Hello & Happy Sunday!
I hope you all had fantastic weekends. I can’t believe it’s almost over! My weekend was very calm and much needed after my weekend in Charleston for the Bachelorette party. I loved being able to catch up on work, drink coffee, go on long walks with Grumples and relax. I have a lot of traveling planned next week, so it’ll be a little nuts. Kyle even surprised me with tickets to go see Dirty Dancing the Musical last night! He knows it’s one of my favorite movies and that I’ve been dying to see it on stage. It was one of the best musicals I’ve seen in a long time, but I’ll blog all about that later! It’s time to catch you guys up on part three of the Bachelorette weekend! If you’ve missed the first two posts, here they are! PART ONE & PART TWO! I knew Saturday was going to be crazy, so I wanted to wake up super early and have some “me” time. Becca is also a morning person, so she was up having coffee with me at 5:30 am before we headed to the beach to run. There is nothing more beautiful than a morning sunrise on the beach. It was nice and chilly at 6:30 am and the perfect weather for a long run.
I was determined to hit seven miles. I managed to snap a couple photos while I was running, but it was hard. There is something about running next to the ocean that is so therapeutic and freeing. I felt a rush of energy enter my body every time I took a deep breath of the ocean air.
I ran to the left side of the Folly pier for 3 miles until it disappeared. I ran an extra mile on the right side of the pier and logged 7.78 miles by the time I was finished. I felt amazing. I LOVE running on the beach and it’s easier on the joints. If I lived close to the beach, I’d run there every morning. I got excited when I saw a Grumples lookalike on the way back! Becca ended up doing four miles! She’s been getting into running as well and is kicking butt.
I was a muddy and sticky mess when I finished. I deserved a nice iced coffee after that run, so we went to our favorite coffee shop in Folly for a delicious treat.
We headed back to the pier to walk with coffee and stretch.
We stopped to pick up a football on the way back to the house to bring to the beach. You can’t go to the beach without a football…
Coming back to the donuts after a long run…THE TEMPTATION. I made a protein filled breakfast instead. I’ve been loving plain greek yogurt with protein powder lately!
I mix 10 ounces of plain Greek yogurt with one CVS protein packet. I also add honey and fruit! I love a high protein breakfast after a workout because it helps recovery and prevents sore muscles! It also keeps me full longer. We headed to the beach after breakfast! And so it begins… I was trying to keep up with the Iowa game. Coconut water is the best for beach days because it helps you stay hydrated!
We left the beach at three so we could get ready for out night out. We spent hours playing football, swimming in the ocean, playing corn hole (bags) with a bachelor party that was planted next to us and laying out. It’s true what they say about overcast days and sunburns…ouch.
I ended up wearing my black romper from Urban Outfitters with black shoes & a side of sunburn. BASIC AF. ?? Besties <3 We had dinner at O-Ku on King street. O-Ku is a very cool sushi restaurant. I loved the interior and the service was great!
Becca and I split a crunchy crab roll and spicy tuna.
Aimee had a list of dares she had to complete by the end of the night!
The night was pretty crazy. I’d love to share more but…girl code. These girls are so much fun and definitely know how to party!
I ubered back to the house at one am because I couldn’t wait to shower and put my pajamas on! I love being cozy.
Not going to lie, I totally ate a late night donut. SO GOOD & SO WORTH the wait. no shame. ??
I woke up early to pack and have coffee before we headed back to Charlotte. Before we headed out, we stopped at Ritas for breakfast.
I ordered whole wheat toast, fresh fruit, bacon and a vegetable omelet with goat cheese. SOOOO delicious.
And it wouldn’t be a successful road trip if we didn’t stop at Center Street Coffee for to-go coffees! AND A COOKIE <3I had the skim latte with an extra shot of espresso.
I love Charleston and Folly Beach so much! I’m so lucky to live so close and I hope I can go a couple more times before it gets too cold.
Questions for you!
- Do you like running on the beach?
- What is a beach activity you like to do?
- What is the first thing you do when you get home after a long night out?