|Happy National Running Day!|
I am excited that I get to run this day in beautiful Cancun, Mexico while on vacation. My plan is to run 6.66 miles on 6/6/12 on the beach barefoot which will be a first for me. I do not want to mess up my pretty feet, but I also do not want to mess up my Nike's with sand either!
I start this run at 6:04 am Cancun time just as the sun is starting to rise. I love early morning sunrise. It is humid and hot already but off I go running along the beach as my plan is to run 3.33 miles out and then turn around and come back.
It is absolutely gorgeous. As I am running, I see a graduation ceremony and there is a photographer taking pictures with the beach and sunrise in the background. What a neat idea! On the way back from my run I see them throwing all their caps into the air as the photographer snaps away! I'm sure she did not catch me in the background in their picture. At least I hope not!
When I stopped to take pictures, I accidentally stop my Nike +GPS at 2.12 miles! Ughh..now I am in a quandry as I really want it to say 6.66 mi. Silly, I know. I am only about 2 miles out on the beach and cannot run past this park, so I turn around and head back. It's here I realize that the padding on big toes is hurting and I am forming blisters....ughh! I run down the beach just past my hotel and after about 4 total miles I decide just to head in and get my socks and shoes to finish this run either on the treadmill or on the roof.
I get to the roof gym and the treadmills are taken. I wait for a few minutes and lift weights, but then I really need to get this run done! So, I head out on the roof to get it finished. I go around and around of what must be about .15 mile loops. I was loopy for about 4.5 miles. Everytime I passed the gym the treadmills were in use! WEll, good for them, but better for me! LOL I'm sure they thought I was crazy as the gym is enclosed in glass and I can see them and they can see me.
While on the roof, there was a Mexican cook doing his prep work at the outside bar/grill. When he was pushing this big cart, he caught my eye and started running with it. It was so funny that I laughed and started clapping my hands to show my support of his run with his cart!
I finished my part 2 run with my 6.66 miles on my gps but in total I actually ran 8.78 miles. Every strand of hair on my head was drenched. I drank the rest of the day! It was a memorable National Running Day and a beautiful run to boot.