Wednesday, November 15, 2017

OBX Pre-Race in Pictures

I had a busy and fun birthday weekend.  As you know from my previous post, I ran the Outer Banks Marathon with my Running Buddy.  Here is a little preview of how the weekend went Pre-Race.


We left Friday afternoon to head down to OBX. We stopped at a winery on the way down and then stopped to pick up our race packet at the expo that was not anything special. 



We found a good seafood restaurant close to the hotel and had a nice dinner before calling it a night. I chose the scallops over grits and it was delicious.

Saturday morning we woke up and went to a Pancake House before getting on the road to our next adventure. We were going to go on a sightseeing tour to see wild horses on the beach. This would have been a lot better had it been nice out. It was in the 40's and it was very windy. 

The car we rode in was an over-sized Hummer that didn’t even have windows. They did offer blankets but they didn’t help much. 



After a two hour tour seeing only a handful of horses I was over it. We were so cold after the tour that we decided the next activity we would do would have to be something inside. 



 We went to this local café for lunch and had some Pho to warm up and split some pumpkin cheesecake for dessert.  After lunch we went back to the hotel and I had my first birthday surprise. 


There were a bouquet of flowers and a balloon in our room when we arrived back from the tour. My friend is so thoughtful!  

 Later that evening we went to the movies to see Daddy’s Home 2. That was hilarious! We split popcorn while watching the movie and we were not hungry for dinner after having a big lunch and a late snack.

We got back to the hotel and got our stuff around for the marathon for the following morning. We had planned to go down to the hotel’s restauruant later if we got hungry, but the later it got the more tired we got and decided to just go to bed instead.

The morning of the race I woke up and I thought I was going to be a lot hungrier than I was but I wasn’t. I didn’t even eat my whole bagel with peanut butter that I planned to eat.


  After getting ready in the bathroom I came out and saw another birthday surprise on my bed.  Those small bags were my favorite treats of Swedish fish and sour patch kids (tropical flavor which were delicious) and a box that looked like it could have been a pair of sneakers(which I got last year from him). But they were even better. 


They were a pair of LL Bean moccasin slippers.  They would be perfect for after the marathon. And they were, so comfy! After having some more coffee we were out the door.  I had a fun few days leading up to the race but race day was even better!  You can read about that HERE!  -M


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