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Found a winding trail on our run that led to waterfront mansions and wooden docks over the marsh.

Thursday Thoughts

Unfortunately, this weekend is my birthday, and a big one. I told John I didn’t want to do anything because, truly, I’m not a birthday person, and I’m the least excited about this birthday than I have been for the last 29. He read between the lines and understood that doing nothing actually meant going to Chicago!! I can’t wait to visit the baby’s godmamma’s new bakery, By The Park, have a birthday drink at POPS (I hope that’s on the itinerary, John!), maybe a class at Flywheel and take the baby to see the giant Christmas tree at Macy’s. […]

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Lunchtime Adventure Run

The best way to run is to just run–no pace, no goal, no expectations. I love using running as way to explore new neighborhoods, trails and roads that make up a city. You can go as far as your legs will take you. And sometimes farther if you miss a turn on the way back. It’s been unseasonably warm in Charleston. We’ve had two over 70 degree days this week. Its a winter 70,  the humidity disappeared a long time ago with summer. I’ve been running a lot in a neighborhood called I’on at lunch. It’s scenic, it’s close and […]

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Entering the small community of I'on. (There's a fantastic Aveda salon on the right).

Lunchtime run in I’on

One thing I always promised myself I would make time for after becoming a parent is running. With a full time job, John’s navy schedule, and the baby, I’ve had to get creative about when running, or any exercise, happens. If John is working nights, it’s  a yoga DVD after the baby goes to sleep. If John is working days, sometimes I can sneak away before I make dinner and spin for 45 minutes. If John is working days and is helping with dinner (what??), I put on a barre dvd and use the baby as a wiggling weight (her […]

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