A few things I’m going to miss about Maryland

Since I’m officially moved to North Carolina (as of yesterday), I thought I would list the things that I’m going to miss about good ol’ Maryland.

1. My family.

 

What I won't miss about Baltimore are those yucky Ravens fans ;) Except Mom. And Sara. They're Ok ;)
What I won’t miss about Baltimore are those yucky Ravens fans 😉 Except Mom. And Sara. They’re Ok 😉

 

Mom and I :)
Mom and I 🙂

 

Is it normal for a 28-year-old to have a ‘I miss my Mommy’ moment a few hours after driving away from your parents house?! Having my parents around has been awesome. My Mom is the coolest person to be around and my favorite wine drinking buddy, and my Dad has been one of my favorite running buddies since forever. It’s going to be really hard to have them so far away, but any time they want to move to North Carolina that would be great 😉

2. The running group.

At the Baltimore 10 Miler start line
At the Baltimore 10 Miler start line
Typical runner selfie at the start line :)
Typical runner selfie at the start line 🙂

This awesome group of people has pushed me to be my best in the running realm. And they’re also just really fun to be around. We’re already discussing the possible races we can run together in North Carolina (ahem::Tarheel 10 Miler…which is so much more fun than Boston. Maybe? Just kidding…I’ll be searching for another race that doesn’t conflict 🙂 ).

3. CRABS (and good seafood). No one does crabs (and crab cakes, crab soup, etc) the way Maryland does. I tried to get my fill before I left but it’s never enough.

These are a few of my favorite things...
These are a few of my favorite things…
Real crab cakes can only be found in Baltimore, trust me.
Real crab cakes can only be found in Baltimore, trust me.

4. This girl (and her kiddos).

 

Megan and I after the Disney Princess Half Marathon a few years back (pre kids for her and pre-marriage for me (Andrew and I were engaged at the time)
Megan and I after the Disney Princess Half Marathon a few years back (pre-kids for her and pre-marriage for me (Andrew and I were engaged at the time))

 

Me and Megan's daughter, Noelle, sometime last year
Me and Megan’s daughter, Noelle, sometime last year

Megan has been my best friend for over 10 years (I don’t really know why she’s put up with me for that long…but she has). Although we’ve both been crazy busy with school (me) and raising some awesome kids (her) she’s been an awesome running buddy and has let me vent to her about various things. Any time she wants to come down and visit and/or move to North Carolina I would totally be alright with that 😉

I’m sure more things will come to mind as the weeks go on, but this is what I was thinking of in the days leading up to my move.  Don’t get me wrong though, I’m definitely excited to be down in North Carolina chasing my dream of becoming a Physical Therapist at my favorite University 🙂

Today Andrew and I are going to a farmer’s market down the street from our apartment, so I’ll let you know how that goes!

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For those living in Maryland, what are some of your favorite Maryland-related things?

For those living in North Carolina, what are some of your favorite North Carolina-related things that I need to check out?

 

 

 

 

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. runsaltrun says:

    Awww I hope your move goes smoothly and good luck in NC! When I moved away before I definitely missed the seafood! You really can’t just get crabs anywhere. 🙂

    I promise you that not all us Ravens fans are bad news. 🙂

    1. Kate says:

      Thanks! The move itself went pretty well, Andrew and I are just trying to get to know the area at this point. I do have family that lives in Raleigh (who are also from Baltimore) who said there is a legit crab place in the area (the owners are originally from Baltimore so it should be pretty good), so it’s good to know I can get decent seafood down here!

      As for Ravens fans, I know some are alright 😉

  2. megztap says:

    Good Luck with your move – I moved 6hrs away from my home town and family at the age of 30, 2years later and I still miss my mumsy! We just make plans to visit and see each other often, I am going back home this weekend actually – you make it work. The best advice I can say is going to a new town, keep an open mind and try everything! Become a tourist in your new town and it will make life so much easier. Positive mentality wins! 🙂

    1. Kate says:

      Thanks for the advice! It’s only a 6-ish hour drive back to MD (depending on D.C. traffic) so I’m sure there will be a lot of roadtrips back there for holidays and such.

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