayings at the start of the race. This one made us both laugh.
I had a most pleasant run on my own while Mr. SP raced. After hurting for month after month and not being able to run, I treasure every step that I take. I’m not 100% back to normal, but I’m getting there. I’m a much happier person when I can run!
I worried that I might not beat Mr. SP to the finish because the traffic was so heavy and because I had to drive over a long bridge to Mann’s Harbour and then over another long bridge to get back to Manteo. I got there just in time and caught Mr. SP almost at the end of the race.
It was a great weekend! We hope to get back to the beach this winter. It’s always a relaxing time and so good to get away from work and the non-stop “to-do” list when we are home. Many thanks to my sweet Mama for letting us stay at her house. We both can’t wait to visit her next week for a Thanksgiving feast!