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#FlashBackFriday The Norfolk Harbor Half Marathon and 5K, Get Natui Challenge is my annual event. It was my toughest race to date this past year considering the unpredictable weather we have here in #hrVa in November. I owe this race a bit of revenge becuse I wasn't entirely satisfied with my result. I also have a new challenge/goal I'd like to accomplish this year and this race makes it hard to move on with that. Skip my goal and seek revenge or continue pressing foward with this bitter taste in my mouth. I would like to hear your opinion on this. What would you do? #runnerproblems #bibchat #runchat #brooks #JandAracing #Norfolk
#FlashBackFriday  The Norfolk Harbor Half Marathon and 5K, Get Natui Challenge is my annual event. It was my toughest race to date this past year considering the unpredictable weather we have here in #hrVa  in November. I owe this race a bit of revenge becuse I wasn't entirely satisfied with my result. I also have a new challenge/goal I'd like to accomplish this year and this race makes it hard to move on with that. Skip my goal and seek revenge or continue pressing foward with this bitter taste in my mouth. I would like to hear your opinion on this. What would you do? #runnerproblems  #bibchat  #runchat  #brooks  #JandAracing  #Norfolk 
Not a bad humpday. The first two snaps are from my lunch break, makeshift meditation station. The last is a sunset snap from Denbigh Docks to end my day.
Not a bad humpday. The first two snaps are from my lunch break, makeshift meditation station. The last is a sunset snap from Denbigh Docks to end my day.
Just a bit more of my sunset hunt that took a different direction this evening. I also think I stumbled across a deer family reunion. I wonder how many eyes were on me tonight. #loveNN #hrVA
Just a bit more of my sunset hunt that took a different direction this evening. I also think I stumbled across a deer family reunion. I wonder how many eyes were on me tonight. #loveNN  #hrVA 
Sometimes you go out the door looking specifically for one thing. It's always a pleasant surprise when something unintended presents itself. I intended to chase a sunset. The road to the sunset was the reward tonight. #loveNN #hrVa
Sometimes you go out the door looking specifically for one thing. It's always a pleasant surprise when something unintended presents itself. I intended to chase a sunset. The road to the sunset was the reward tonight. #loveNN  #hrVa 
Daydreaming about the great weather we had this past weekend. Wishing for more just like it.
Daydreaming about the great weather we had this past weekend. Wishing for more just like it.
My Sunday evening was so good. The weather had been perfect and I had the meditation station to myself. Recharging for a new week.
My Sunday evening was so good. The weather had been perfect and I had the meditation station to myself. Recharging for a new week.
The #toastthecoastVA beer trail took me to #BillsburgBrewery Just of the Colonial Parkway and Historic Jamestown Settlement. The Virginia Capital Trail is just near this location as well. Packed with history and water views this brewery had a certain unspoken comfort level. With a run group meeting for the days action this brewery can be easily revisited. Just three more breweries and I will have completed the Toast of The Coast Beer trail. #craftbeer #vacraftbeer #hrVa #jamestownsettlement
The #toastthecoastVA  beer trail took me to #BillsburgBrewery  Just of the Colonial Parkway and Historic Jamestown Settlement. The Virginia Capital Trail is just near this location as well. Packed with history and water views this brewery had a certain unspoken comfort level. With a run group meeting for the days action this brewery can be easily revisited. Just three more breweries and I will have completed the Toast of The Coast Beer trail. #craftbeer  #vacraftbeer  #hrVa  #jamestownsettlement 
It's always a gift to be able to get off in time to enjoy a great sunset. I didn't have enough time for a long run but maybe this weekend if the so called snow and rain can stay away. I'm overdue for a tough and long trail run. #thinkingoutloud #sunset #hikehrVa #meditationStation
It's always a gift to be able to get off in time to enjoy a great sunset. I didn't have enough time for a long run but maybe this weekend if the so called snow and rain can stay away. I'm overdue for a tough and long trail run. #thinkingoutloud  #sunset  #hikehrVa  #meditationStation 
Good Friday's #sunset #hrVa
I was happy to squeeze in a quality trail run today before work. The temperatures and the bright sky made it so nice. I enjoyed myself so much, I changed my shoes and shirt to hike so I could take pictures. #trailrunning #hiking #feelingGood #optoutside #natureboy #loveNN
I had a very good time at the ballpark with family and friends this afternoon. It was a beautiful day but man, was it COLD! Windy! Things heated up a bit when we watched players like Adam Jones, Chris Davis and Manny Machado in the batters box. Buck Showalter and home grown Wayne Kirby were definitely entertaining. It will be great to return when the temperatures heat up. #SeatheGreen
I had a very good time at the ballpark with family and friends this afternoon. It was a beautiful day but man, was it COLD! Windy! Things heated up a bit when we watched players like Adam Jones, Chris Davis and Manny Machado in the batters box. Buck Showalter and home grown Wayne Kirby were definitely entertaining. It will be great to return when the temperatures heat up. #SeatheGreen 
38 years ago @dcscott5652 took me to see my first #Orioles game.  The game took place at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore. I think against the Brewers. Today we watched the Birds take on the #Tides in Norfolk. Baseball truly brings people and family together. #NorfolkTides #birdland #birdlandsouth #SeatheGreen
38 years ago @dcscott5652 took me to see my first #Orioles  game. The game took place at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore. I think against the Brewers. Today we watched the Birds take on the #Tides  in Norfolk. Baseball truly brings people and family together. #NorfolkTides  #birdland  #birdlandsouth  #SeatheGreen 
I have passed an area that looks like it has an amazing water view for years. Hard to get to. On the way home, my son and I decided to stop. The trail is just off the road in a very historic area. The elevation was steep. That would be a nice fall to the bottom in certain areas. Slippery but gorgeous looking moss was underfoot just about every step. We both had close calls. It was fun to pullover and explore and find a gem.
I have passed an area that looks like it has an amazing water view for years. Hard to get to. On the way home, my son and I decided to stop. The trail is just off the road in a very historic area. The elevation was steep. That would be a nice fall to the bottom in certain areas. Slippery but gorgeous looking moss was underfoot just about every step. We both had close calls. It was fun to pullover and explore and find a gem.
I almost went blind from staring at the sunset this evening. I literally zoned out thinking of my son turning 17 today. What a gift.
I almost went blind from staring at the sunset this evening. I literally zoned out thinking of my son turning 17 today. What a gift.
My son Xavier is 17 today. Oldest of two. I feel very blessed and thankful to be his father. How proud can you be of a first child, turning the page and moving towards adulthood. Because of him I know what love is.
My son Xavier is 17 today. Oldest of two. I feel very blessed and thankful to be his father. How proud can you be of a first child, turning the page and moving towards adulthood. Because of him I know what love is.
I received stamp number six of ten today on the #toastthecoastva beer trail. This waterfront brewery offered an awesome view. Too bad you have to look at me.  #vacraftbeer #craftbeer #doublestout #bullislandbrewing #toastthecoasttrail
I was almost talked into the Bottoms Up Yoga class at #oozlefinchbeers I missed my opportunity but I didn't miss out on much else. Thank you @shannonmontgomery81 and @gratefulshell for making my experience great. #vacraftbeer #craftbeer #bourbonbarrelaged #puppies #pelicans #castironcateringco #foodtruck #oozlefinchcraftbrewery
My run took me to Windsor Castle Park. Right next to Smithfield Station. This location is very special to me and I thoroughly enjoyed my return visit to this park. I even found a few surprises on the trail. I hid it for the next visitor. I then hopped across the street to Smithfield Station to soak up the incredible feel of this wonderful little town. I was sad to see that Ringo's Donuts is no longer in operation. They had the best Caramel and Applewood smoked bacon donuts ever. #easteregg #Smithfield #runva #hrVA
My run took me to Windsor Castle Park. Right next to Smithfield Station. This location is very special to me and I thoroughly enjoyed my return visit to this park. I even found a few surprises on the trail. I hid it for the next visitor. I then hopped across the street to Smithfield Station to soak up the incredible feel of this wonderful little town. I was sad to see that Ringo's Donuts is no longer in operation. They had the best Caramel and Applewood smoked bacon donuts ever. #easteregg  #Smithfield  #runva  #hrVA