Late Nights and Long Runs

Since moving to Fredericksburg, I’ve had a lot of late nights and long runs.  Let’s start with the long runs.

I’ve recently gotten into the habit of running long races–some of my favorites include the Richmond Marathon and Rock n’ Roll Marathon in Washington, DC.  Most of my friends know that the marathon in DC almost destroyed my soul.  It wasn’t until I moved here that I started getting the running “itch” again.  Within 5 days I had signed up for the 20-mile Stonewall Jackson Ambulance Run.

The Stonewall Jackson Ambulance Run literally follows the route of Jackson’s ambulance when he was injured as well as runs through the Spotsylvania and Chancelorsville Battlefields of the Civil War #HistorySwag.  In preparation, I’m running as much as I can– but gosh, I’m sooooo slowwww.  Painfully  slowwww….

Here’s a random pic of someone’s front yard on a run last week (the fall time makes my heart happy)

The race is October 6th so stay tuned–Like all my races, I’m taking my phone so I’m sure I’ll get some good shots.

Other than running (a lot), I’ve been having a lot of late night adventures.  I guess that’s what you get when you work in Student Activities.

This past week we had J Chris Newberg and the Vespers on campus.

J Chris Newberg was a comedian on last season’s “America’s Got Talent.”  I got to spend some time with him and he’s a really nice guy.  But his show is like a fatal car crash–you cringe at almost everything but you can’t help but watch.

The Vespers are an up and coming band who reign from Nashville, Tennessee. In my opinion, they’re a weird mix of Eisley and The Band Perry.

Every single one of them knows how to play the banjo. I loved it.  Remember when I took piano lessons?  Banjo lessons are next.

My other late nights have consisted of student meetings, girl talk over wine, and exploring.  Lots of exploring. Whether it’s chatting with good friends over Mexican Bulldog(s) or taking long walks on a campus jam-packed with history–I’m loving this place more and more every day.

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