Friday, June 5, 2009


Across THIS:

It is the Charleston Cooper Bridge. I have been wanting to try running it since we got here, and today being our last day I decided it was time to go for it! The bridge has a pedestrian walk way and a bike trial going across it. One way is 2.5 miles.

I ran across it and back, making a total of 5 miles. Oh yeah, did I mention that it also has EIGHT lanes of traffic and it 200 feet above the ocean?!

Yeah, I felt pretty darn hardcore. Talk about adrenaline rush. It was AMAZING! And such a good view!

I wanted to take my camera while I was running, but I really didnt want to drop it into the ocean or anything. So i figured that it was probably best to just leave it in my car where it would be safe and sound.

I did take a video of me driving back across after the run, just so you guys could see how crrrazzyy it was! Im not sure if it is working or not, but I'll try:

This morning before the run I had my usual breakfast while I am here:


When I got home I got ready and we went to Fort Sumter. It is an old fort off of Charleston Harbor that was used during the Civil War. We took a boat to get to the harbor and spent a few hours there.






Here is me being VERY annoyed with my mom for not listening to me, but playing it off as a joke :)


paparazzi pic, captured by my sister:


Back on the boat on the way back:


Hiding from the rain:


We didn't end up getting back home until almost 230! So we were all STARVED. And I don't know about you guys, but every single person in my family inherited that gene that makes you really really cranky when your hungry.

I finally got some sandwich stuff, so I was able to fix up a pretty legit sammie for lunch.


Turkey on Wheat with Lettuce, Tomato, Cheese, and Mustard. All toasted up!

My sister and I had planned on going out for sushi last night, but the weather got pretty bad and I didn't really feel like driving all the way back into Charleston. So we went to eat with the parents instead. We plan on going for sushi tonight.

Here is me and Sister #1 all dressed up for dinner:


And sister's #2 and #3:


Now its off to soak up as much sun as possible on the last day! Tomorrow we go home!

Hope everyone is having a great FRIDAY!

Lots of Love, <3 Ems.


Jenny said...

that run sounds INCREDIBLE girlie .. i was so siked to finally see you live in video but its not working :( needless to say i am super dissapointed right now.

so jealous of your trip right now babe, wish i was there with your gorgeous face.. love you!

The Novice Berker said...

Aww, the video isn't working for me either, but that bridge looks HARDCORE. You are insane, I'd be so afraid to look anywhere except forward!! Seriously though, I bet the views of the water were beautiful. What an awesome run!

Hope sushi tonight is bomb, and have a safe trip home tomorrow!!

P.S. You and your sisters are way, way cute!!

Anna said...

that bridge looks AWESOME. being a runner and a civil engineer, I definitely want to try what you did there.

your trip sounds amazing. I hope your having as much fun as it looks!

Amanda said...

ahhh everything looks so beautiful! makes you really appreciate how good everything is.

congrats on running the bridge! that must have felt incredible!

janetha said...

love the run sights! you have a plethora of girls in your fam! you are all super cute. i hope you get your sushi soon!

Anonymous said...

What an amazing run! I don't know how I would feel about that...I'm scared of heights!

Sandwiches = Ideal food when I am starving!

Anonymous said...

What an AWESOME route for a run! I would love to run across that bridge everyday. I would never get bored with that beautiful scenic view and all that traffic.

Glad to hear you enjoyed your day today. I remember learning about that fort in history class. Pretty neat that you got to tour it! Although I think I'd prefer your shopping trip from before, hehe. ;)

You are your sisters are ADORABLE. You all look so cute and pretty!

Enjoy the time you have left!


Amy said...

Ahh, I ran across that bridge last year! Isn't it CRAZY!?! And it's HARD too, I give you props for running down AND back. I could only make it halfway before I turned around, lol!

I love when you post pics of your family. You all are so cute! :)

Kristi @ Sweet Cheeks said...

SO fun!!! Cute pics girlie. Oh, and I totally have the "hungry b*tch" gene as well haha. :)

Bec said...

wow thats one intense bridge! Hope sushi is delic :)

Mica said...

Running across bridges is always fun and exhilarating, if not a little scary! I'm glad you had a good run at the beach.

Anonymous said...

ahh i love hardcore runs like that, so good to spice it up and feel your inner true self come ouT!
safe travels home lovahhH!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE your new layout! Adorable, and totally you.

Great run, girly! That bridge looks awesome but 8 lanes of traffic?! Intense! You ARE pretty hardcore, my friend.

Emily said...

Sounds like a great run and a super fun vacay!

Love the pics of you and your fam.

Hope you enjoy the rest of your time there!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you having a great family holiday.
Great job on that run.