Here are some lessons I learned from my good friend the weekend.
I timed myself for the first time since I started running again. I was very surprised. I thought I was going so much faster and further than I really was. I had been feeling so great about my running and was even considering doing a 10k or something. But, because I was upset that I hadn't been running as far as I thought I had, I pushed myself and ran the extra distance.
Lesson Learned: Sometimes I overestimate my abilities
Sunday Brunch at The Rose Garden
Lesson Learned: It is ALWAYS a good idea to reward yourself after eating healthy all week
Lesson Learned #2: Eggs Beni is always worth a 40 minute drive
360 view of the island
so many stairs
Lesson Learned: Don't go climbing castles after a HUGE meal
Lesson Learned: ALWAYS get the famous Mango Sorbet, even if you just ate a huge meal. Especially on a "cheat" day.
After Nakagusuku Castle, I stopped at this old house that is set up to show visitors what an Okinawan house looked like in ancient times. There was some sort of event going on, but I couldn't figure out what it was. They were handing out maps and there were signs with numbers pointing in different directions. I thought maybe it was a tour of homes type deal. No one spoke English, so I never figured out what was happening. People kept taking my camera and having me take pictures with people who were dressed up.
Lesson Learned: Sometimes you just have to smile and go with it
Lesson Learned: Not quite sure what happens at a shrine, but they sure are pretty
Lastly, Happy 238th Birthday to the Marine Corps and Happy Veteran's Day! Thank you to all those who have served past, present, and future.
So very thankful for my cute Marine