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Monday, August 10, 2009

Weekend in the Jerz!

So week 7 of training came to a close with 2 workouts. No, not missed, but workouts done.
Work, dammit, got in the way.

Friday came, and D and I went to Newark to drive to the Jersey Shore for a wedding. To be honest, I was not thinking this was going to be great, because who selects New Jersey for a destination wedding? But, I was wrong, it was gorgeous and the weather was great.

Due to the lovely 2 people working at Avis on a Friday afternoon, it only took 1 hour to get my car which I had a reservation for. Seriously, when someone (worker) calls a manager to get out and help and they don't, it gives great confidence. Because of the long wait, I was tired and forgot to look at the car before I got in it and missed the lovely dent on the back, that they said I put in upon the return. Ugh! I don't think I have to pay though, as I asked where the paint from something hitting it was, and signed something saying I was not in any accident.

OK, so we started on the Jersey Turnpike right as rushhour began so it took 2 hours to go 50 miles. D and I did manage to get showered and dressed in time to go to the Beach BBQ. We saw Bride and Groom (A and E) and had a great time (read...got way drunk).
J, me and J

Me convinced D didn't take any pictures of me, so self-portrait

Saturday, I got up and put on my running clothes, went and paid the hotel way too much for some Advil, and went to find breakfast. After 40 minutes at the worst-serviced restaurant, we got our food. I kid you not, in 40 minutes, 3 meals came out. How long does it take to make over easy eggs? Then we walked around, and then went on a walk to find toothpaste (taken by TSA on the way to NJ, not taken on by TSA on the way to ATL). We found it at a convenience store, but had no cash and they didn't take Visa, so we continued our walk. After 1.5 miles we found some. So after everything was said and done, we walked 2.6 miles and burned 500 calories. Did we walk on the boardwalk, or along the beach...no, D and I walked on the road. I'm not quite sure why, but that's the way we roll.

A nap later we went to the tiki bar and had a beer, and chatted with friends. Then we got ready for the wedding. The ceremony was beautiful. It was about 75 degrees overlooking the beach/ocean, the judge was personable, A was gorgeous, and in all the years I've known E, I've never seen him smile so much.

Cocktail hour was fun. I spent a lot of time talking to my first roommate out of college, C. I hadn't seen her in about 7 or 8 years. Over the years we drifted, but we picked right back up, like we never had. It is wonderful to have friends like that. C and her husband T, who I went to school with are the type of couple who make marriage look so easy. They can look at each other from across the room, and you just feel the love (yes, I'm cheesy,but it is so true). I only hope that D and I have that same look. Back to the wedding...
Me and C
So cocktail hour was over, so off to the reception. Food rocked. Booze flowed, dancing ensued. A lot of fun. The reception I think was 4 or 5 hours, so I danced and drank. My feet are blistered and if I ever see the snake skin heels I had, it will be too soon. Cute shoes, but painful.

C and I dancing/singing to I Will Survive. Were we talking about my shoes/feet?Me and D

Off to the tiki bar for more drinks, and then to bed. Sunday was a boring trip back home. Then we picked up the pups. Short scare there. I stopped short, and Porter was standing in the back seat. Somehow she landed in the wheel well belly side up, with 3 legs up and one leg not. The squeals coming from her caused me to hit the brakes and stop in the middle of the road. Luckily, there was no one behind me. I managed to pull over to the side of the road, while D freed her pinned leg. Then he got her out of the car and she was fine. The squeals still haunt me though. Guinness of course was oblivious and was ticked I wouldn't roll down a window.

Nothing much else. Week 8 starts this week

I hope everyone had a great weekend.


Viv said...

Looks like a great time, except for all the waiting and waiting but fun was had fo sho! Sometimes life gets in the way of tri training. It is all about the balance which I never freaking found..LOL!

Missy said...

Why is it that a wedding dance floor always has like two chicks on it?! I, too, am usually one of the two. Sounds like a good time...flowing cocktails, yes please.

mommie2lea said...

Damn, Girl, I couldn't WALK in those heels let alone DANCE in them... congrats!

Great photos! I hope your blisters heal quickly. And what the %^*$$ is up with the ridiculous prices for pain killers... they wanted $3.00 for 4 Aleve tablets at the zoo this weekend. NO WAY.

Viper said...

Driving back from NYC, I found it strange that there is a town in PA called Jersey Shore ... and it is far from any shore I could envision. Perhaps it was Jersey Shore prior to global warming?