Tuesday, December 2, 2008

The recap.

Yes, it is true. I attended my high school reunion over the weekend. I hinted at it in my last post and some of you have asked how it was. Well. Let me rewind and I'll get to that.

First, Thanksgiving. We headed to Long Island at 5pm on Wednesday. Worried about the potential traffic -- there is always traffic in the New York metropolitan area -- Owen checked all routes and determined that we would be best served by taking the Taconic Parkway, since I-87 was already backed up. Lo! He is a smart guy. We didn't have any traffic at all the entire trip. Lucky us!

On Thursday, I ventured out for a 4.5 mile run around the neighborhood in shorts. Sure, it was windy and my legs turned all red and blotchy but I am tough. Ha! So, the run was good and dinner that evening was yummy. I followed up on Friday with a 4 mile run, again in shorts, again ending up with red, blotchy legs.

We had a big family party to go to Friday evening (and I mean big -- Owen has 9 siblings and a few dozen first cousins), where we caught up with some extended family members. Lots of eating and chatting. Conal, however, spent the evening playing in the gym and generally having a great time. If you are interested in pictures, you can check them out here.

We left Long Island late Friday night and sailed home, making it back in less than 3 hours. Lucky us, again!

And that brings me to Saturday. The reunion. It was a significant one and for the longest time, I wasn't sure if I was going to go. I didn't go to the last one because, well, I was so over that whole high school thing. And I felt that way this time, too. Until I didn't. Until I decided I might like to see some of those people who were with me through the teen years. Plus, I had reconnected with a few people on Facebook. I know! Facebook! Sheesh.

So, I went. I had fun. Really! No kidding. I hung around with my former classmates and friends and we looked at old pictures -- Big hair! Big sweaters! Big socks! -- and recounted embarrassing stories. We laughed a lot. And I stayed out late, as in after midnight. You read that right, Internet. I didn't get home until 12:30. Crazy stuff for this happy runner!

All of that meant that, yes, I was in rough shape on Sunday and did little more than nap and go for my run. But it was worth it.

That was the weekend. I had a short run yesterday and I'm not sure what today will bring: I have a meeting with a potential new client so I'm a little nervous and preoccupied with that. Hmm . . . sounds like a run would do me well right about now. We'll see!

Enjoy the day!

13 comments:

Marcy said...

Sounds like a fantastic time! ;D

Vava said...

Glad you had a fun time! Good luck with the potential client.

J said...

I am glad that the time with your family went well and that you went to the reunion. Those can be scary to go to but then when you get there and there are people you know its fun.

Good luck with the new client and the run!

Roisin said...

I'm so glad it worked out well for you! Happy surprises like that are what makes life great.

I Run for Fun said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time. Good luck with your meeting!

Marlene said...

I think that's awesome!

Glad you had a good Thanksgiving wknd and a great time at the reunion!

BeachRunner said...

Reunion sounds really great. Good for you for going.

And I am glad to hear your trip to L.I. and back went so smoothly for you.

SLB said...

Sounds like you had a blast at the reunion but wearing shorts in NY, now that's tough!

JohnnyGo said...

Your Sunday schedule of Nap and Run sounds ideal to me. Why not make it a tradition?!

The Laminator said...

I've never been to a HS reunion, but yours sound like it was so much fun. Wonder if that changed your opinion of them any?

Diana said...

I'm so glad you had a good time!

X-Country2 said...

Sounds like a great weekend! I haven't done the facebook thing yet, but I may be the last person on earth who hasn't. :o)

Lori said...

It's so great that you went to your reunion. Glad you had a good time and a good Thanksgiving.

I missed my reunion last year because of our move abroad. I probably would have gone. I actually enjoyed high school minus all the teenage drama. :)

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