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65. go to a drive-in movie

When I wrote my 101 in 1001 list last fall, I included going to a drive in movie.  I thought it would be fun to do something different, but little did I know that when we moved, there would be only 30 minutes away!

A few weekends ago, we ventured to Monetta, South Carolina to visit The Big Mo. Before the summer temperatures got to be to warm we wanted to check this one off the list and surprisingly, the weather was pretty perfect for this kind of activity.  I actually got to use the blankets I brought thanks to a nice little breeze we had most of the evening.

To prep for our mini-trip, I made popcorn at home and loaded blankets and pillows into the back of the SUV {many people brought lawn chairs instead of watching from their cars}.  We also picked up sandwiches from Fresh Market on our way out of Augusta.  A great little picnic for a drive-in!

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The Big Mo 5 | Atwell AdventuresWhat we didn’t realize was that when you pay $8 you’re actually getting a double feature!  We went to see X-Men {which was great!}, and as it was finishing, they announced that Godzilla would be starting 20 minutes later.  G had already seen it and I probably wouldn’t have paid money to see it, but we decided to stay.  The intermission gave us plenty of time to head to the concession stand for necessities for round two: coke and funnel cake.  I ended up falling asleep for a few minutes during Godzilla, but that’s what happens when I’m out past 12am.

Have you ever been to a drive in?

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68. pick strawberries

Summer feels a little bit closer!

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And my fridge just got a little fuller with these beauties!

Yesterday morning my friend Laurel invited me to go pick strawberries with her family at Gurosik’s Berry Plantation in North Augusta.

Hanging out with a friend, crossing off one of my 101 in 1001 list, and picking up some more strawberries to make this drink?

Yes, please, and thank you!

It couldn’t have been a more beautiful morning.  We started picking around 10:30 so while it was warm, we were able to avoid the afternoon sun.

This was the first time I’ve been to a strawberry patch in the last few years and it didn’t disappoint.

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Now I’m searching for more recipes {although eating them on there own is not a bad way to enjoy them}…

What’s your favorite way to use fresh strawberries?

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51. run 6 miles

At the end of February when I finished the Couch to 5k training that I began in January, I thought I’d use the momentum I had going to begin the Couch to 10k training.  My goals were to be complete all the training {3 scheduled workouts a week} and cross off one of my 101 in 1001 list, run 6 miles. Last week I completed both {and actually did the 6 miles 3 times}!

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During the six week training, I walked/ran 86.89 miles, and also did an additional 27 miles of walking to hopefully meet my one of my April goals/101 in 1001 goals of walking 3 miles a day!  That’s 113.89 miles total!  This is the most consistently I’ve ever kept up with running {3 months, 8 days, and counting}.

For the final run of the training, Gary and I headed to the Augusta Canal Trail and did the trail 3 miles out and 3 miles back.

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This was our first time running on this trail so it was a good way to end the training – especially since the course was flat and shaded in alot of areas.  The views, sunshine, and other runners also helped a little!

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Augusta canal | Atwell Adventures 3I’m going to try to keep up with my 3 miles a day schedule and maybe do some longer runs on the weekend, but for now, I’m excited to rest a little!  And let’s not forget, I still have 10 miles and 13 miles that I want to accomplish on my 101 in 1001. {YIKES! What was I thinking?!}

ps – let’s give a big round of applause for G who did 6 miles twice last week without training.  #WhatAStud

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