Monday, March 19, 2007

Things You Can Learn in Virginia

You can recover from an injury and train for a race and complete it, even if you don't completely believe you can.

You cannot use curse words. You can get a $50 fine (I did not).

You cannot speed on the highways, even by a few miles. You can get a ticket (I did).

You can hang out with friends for five days and it can feel like five minutes.

You can see snow at the beach.

You can drink beer after a race and never really know if you're pronouncing it's name correctly. (Yuengling; which, by the way, is made (I believe) in the home town of the fabulous Bre.)

You can spend five hours in a car with someone and not stop talking the entire time.

You can walk with your friends arm-in-arm to the starting line to keep warm, and then run off into the sunrise.

You can get over your fear of hot tubs.

You can eat and drink more in five days than you have in the last two months.

You can realize how great it is to have people that tell you you look nice. Every day.

You can be reminded how much you truly adore someone opening a door for you. Every time.

You can realize that renting a house with stairs is not a good idea for marathon weekend.

You can be lucky enough to witness someone making great changes in their life, and at the same time, see you have the power to do the same in your own.


Barbara Bruederlin said...

It sounds like you can learn to have a great time in Virginia! But I cannot believe you got over your fear of hot tubs. I will never ever stop cringing at the thought of skin flake soup.

Runner Girl FL said...

Good beer that Yuengling. The only brewery outside of Pottsville is here in Tampa. Yea!! Another thing I have in common with the fabulous Bre. (Their lager is my favorite)

e.b. said...

Glad you had a nice break.

A fear of hot tubs? That is a good thing to get over!

Danielle said...

I tried that beer when I was in has a nice flavor.

Fear of hot tubs...but they are so fun!! Snow on the beach is not a pleasant thing I wouldn't think!

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Sizzle said...

Virginia sounds pretty awesome judging from this post!

Bre said...

Haha! It sure is! That very beer was brewed literally around the corner from my apartment, don't you feel more fabulous by association already?


Joe said...

> You can be lucky enough to
> witness someone making
> great changes in their life,
> and at the same time, see
> you have the power to do
> the same your own.

I like that one!

justacoolcat said...

People are afraid of hot tubs?

I'm glad you had a nice vacation. Welcome back.

Ginger Breadman said...

pretty cool post - sounds like you had a really good time - one that will stay in your memory for a long time.

Celina said...

Sounds like an absolutely wonderful weekend!! Great friends are one of life's Best Treasures!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a wonderful time.

Backofpack said...

You can learn that life, in all it's subtleties, always has something to teach us!

afuntanilla said...

what was the fear of hot tubs?

great things to learn! great post!