Arrrrrrrrgh!!! (said in my best pirate voice)

Last Friday, Jay and I packed up and headed to the outer banks so I could run the 3rd Annual OBX Half Marathon on Sunday. Jay had never been to the OBX before so I was excited to show him the sights. We were joined by Kathleen & Bill, Amy & Matt, Tera, Lee & Andrew, and Allyson, John & Elizabeth. We had an awesome house about 75 yards from the water and only 4.5 miles away from the start line of the race.

Highlights from the trip included kayaking for Jay and Kathleen on Saturday, having our friends Jackie, Jamie and a few others over for a pre-race pasta carb up dinner on Saturday night, visiting the aquarium in Manteo with Elizabeth & Andrew, and a stop at the Wright Brothers Memorial on Sunday on our way out of town. Oh yeah, and I finished the race in two and a half hours, not too shabby considering I am running for two these days!

The race had a pirate theme this year, so there were pirates galore at the expo and along the course and the finisher's medal is shaped like a treasure map. They even gave out a prize to the best runner in pirate costume. Unfortunately I didn't have time to put my look together for that. Guess there is always next year!

Hanging at the beach:

The proud race finishers (serious and silly):

The NC Aquarium:

The Wright Brothers Memorial:

Who could resist a photo opportunity like this?:

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Dave & Charlotte said...

Haha. Hilarious! Nice spaceman shots! How awesome are the Outer Banks - we were there for the first time a few weeks back.. beautiful part of the world.