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We have returned from our whirlwind trip to Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. We had a lovely time and enjoyed some beautiful beach weather–hot, humid, and mostly sunny. The tallest brick lighthouse in North America was enchanting, and so were the little towns. Unfortunately we didn’t get to windsurf because the wind wasn’t quite enough. So, we’ll have to save that for next time. Here are some pictures of our beautiful and quiet location.lighthouse.jpg
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My First Race

Today, July 4, 2007, was the date of my first official run! Sure, I’ve run the 1 mile at HVA on Olympic Day and other such school-sponsored events, but this was my first real-world event, and the longest distance run I’ve done: 5K! I know that to most people that sounds really small and insignificant, but it sure was a big deal to my non-trained, non-runner body! 🙂 Robby, Meredith, Adam, and I all ran the 5K in Williamsport, MD to benefit the Hagerstown Community College Track and Tennis Team Scholarships–whoop whoop! I beat my best time by several minutes! Even with walking about half and jogging about half, I still came in at 33:21. My previous best time (in practice) was at least 36 minutes, and that course was a bit short. Anyway, here are some pictures of the big event!

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Adam, Meredith, and Robby all came in about 12 minutes faster than me

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Keepin’ Busy

Well folks, it’s been a busy couple of weeks. On our 9-year anniversary we went to Shepherdstown for dinner and stayed at the Historic Hilltop House in Harpers Ferry, WV in a really cool room where Clinton and other people have probably stayed. (We know they’ve stayed at the hotel, and it was the best room, so they probably stayed in our room!) Then I began a bunch of big cleaning and organizing projects. Here is a picture of our new bedroom furniture!! Happy 9th Anniversary Jason and Jen! 🙂

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