What a beautiful day it was today! Clear blue skies, cripy morning quickly turning to warm with a cooling breeze when it was breeze. We had breakfast at the Inn. I had some of the BEST granola ever. I wonder if they buy it or if it is homemade. I had it with yogurt and a fresh fruit salad. Then they made us a very respectable single serving size of a cinnamon wheat waffle along with two sausage links. And the maple syrup was on the side in a little single-serving ounce size ramekin. I was so happy that breakfast was so healthy!
It was also a terrific day for a run today. After I let breakfast digest for an hour, I managed about 6 miles in an hour ten. Yes it was slow but I felt so good. I ran according to my HR and I could have run much longer. Tomorrow, I plan on running long so I decided to be conservative today. The only downside was that I chose a route that was on a main road and there were lots of cars whizzing by. But the drivers here seem to be used to runners and they did a careful job of slowing down and giving me some space.
After the run, we sat and relaxed and then went shopping. Let me just say that it was a good day for shopping in Boothbay Harbor! We visited a few stores and got hungry so we went to the Lobster Dock on the other side of the Damariscotta River. Which mean that we had to walk the narrow wooden footbridge of the aforementioned river. Which meant that I was none too happy about it. Managed to make it across and ended up at the Lobster Dock and had a hot lobster roll. Wow. A new way to eat lobster. Fresh lobster with a drizzle of butter and served in a totated hot dog bun. It was delicious! We also got some onion rings which turned out to be battered and so-so. But the fries were deceptively dull looking and were really good! We also ran into our friend Derek - the groom of the wedding party - and his entire family. So we sat with them until they had to go. It was beautiful. I took a lot of pictures so I will post them when I get a chance.
Then it was back over that stoopid footbridge. I couldn't get over it fast enough. Then it was back to shopping mode. We ended up going from store to store and picked up some postcards, a few cards (which I collect as I see ones that I like because you can never have enough cards), a couple of gifts for some friend's children, a pair of shoes, etc.
Then we ended up at The House of Logan. Yah. Sounds a bit hokey. I thought it would be a good place for Joseph who always manages to patiently follow me from store to store, keeping his good humor, cracking jokes, etc. And it was. We ended up with a sweater and a nice silk tie with donuts and coffee print on it. Then we hit the women's section and JACKPOT!! I met a woman named Candice and she was awesome. She brought me outfit after outfit and made me try them on. I swear, I think she was living vicariously through me.
Anyway, while I was in the dressing room, Joseph got tired of seeing me in flip flops and ran across the street to Slicks, where I had bought a pair of shoes earlier and brought a pair of blacks shoes back that I had tried on but didn't buy. And they were the right size! He's just too wonderful for words!!!
And I tried on dress after dress and they looked good with the shoes! I ended up with some nice pieces for more dressy occasions and a couple of dresses I can wear to black tie or other formal events. I was soooo happy! I will wear one of the dresses to the wedding instead of my less than desirable ones that I brought with me from home.
Then it was back to the Inn and we went over to the Welch House where the entire wedding party is staying for a cocktail reception. The best part is that this B&B is right next to where we are staying. We basically dropped our stuff off, changed out of our t-shirts into something clean and more presentable, and just sort of uh... walked over. Took 5 minutes. How happy happy were we?? Yah. VERY Happy Happy!
After the party, we went to dinner at Kaler's with our friend Doug and his family. You have to see this family. It is probably one of the best looking families. Not to mention that Doug looks like Mitt Romney the venture capitalist millionaire! So funny.
Tomorrow, we will do something of the same only a longer run and a wedding in the afternoon.
Fun fun fun!
Labels: Foodie, Training, Vacations