Wednesday, August 15, 2012

My summer 'vacation'

Despite this summer being extremely busy...some fun things also took place (including a few races!):

- Races: I ran the Frederick 1/2 Marathon in May and the Baltimore 10 miler in June.  One of my co-workers was injured and couldn't run the Bmore 10 miler, so I took her bib. 

After the Frederick 1/2...I missed a PR by 50ish seconds...but I was still happy about my time!

- Family: My sister, Sara, (who has been in Korea for the past year) came home for a few weeks, so I took some time off of work to hang out with her and the rest of the fam.

Sara and I at Kennywood

Mom, Sara and I at the Lady Antebellum concert (an awesome group!)

The fam in Pittsburgh at the top of the incline (Go Steelers!)

- BRAND NEW CAR:  Meet Avy, our 2012 Dodge Avenger (and our first new car for both Andrew and I).  It's my baby :)

Love that car :)

A (small) vacation:  Since there was only a short time between my class ending and Andrew starting school, we decided to do a small weekend getaway to a bed and breakfast in Cape Charles, VA.  We relaxed, went on a kayak wine tasting (you kayak to the vineyard...) and ate a lot of good food.

The view..

Yummy wine at the vineyard

After a fancy dinner out where we had!

- Anatomy and Physiology: maybe this wasn't exactly 'fun', but I was able to get this extremely difficult class over with in eight weeks (instead of the normal 3-4 month semester).  It was really intense and between class, lab and studying I put in around 30 hours a week (on top of my full time job).  But I think I'll use pretty much everything I learned...which is always good :)

The fall semester starts in two weeks, and I also start a new work schedule where I get every Friday off (yay) but have to work 10 1/2 days (boo).  

What have you been up to this summer?  Anything fun and exciting?