Sunday, April 11, 2010

Outer Banks Woo Hoo!

I am in the Outer Banks for my spring break and it is beautiful!!!!!!  Look at the map above if you don't know what the Outer Banks looks like and see what a narrow strip of land it is!  Our rental house has a very thorough book on hurricanes. The first part tells what to do to evacutate.  The second tells the  procedures if you decide to stay and ride it out with number one being RECONSIDER!  We are in Avon.

It was a long drive but  a road trip is always fun especially with  a bunch of females!  Once we got here last night I settled in threw on some running clothes and headed to the beach.  The temperature is around 65 and sunny sunny sunny!!!!  I ran a quick 4 miles last night, looking at, listening to and smelling the ocean!  It sure beat recent treadmill runs!

There are 6 of us and we are a pretty relaxed group. Everyone does what they want and follows their own routine. I usually get up pretty early and head out for a run.  When I come back I eat breakfast and go in the hot tub. I know I should do an ice bath but I don't care!  Everyone has a night to cook a meal.  Last night was grilled steak, baked potatoes and salad and it was yummy!  I don't know what is on the agenda for tonight! We have unbelievable sunsets each night!!

Last night I froze!  I sleep on the porch (glassed in) with views of the bay.  I got up and put on slippers and two jackets.  Tonight I know where the heavier quilt is, no problems!



When I got up today I headed out for a longish run.  I went 11 miles. I did some of it on the road, heading south to the next town. It is somewhat strange knowing there is about a 1/4 mile of land between ocean and bay!!!  I went about 5 1/2 miles and turned around. When I got back to town I went down to the beach and did the last few miles on the beach.  I was very worn out, nothing like last week's 11 mile run!  I can't wait to see what tomorrow brings!

28 comments:

Marlene said...

Wow, it looks Beautiful!! ENJOY!

Nice job on the vacation runs!

MCM Mama said...

Fabulous! Enjoy the vacation!

Jill said...

I love all your great pictures. Getaways with girlfriends are the best. I am doing that in MAY on the Oregon coast and can't wait. Sounds like a wonderful 11 miler.

Tina @GottaRunNow said...

Fun place to run!

HappyTrails said...

Sweet, sweet, sweet! Sounds like a wonderful time in a wonderful setting. Gorgeous sunset photo - WOW!
Kathleen

Christina said...

I've heard so much about Outer Banks. One of these days I want to run there too.

Char said...

What a beautiful spot to run in. How lucky you are!

Johann said...

Wow, that looks and is great! You are so lucky. Enjoy!

Running Through Life said...

The scenery looks beautiful! Have a great vacation.

Pat said...

Wow, gorgeous sunset. I've never heard of the Outer Banks and had to Google it! A vacation with just girlfriends - that's a dream vacation.

Julie said...

I am officially jealous!! I am so glad that you had a wonderful time...we all need vacations like this one:) Lovely pictures too!

Michelle said...

Awesome! Enjoy your SB! Great pictures.

Anne said...

Sounds like an amazing spot...with great company! Enjoy enjoy enjoy!!! Thanks for the pics :)

Molly said...

beautiful photos, love the one of you running : )

have fun with the gals!!!

Staci Dombroski said...

How gorgeous!!!

Monica said...

I am so envious of your beautiful running scenery. Enjoy! Enjoy! Enjoy your spring break. You deserve it!

Amy said...

Love the pictures! Sounds like a great place for spring break - perfect running weather! Enjoy the rest of your week.

I Run for Fun said...

Wow! Sounds like the perfect vacation. Beautiful pics! The sunset is spectacular. And sleeping on the porch sounds amazing...though it was cold. Glad you were able to do a long run. I love long runs on vacation...they seem so much more fun, not like work!

Enjoy the rest of your vacation!

Lisa said...

Gorgeous. Sounds like a fun getaway!

Katie A. said...

That place is beautiful!!! Enjoy your time away and your runs - you deserve it!! Happy Monday and vacation :)

Ewa said...

Now if I were there I am sure even my achilles tendon would not stop me from running. What a wonderful place. Thanks for the photos. There is nothing better than a few days with gals.
I think I need a vacation.

newrunner said...

Your photos are beautiful. Looks like a great place to get nice long runs in. Have a great time!

Heidi said...

Oh what a beautiful vacation spot. I so wish I was there with you.

Emz said...

YAY for a non-treadmill run. Looks beautiful!

Darlene said...

Sounds like a great vacation spot.

lindsay said...

i love the beach. have never been to the outer banks - but been to beaches "nearby" / on the carolina coasts.

i love that the first thing you did was go for a run! that's awesome :)

Monica said...

Our school year starts towards the end of August and we get out at the very end of May.

Isla Mae said...

wow! looks like fun! wish i was there... i'm doing my things! have fun and say hello to everyone.