Saturday, May 23, 2009

S^2 heads to the beach!!

I was EXHAUSTED yesterday! I definitely needed a rest day, and that's just what I did! The Rocket Scientist came over and we made some dinner (attempted buffalo chicken sandwiches...not the greatest, but they were okay) and we watched part of The Holiday before he headed home for the night. He and his family headed up to West Point this morning (by morning, I mean they left at 3:30 am!!) for his cousin's graduation. I, however, am not going because I'm going to the beach!! One of my friends from college has an aunt who has a condo in Ocean City, Maryland, and she's letting us stay there this weekend. So my friend with the aunt (Karilee), her sister (Kaytlyn), and my three year roommate from college (Sara) will be meeting there tonight. This is extremely exciting because I haven't seen my roommate since my birthday last year!! I think how we met is a fun story, so I shall share it with you.

Sara and I are actually total opposites in many fashions, but we also have certain key things in common, which is probably why we get along so well. During my freshman year of college, I decided to go through sorority recruitment because my mom was in a sorority in college and liked it, and since most of my friends were found through the marching band (where I played trombone!), I didn't have many female friends. I am NOT a "sorority girl" by any means so it was an interesting (and terrible!!) experience. However, I ended up in a sorority (Alpha Delta Pi, if there are any out there), so that was that.

During the first week of pledging, there was a huge combined bachelor/bachelorette party for one of the senior girls at a bar...we took buses to Baltimore and everything. We all met at the sorority house, dressed to head out for the night. I arrived to find that my fashion is so great, someone else had copied it:

We were wearing the EXACT same shirt! It was fate. (Please pardon the atrocious picture...Sara might kill me if she knew I put it up here!) Later in the semester, Sara started calling us "S^2" and we moved in together sophomore year and lived together throughout the rest of college. We made a video to "Just the Two of Us" by Will Smith with our own lyrics. Even though I left the sorority after sophomore year, we were still roomies and still call her other "roomie" to this day. It gets really confusing when I talking to people about my "roommate" and they don't realize that we don't live together anymore! Here we are five years later at the wine tasting party she hosted for my birthday last year:

Yay!! It's going to be so fun to have an S^2 REUNION this weekend! Especially at the beach since my Chicago-dweller self doesn't really go to the beach very often. Time to tan!


I did get a run in this was hot hot hot! That's what I get for leaving at 11, I suppose. Eight miles, trying to keep it relaxed. I ran on the trail that I found earlier this week, which was nice and shaded for the most part. Tons of bikers were out on the trail, but not a ton of runners...maybe the runners got out earlier since it was hot? Either way it was still fun to see lots of people out there!

Saturday, May 23
8.04 miles in 1:04:12, avg pace of 7:59

My pace coming up the long hill to my house was only 8:08, which I thought was great for running up the hill! It was hard, let me tell you! I'm going to adjust to these hills...some day!

Time to pack and head off to the BEACH!! Have an awesome weekend everyone!


  1. The beach sounds soooooooooooo fun! wish I could go! Have a blast and bring back pictures.

  2. Glad you got in a well-deserved rest day!

    Sounds like you are conquering those hills! Running at home in MI this weekend has been harder because it's more hilly than Columbus. Hills do make a difference!

    Hope the beach is great! :-)

  3. Have a great time at the beach and keep conquering those hills!!

  4. Awesome video. So very cute. Hope you're having lots of fun beach time. Great job with the hills. They do get easier with practice. Have a great weekend!

  5. I loved hearing about your first day on the job- I can't wait to be a nurse :)

    Have a great time at the beach!

  6. Have an awesome time at the beach! Ocean City is saweeeet. And enjoy catching up!

  7. Hope you are enjoying the beach and catching up. The hills will definitely help next year in Boston!

  8. Have fun at the beach! The heat is killing me too!

  9. You know I live in OC! I can't wait to see where you go!

  10. I still call my college roommate "roomie" too. It confuses a lot of people, especially now that I have other roommates. But she was my first and best roommate!

    Hope you had lots of fun at the beach!

  11. Oh my gosh, we had like the same 8-mile run on Saturday! Crazy!

    Have a fantastic time at the beach! I'm jealous.