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Cape May Adventures, Part 2!

Morning!

After all that delicious eating on Saturday, Turner and I decided a run was in order on Sunday morning!

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We headed out around 9 a.m. with a goal of 6 miles. Cape May has a special place in my running heart because it’s actually the place where I ran 6 miles for the very first time! I was in Cape May for a weekend back in 2009 when I was starting to train for the Army 10 Miler, and I’d never run more than 5 miles before — and 5 miles was still kind of a lot for me at that point, too. I remember asking Turner if she would run 6 miles with me the next day and being surprised when she very nonchalantly said “sure, no problem.” I remember being SO proud that day when we finished those 6 miles. It’s pretty cool how your perspective of what a long run is changes so quickly. Now I am so proud that I can go out and just run 6 miles on any given day! Definitely shows how far I’ve come. :) That’s why I love running — there’s always something to work towards or improve, whether it’s pace, distance, or even perception of what’s doable.

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We ran down through town, along the ocean wall, and back. I felt a little tired for the first bit but by the end was going strong. Funny how that happens on a run — sometimes you just have to push through the rough patch at the beginning and then you’re good!

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6 miles — done!

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Splits:

  • Mile 1: 8:46
  • Mile 2: 8:41
  • Mile 3: 8:53
  • Mile 4: 9:07
  • Mile 5: 8:46
  • Mile 6: 8:53

Overall average pace: 8:51. Sounds good to me! Great run.

Turner made us breakfast when we returned. An open faced English muffin with some cheddar cheese, 2 fried eggs, and two thick slices of tomato. Plus some tea on the side. :)

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I love summer tomato!

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The rest of Sunday was spent relaxing at the beach! It ended up being a beautiful day.

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Obligatory feet + ocean shot:

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My view — this kite was kind of mesmerizing.

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For lunch, we hit my absolute favorite beach treat — Hot Dog Tommy’s. :) No photos because hot dogs don’t generally photograph well and it would likely have involved ketchup all over me, but it was delicious. I can’t come to Cape May without a visit to this place!

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Awesome weekend — wish it had been longer. :)

While I’m talking about my weekend, I also wanted to give a little love to my Samsung Galaxy S3 phone! As I mentioned before, I’m currently reviewing the phone as part of my Verizon Ambassador program.

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My favorite thing about the phone so far? The camera! It takes great pictures — I’ve taken pretty much all of my Instagram (follow me! My username is fANNEtasticfood) photos over the past month with this phone and it’s awesome. Here’s one from our morning run with an Instagram filter over it:

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And another of a cool sand castle on the beach on Saturday, again with an Instagram filter on it:

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And here’s my favorite photo that I’ve taken on the phone — a shot of the beach at night from a couple weeks ago at Bethany Beach in Delaware. The Samsung takes AWESOME night/dim lighting photos.

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Runner up for favorite thing the phone does is the Google map guidance system. It’s insanely fast and accurate. I’ve been using it a lot to get around the city when I need directions quickly and can’t wait for my big car GPS system to find the satellites!

Actually, one more runner up — the mobile hot spot option. I always love this on phones. The internet is fast enough to upload blog posts with tons of photos in them for me. This has been so helpful for when I’m on the road!

Anyway! I’m off to work. Run club tonight! Happy Tuesday, friends!

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*Disclosure: As part of the Verizon Wireless Ambassador program I have been provided with a wireless device and three months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the product.

Comments

  1. 1

    You just got me insanely excited for the beach – Rob and I are headed to Amelia Island in FL for a holiday weekend with friends. The Clubhouse has gotten a makeover and I need a few days away from it to relax and recharge. Can’t wait to see you in just a couple of weeks!

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    I continue to be ridiculously jealous of your mobile hotspot.

  3. 4

    There’s nothing like running by the water! I used to travel to FL all the time, and your post is sure making me miss it. :) PS. LOVE summer tomatoes – so refreshing.

  4. 5

    Hi Anne,

    I just bumped into your blog by accident. I love your blog!! I am also in Washington and would love for you to be my dietician. My family has a history of diabetes and it scares the hell out of me.

    Keep up the good work!!!

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      I’m thinking of doing some online Skype counseling once I get my RD in January… so stay tuned. :)

    • 7

      I am one of Anne’s readers from day one. I am a diabetic and had a really hard time when I was diagnosed. I finally stopped my pity party and did something about it. I walk 5 miles every day, lost 50 lbs and every day I think before I eat. Success so far under Anne’s tutelage. Good luck

  5. 9

    It looks like a wonderful place to run with those views! And oh my gosh, summer tomatoes are the best. I always say that tomatoes are supposed to have lots of flesh.

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    That’s why I love running too! You can always aim for a faster pace and farther run, which can be a little addicting. Great photos….that phone is doing a great job and I especially love the sandcastle shot. The beach is the best place to be, have fun!

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    There are few things better than an awesome summer tomato. Except when they’re paired with egg sandwiches. :-)

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    Thanks for the review of the phone, I have been wondering how good the new Samsung is. Cape May looks amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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    Yay for Hot Dog Tommy’s! Glad those tomatoes worked out… ;)

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    It’s all about perspective, right now 6 miles would probably kill me, but I’m hoping it’s normal to do soon!
    Love your breakfast, anything involving english muffins and eggs has to be delicious.
    WOW on the phone! I’m due for an upgrade in October, this one is going on my list :)

  11. 16

    I have loved all of your Cape May recap! And I love what you say about running. Though my running is modest and my goals are small, I do continually find that my “perceptions,” to steal your word, of what’s possible are constantly changing. It’s rewarding, and it keeps things new.

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    Adventurer says:

    Cape May looks great. And well done on the run. Great work!

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