It only took a month :)
BoyToy and I were on the road in January; a week in Iowa, a week in Acapulco, a week in Minnesota, back to Ohio, and then to Orlando for 4 days. I managed to get all my runs in and even ran 5 times outside!!! Hooray for travel to southern places!
Run 1: Acapulco, Feb. 9, 6 miles
This was a 2 part run. BoyToy (understandably) did not want me to run outside in Mexico by myself, so he joined me for 3 miles back and forth in front of our resort. I was really proud of him because 3 miles is DOUBLE his daily mileage. He runs 4 or 5 times a week at the gym as a warm up to his strength training. That's it. But he braved the heat and humidity to keep me safe. Swoon.
The last 3 I did around the grounds of our resort. The resort has both a large pond and a long pool with a path around them. I could make a .67 mile lap out of these paths. It was a little tedious and boring, but the towel kid was there to entertain me. I named him "Coach". I passed the towel stand 5 times and each time he counted down my laps.
He was off of my count though and I finished when he said I had 3 left.
Run 2: Acapulco on the beach, 3 miles (after 7 on the hotel treadmill)
Beach running is frickin' tough. I mean W-O-R-K. 3 miles feels like 10. Once again BoyToy joined me, this time shirtless!!! He was being modest at first, even though I told him not to wear the shirt. He made it a quarter mile and the shirt was off. Too humid for a top. I even exposed my flabilicious stomach to the sun.
It was during this run that I entertained myself be singing the Baywatch theme song in my head. I only know the "I'll be ready" part. Literally. Those 3 words. Over. And Over. (Note to self: learn rest of Baywatch song.) I thought it would inspire me more to think I was Pamela Anderson, but my chest is too small and BoyToy wouldn't let me call him Hobie.
Run 3: Acapulco beach, 3 miles (7 previous on treadmill)
BoyToy didn't even attempt the shirt this time. We were also smart enough to each carry our own water. We shared a bottle the first time on the beach and it was gone before we hit 2 miles.
Run 4: 11 miles in Orlando
BoyToy was once again very concerned about me running outside in a strange place. He didn't run with me (he had golf clubs to check out) but I was required to carry my phone. I had to carry it in my hand because it kept slipping out of my bra (that darn small chest again - no shelf properties!). Sort of a hassle, but I was able to photograph myself:
and upload it to facebook without even breaking stride!
We were in Orlando to attend the PGA Merchandise show at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC). I figured to stay safe I would do laps around the OCCC - believe me, its big enough - but there are no people around the back sides. I made the executive decision to then run up and down I-Drive. More people, more traffic, but they have sidewalks on each side to comfortably run on.
Run 5: Orlando, 7 miles
Surprisingly not hung over.
I even found a friend! Liz, a buyer at another Columbus club, joined me for 2 miles. It was a nice break in the middle of my run. I was able to change up the route since I had a buddy. Plus I had someone to talk to - even before she joined me. Our hotels were about 1.5 miles from each other so as I was running to meet her I had to call her twice to figure out where exactly I was and where exactly the hotel was. Once again still running the entire time.
Liz is also smarter than I am. She wore tights. I froze my buns off in shorts. It was about 45 degrees, so not too bad, but I was wishing I would have at least worn (heck, packed) half tights. Plus, I sort of love my half tights. They are my favorite running bottom. They don't head south like my full tights and they prevent thigh chafing! :)
That was January. 5 runs, 30 miles total. A 1.2 runs outside per week average.
I am having difficulty updating my stats. When I open the gadget my internet freezes and I have to close out of everthing. Frustration. Maybe BoyToy can figure it out.