Monday, April 2, 2012

Race Weekend!!

This Past weekend was absolutely amazing to say the least.  First off, I got to spend the weekend in my favorite city, Charleston, SC.  I missed all of the yummy food, the smell of the ocean, the tall Palmetto trees, and the cool brisk air brushing up against my neck.  I did not want to move away after college but I had to find a "big girl" job.  Well, I guess that I didn't have to leave but I didn't want to explain to my parents that I was going to stay in Charleston and work in food&bev (restaurant industry for y'all who don't get the lingo) after they just spent tons of money sending me away to college.  So, staying was not an option for me at the time.  Now that I've had time to evaluate things, I think that the quality of life is far more important than trying to stick to social norms.  I think that I could have used a break after college before going straight to work.
 I totally forgot to mention why I was in Charleston (sorry).  I went to run the annual Cooper River Bridge Run.  Every year tons of people (40k people this year) gather in "chucktown" to run the race.  For most people like myself the race is a good excuse to party, hangout with old friends, and hang on the beach.  I got to see a couple of my college roommates that still live in Charleston.  Let's just say that I'm jealous that they get to live in such a cool town AND I'm sad that I don't get to see them as much.  I miss my old roommies so much...they are such good people with sweet hearts and I wish that I had more time to catch up with them (Murp).  I'm kicking myself for loosing touch with them over the years but I'm hoping that we can rekindle our friendship and see each other more. 
I left the hotel Sunday kicking and screaming like a toddler being pulled away from the monkey bars.
Who knows, maybe I'll move back to Charleston one day but for now I'll just have to visit more often.
{old college stomping grounds}
{cool down after the race}
{my partner in crime LC tagged along}
{I was just jin this weekend NOT jinfitness.  Let's just say that I drank most of my calories}
{cool bar}

Are you still close with your college roommate(s)?


the lovebirds said... Best Blogger Tips

wow- what a babe! you are rocking that dress. I absolutely LOVE the color of it. Where did you find that? What a cute post. xo

Elsha.Rae said... Best Blogger Tips

k you are gorgeous! i want your hair, and your flawless skin haha! im glad you had a great weekend!

Jin said... Best Blogger Tips

@Elsha.Rae Thanks girlie!!!

Jin said... Best Blogger Tips

@the lovebirds I found my dress at a thrift store, I'm glad that you like!

Chandra said... Best Blogger Tips

That maxi dress looks too cute on the color! And yes, Charleston is a cool place to hang out. I like to go bar hoppin' when I'm there too:D

Faith said... Best Blogger Tips

You are so gorgeous! Loving both the outfits you wore!

Glad you had a fabulous time!

I am still close with my college roommates :)

★ JASMINE ★ {BarbieBombshell} said... Best Blogger Tips

you look gorgy hun! that dress is to die for and the color look fantastic on you!

Yolandaas said... Best Blogger Tips

You look stunning hun! And I just have to say your hair suits you so well and it's gorgeous.. xx

Harlem Green said... Best Blogger Tips

great pitures!

Jessica said... Best Blogger Tips

I love running and meeting other runners! And, no, don't keep in contact with college roommates. I kind of left college abruptly. Wish I did though....-Jessica


The Not Quite Military Wife said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm a new follower of yours and got soo excited when I saw you standing next to a CofC sign! I went there for college and was actually raised in Mt Pleasant. Got married and moved away, but still love love love Charleston! Hope you had a great time!