Tales From the Back of the Pack

Tales From the Back of the Pack

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Labor Day Weekend

Yesterday's Labor Day was exactly how I want to remember spending the Last Day of Summer: with family & friends at the beach. 
BD and the nephew invited me & the Puff (mostly the Puff though, but they said I could come too, ha ha) to join them for a day at Seal Beach. 

A day at the beach with someone else besides me to do all the heavy lifting? Heck YES! 

BD does NOT: 1. start his day late.  We were the first ones on scene yesterday. As much as this is annoying when you have to wake up at the crack of dawn on your day off, it's nice to be able to claim the perfect spot for the day. 
and 2. show up to the beach unprepared. The EZ up, the chairs, tables, cooler, towels, blankets. It's tiring just thinking about it. On our last day at the beach I schlepped all of the above myself. It's not fun. I was so thankful the boys were on hand to carry it all. 

Before the crowds arrived, we had the surf all to ourselves! Slowly but surely came the masses.
The nephew is freshly out of a relationship, so all of a sudden he does not mind hanging out all day with his old Auntie & Uncle and 9 year old cousin. I'm loving it. He'll have a girlfriend again soon and then we won't see him for a long time. Ahh, to be young and handsome!
After fighting the rip tides all day we treated ourselves to In-N-Out Burgers on the way home. Double-double and fries--both animal style,  is the way to go. Plus a chocolate shake for the Puff.
While we were eating I looked out the window at the cars in the drive-thru line: it was my brother and nephew Peter! Lol...everybody had the same hankering yesterday! I made my brother wave like this until I could get the picture just right. The sun was so bright that either the restaurant or his car was being washed out. I'm lucky that so many people in my life will humor me for my little blog. 

And well, after all the fun we had yesterday, I just couldn't get up to run this morning. I was way too exhausted. And sunburnt! Somehow I forgot to apply any sunscreen to the tops of my feet and to one spot on the back of my neck. Both areas are sore and hurting today. 

I will try to run again tomorrow. I will definitely run tomorrow morning. 

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