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November 16, 2009

Happy morning to you all 🙂

This weekend was as relaxing as it gets. Enjoying family, friends, and the sun.

On Friday I went home to Columbia to stay at my parent’s house. In the morning I woke up and went out for a 3 mile run. It was misty all morning, but it actually felt good against my face. When I got back, my dad had a cup of coffee waiting for me. I bought him some coffee while I was in San Francisco from Blue Bottle Coffee. I kept hearing this was the best coffee place, and my dad is a coffee fanatic so I knew I had to get him some. The employee told me that Three Africans was a great blend, so I bought him that. My dad checked out their company on the website and it said that Three Africans does extremely well in a french press.  Therefore, my dad busted out his French Press that my mom got him when we lived in England, and I had a fresh cup of coffee in hand. I had never had coffee from a french press, and let it be known, I am in love. It created such a smooth and rich flavor and I proceeded to go to Target and buy myself a personal sized french press 🙂 It’s quick and simple and absolutely delicious!

Saturday night was reserved for girls night. We watched The Break Up and had pumpkin ice cream while all piled in on the couch. It’s nights like these that make you so thankful for your best friends. There’s nothing like a girls night in.

Sunday morning I woke up and went on another 3 mile run with Meg. I’m trying to get back into the swing of things on the running front. We ran down around the inner harbor and it was such a beautiful morning! The weather forecast was set for 68 and we couldn’t have been happier. I got home from my run and had a green smoothie in the beer glass I got from Foodbuzz Fest. haha.

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Laur, Meg, and I had plans to drive down to Salisbury for the day. Our field hockey team was in the elite 8 for NCAA playoffs and this was the only game we’d be able to get to. The day couldn’t have been more perfect for the occasion. We suited up in our old field hockey t shirts and drove down as alumni.

Driving across the bay bridge made me think of going back to school. sigh.

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We took our seats after saying hi to all the girls and cheered them on. It made me miss playing and being on the team with all the girls. Luckily, most of the ones I played with and graduated with are right here with me in Baltimore now. SUFH for life 😉

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They won 3-2 and are going up to Massachusetts next weekend for the final 4. I hope they bring home the big win and get a ring! During my 4 years there we won 2 National Championships, and it couldn’t have been a more amazing experience.

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For some additional news: I have decided to go on the Costa Rica trip.

I made the decision, and I couldn’t be happier! This is going to be a trip purely for myself. I’m not so keen on deep water or heights so much, and this trip includes surfing and zip lining. I am going to be pushing aside fear, and doing things that I normally would never see myself doing. I can’t wait for this incredible experience and to share everything with you guys ❤


27 Comments leave one →
  1. November 16, 2009 8:02 am

    Love seeing the SU shirts. I think I’ve told you before that I’m from Ocean City? And my brother goes to SU now!

  2. November 16, 2009 8:09 am

    Looks like you had a great weekend. I love girls’ night in…sometimes you just really need a relaxing time with your girls!

    I’m trying to step up my running, too. I think I need to invest in a Garmin because I keep getting confused about how far I’ve run.

    Costa Rica will be amazing! I’m so excited for you!

  3. November 16, 2009 8:29 am

    Looks like fun! Driving across the bay bridge reminds me of going to the beach during the summer. We used to go to Rehoboth every summer.

    Costa Rica sounds great. Have you been ziplining before? So much fun.

  4. shell625 permalink
    November 16, 2009 8:52 am

    i miss playing field hockey so much! that look likea lot of fun thoughh.
    yay for getting back on running track 🙂


  5. Megan permalink
    November 16, 2009 9:26 am

    Yay congrats to your team!! I hope they win tooo 🙂 I’m going to watch our cross country team at Nationals this weekend in Ohio! It’s always fun.. especially when they win!

  6. *Andrea* permalink
    November 16, 2009 9:37 am

    congrats to your team! you will NOT regret this trip – sounds beautiful and so fun

  7. November 16, 2009 9:53 am

    Was The Breakup on Lifetime? Because if so, I was also watching it 🙂

    I am so glad you’re going to CR! You are going to have a blast!

  8. November 16, 2009 9:55 am

    So cool about the Costa Rica trip! I just couldn’t be happier for you. What an adventure!

  9. November 16, 2009 10:00 am

    Sounds like you had a great weekend with fam + friends. Costa Rica??? Very cool!

  10. November 16, 2009 10:31 am

    It’s always so hard to go back and watch your old team play, it makes you miss it so much!
    I’m so jealous you’re going to Costa Rica! That sounds like it’s going to be an amazing trip!

  11. charmcitykim permalink
    November 16, 2009 10:40 am

    I think its awesome that you’re going to Costa Rica!

  12. charmcitykim permalink
    November 16, 2009 10:40 am

    … and I totally meant to comment about the french press. I’ve never used one before but someone recommended it to me. I totally want one. I’m a coffee junkie but hate the coffee at my office.

  13. November 16, 2009 12:05 pm

    yay for the Costa Rica trip!!! You’re going to have SO much fun! 🙂

  14. November 16, 2009 12:42 pm

    Hi Ash mash! I’m so glad you decided to go to Costa Rica!! I’m expecting lots of awesome updates and pictures of relaxation…if they allow it. Acutally scrap that, don’t take any pictures if it’s gonna be a hassle – this is a holiday!!!

    How sweet of you to buy your dad that coffee! My mom is totally a coffee addict too, so when I can, I bring her coffee from the US. (Selection of Coffee in Hong Kong is like…teeny!!) And I really love seeing pictures of your hockey team reunion. There is nothing more exciting than re-visiting old sports teams you were once part of. It is DEFINITELY bitter sweet though. I still wish that I were playing netball in High school! Gahhh…

  15. November 16, 2009 1:02 pm

    I played field hockey in middle school and was GOD awful.. I secretly just played so I could wear the cute plaid skirt 😉

    sounds like a fab weekend, honey! love ya!!

  16. November 16, 2009 1:24 pm

    that green monster/beer mug is awesome!! glad to hear that you are back at it with running 😉

  17. November 16, 2009 1:39 pm

    I grew up in Columbia! Where do your parents live (near which village?)

  18. lowandbhold permalink
    November 16, 2009 2:26 pm

    Sounds like such a fun weekend! And Costa Rica will be awesome. So excited for you 🙂

  19. Sweet and Fit permalink
    November 16, 2009 2:35 pm

    you have the best weekend plans!

    thats great that your dad liked the coffee you got him – I have always wanted to try making coffee with a french press, another thing on the to buy/to-do list!

  20. November 16, 2009 3:21 pm

    that green monster looks delish! my GM was a fail today.
    your weekend sounds so fun!

  21. November 16, 2009 7:43 pm

    woo hoo!! Glad you’re going on the trip! I’m also glad you had a great weekend – look at you with all of that cardio on the weekend! “Girl’s Nights In” are awesome – i’m having girls over for a pajama party Saturday – i’m pumped!!

  22. November 16, 2009 10:01 pm

    So where are you going in CR? I spent a month at a yoga retreat in Puerto Viejo. It was amazing. It was at Samasati Nature Reserve, I so wish I could go back and live there!

  23. November 16, 2009 10:36 pm

    That’s so nice! I can see that you’re having fun over the weekend!

  24. November 16, 2009 11:23 pm

    Love your chic smoothie;)

  25. November 17, 2009 12:28 am

    Oh it looks like you had a blast with your FH girlies! I love days like that! And good for you that you decided on going to Costa Rica! I’ve never been but I here it’s amazing. I can’t wait to see all the pics and hear about your adventures. BTW, love your shades. You look great in them :)!

  26. November 17, 2009 9:06 am

    That’s so exciting! One of my friends is studying abroad in Costa Rica next semester. You’re going to have so much fun!

  27. November 17, 2009 9:33 am

    what a great weekend and wohoo on costa rica!! It is such an amazing place, seriously you will never ever regret it.

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