A weekend at the shore.

Hi everyone. I hope you had a great weekend and wonderful start to your week. I’ve missed you terribly, but I have a lot going on over here and I’m having a hard time finding the time and motivation to post. With that said, I really love documenting my life and posting a million pictures of running stuff and baby Annabelle. So please keep checking in. 🙂

On Friday evening, Annabelle and I headed to the beach with my cousin Carrie (Chris was working and headed down on Saturday morning). We stopped at a Cracker Barrel for dinner and right as we were finishing a couple sat at the table behind us. AB started crying and reaching towards the table and I couldn’t figure out why. But then, I noticed that the man sitting at the table was wearing an orange Oriole’s shirt. Chris wears an Oriole’s shirt almost everyday during the summer and poor Annabelle thought he was daddy. She ran up to him wanting him to pick her up and I just couldn’t help but laugh. He picked her up and she stopped crying immediately. I couldn’t pass up this photo opportunity…he was a really good sport about it. 🙂

Annabelle absolutely loved the ocean and she giggled as soon as we walked onto the beach. She is def a beach girl just like her Mommy, Grandses, and cousin. 🙂





We ate a lot of good food (crabcakes, pizza, ice cream sundaes), but I only managed to take a picture of my freshly made, still warm doughnut. I paired it with some strawberries to make it “healthy”.

I did manage to squeeze in two pretty decent runs around the park on Sunday and Monday morning. While my pace was pretty fast (for me), I felt like I was running a 5 minute mile. I feel like I have lost a lot of fitness since the marathon.

My knee is still not great, but it only hurts during part of my runs and doesn’t hurt when I stop running. I’ve become best friends with the foam roller to try and make it better.

Annabelle enjoyed some playground time while I ran. She is really liking the playground these days. 🙂

I can’t wait to take her back to the beach when the water (and air) is a bit warmer!

Beach…love it or hate it?

What’s the best vacation you have ever been on?


  1. dawn @ running the dawn says:

    i hate the beach…but living in florida, i feel like that is almost illegal. i keep trying. but i hate the sand and the salt water….and the sun…

    we actually haven’t taken our little dude to the beach yet and he’s over a year old. we’re terrible people.

  2. I love the beach!! Your pace is great for your 5 mile run! I went out in my neighborhood and ran 7 miles at a snail’s pace…it’s very hilly where I live…it was a very slow run for me. Soooo don’t feel bad!

    I would say Surfside Beach, SC is one of my top notch vacations!!

  3. Oh, Linda, I think it’s so adorable that Annabelle saw the Oriole shirt and instantly related that to her Daddy. I’m glad the guy was so nice. He will always have a funny story to tell. I’m glad Chris could get down there on Saturday to be with you all. Love you all, Aunt Jeanne

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