My lag time for these month in review posts is not great. I want you to know that I’m working on it, but also that I don’t care that much, so don’t expect too much of an improvement next month.
So, May. Here we go:
It kicked off with Basecamp. That’s when I spend about a week on campus to wrap up the previous semester (giving presentations, working through simulations, etc.) and start the next semester (usually with lectures from my new instructors). It was my second-to-last Basecamp and boy, could I feel it! I’ll be done in August and just want this program to end. This semester, I’m taking Health Law, Leadership Journaling (which I have every semester and call Book Club), and my Capstone course which involves writing a business plan that I can’t talk about because it’s a real thing with real competition.
On a related note, we booked a vacation to celebrate finishing my masters and our fifth anniversary! It will be our first real vacation (more than a long weekend or a family function) since our honeymoon and I. cannot. wait. I’ll blog about it after, but booking it was obviously an event in itself.
Richie went to up to PA to visit his family (and see some friends). It also included a jaunt to his parents’ (newly renovated!) condo on the beach in Ventnor, NJ. I was bummed to miss it (for Basecamp, which is very mandatory).
I went to a bodybuilding competition. Yep, you read that right. My incredibly fit and inspiring friend Christina competed in the Figure category (competitors are judged from all angles and the goal is to have an athletic appearance – wide shoulders with slim hips and thighs) and I went to support her. After my initial discomfort and awkward giggles at the beefy men in sparkly Speedos, I got really into it and enjoyed myself! And Christina came in third!
Some things we did around Durham/the Triangle:
We caught up with some friends at the Bull City Ciderworks tour. We had been there before, but didn’t go on the (very small, very short, but) very interesting tour. They have lots of ciders to try, but my favorite is Steep South (infused with black tea and honey).
from their website
We went to the quarry for the first time this season. It was so refreshing!
Dustin, one of the OG Beer Runners who unfortunately moved to Brooklyn last summer, came to visit! It gave us an excuse to have a great night on the town complete with drinks at the Counting House at 21C, dinner at Dashi‘s izakaya, and ice cream at The Parlour.
Running of the Bulls 8k happened! I ran slower than last year, but still finished in under an hour, which was my goal. It was hot.
Our friend Lauren hosted her annual birthday float on the Haw River in Saxapahaw. It’s always a great time.June has already been pretty awesome–you should really look forward to the report in July.