Friday, February 4, 2011

I'm back!!!

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.

"5 more!"
"4 more!"

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. 

2 comments:

  1. You had more than one fan waiting on this post!

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  2. I'm so proud of you for running outside!

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