On Saturday morning (June 30) at 1:45 AM, I woke up in my apartment in Louisville. With nothing but a ten hour drive in my mind, I was wide awake and I wanted to just get up and get it over with! I packed the car (including my bike hitched on the back!) and went over to my parents' house to get the cat. By 3:30 am I was on the road and feeling fine. By 4:15 am I was thinking, "Rachel you are an idiot! Go home and go back to bed." Instead of doing that, I stopped and got one of these:
|Sometimes bad things come in small packages too|
|I think I know where we are|
|What do you want? I'm trying to sniff here.|
The week basically went like this: sleep > triathlon workout > beach > drink > eat > sleep. The majority of friends from SC who are basically scattered up and down the eastern seaboard came to Seabrook for the 4th and it was an awesome reunion. We are an interesting bunch. I think we all get along so well because when we're together we're on vacation and the endorphins are off the charts.
I had plans to play golf, play tennis, and go into Charleston, but I didn't do ANY of those. All in all I think I needed a week to be somewhat lazy and recover from wedding season so I was grateful for the rest.
I visited an old favorite, Wild Olive. This restaurant is on Johns Island basically halfway between Seabrook/Kiawah and Charleston and is definitely worth a visit. I got my usual, the scallops:
|scallops, gnocchi, spring vegetables, magic|
|Red Hot Burger|
Triathlon update: I did some quality biking in SC (two 13 mile rides), ran several times, swam laps once, and lifted twice. I feel like I'm on track to do well in the race which is 3.5 weeks away!