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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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Gloomy beach day and southern lighting.

Kiawah Island

There’s nothing appealing about a warm, sunny beach day. I’ve long thought the ocean is a terrifying place and my fear of the ocean fits better in a gloomy, rainy, windy, cold, gray day. After making a list of places we need to see before we leave (!) Charleston, John and I decided to visit Kiawah Island, South Carolina, on a perfect winter beach weather Sunday. It rained so hard that the roads on John’s Island were flooded and the sun hadn’t shone since the previous morning. Kiawah Island has been somewhat of a myth to us. When people have described […]

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