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(Wedding Singer reference? Anyone? Nobody?)
Labor Day Weekend typically signals the end of summer; the last weekend of fun in the sun before everyone settles back into their fall routines. Personally, I absolutely refuse to believe that summer is coming to an end, despite what my neighbors tree seems to think, what with it’s brightly colored orange and yellow leaves. Regardless, we spent Labor Day weekend doing the same thing almost half of New England does:
we went to Maine.
We ran around the waterfront. We basked in the sunshine on Old Port. We drank some good beer, and some not so good beer. We spent time with family. It was a fantastic end-of-Summer-celebration…even though I’m still adamant that summer isn’t over YET. This post has no real substance beyond photographic evidence of what I did on my weekend, but sometimes it’s fun to share none the less.
Portland makes me smile because it’s so…strange. Beautiful, coastal Maine with a giant splash of “I don’t care what anyone thinks of me” uniqueness.
3.5 gorgeous waterfront miles at a 7:58 pace that reminded me I haven’t been running much lately. (In other words, it hurt.)
Geoff trying to teach me his new wall technique. I’ve yet to master it. Unless of course, face plant in the dirt is part of the technique…
So instead I played on my nemesis, the monkey bars. Over and over and over again. So much easier when you aren’t faced with burpees or a giant pool of water underneath…
We found whales on walls, massive cruise ships in Old Port, and 99 cent Labatt’s pints in a sea full of microbrews that simply couldn’t be turned down, because even bad beer is good when it’s under a buck.
There was coffee and good food and making fun of me because I don’t drink coffee.
There was laughter, a lot of love, and much, much needed downtime. And the realization that holy cow, another summer has passed and I still have absolutely no idea where I’m going. But it’s OK, because it’s not always about having a plan, it’s about being happy with where you are right now.
Because all any of us have is right now.