Cooper River Bridge Run

Back in January, Taylor and I decided that we wanted to participate in the 39th annual Cooper River Bridge Run with his family. The course is a 10K (6.2 miles) that goes over the Ravenel Bridge and through downtown Charleston.  Bi-Lo and Boeing were the two largest sponsors of the event.

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The night before the race we did what every racer does and loaded up with carbs! We chose to eat at an Italian restaurant called Mondos, which is on James Island. Taylor’s family has been visiting Folly Beach for years and never heard of it until recently. The place has been around since 1998 and has become so popular that  you absolutely need a reservation in order to eat.

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We started off with some appetizers and complimentary bread. The bread was so fresh and some of the best we’ve ever been served.

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Since we each ordered something different for our meals, we were able to pass around our dishes and taste everything! We all really enjoyed our dinner and had plenty of leftovers to take home with us.

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If you’re planning on visiting the restaurant, they are only open for dinner Monday, Tuesday, and Saturday. They serve lunch along with dinner on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

The next day was race day! When we registered for the race we had high hopes of running, but January came… then February was here and gone…and then March flew by…needless to say we didn’t train and ended up walking!

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The weather was calling for non-stop rain during the day, and while it was raining when we woke up it miraculously disappeared when everything began!

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We had a ton of fun enjoying the views and walking together.

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This is not an easy course, but it’s definitely a fun one! If you’re looking for something flat, this would not be for you.

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Over 35,000 people completed this race, which is insane! It’s an event that people travel to from all over the world to complete every year. We can’t wait to do it again, but maybe we’ll actually train this time and run it! 🙂

 

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