Monday morning, we were way too tired to get up and run, and so that day was spent enjoying the beaches and just resting. Tuesday morning it was suppose to rain all day. So we woke up early and went out for a hot, and humid run. I did not know how to run in 75 degrees and 90% humidity. But I put in a quick 2.2 miles before the rain began falling.
That evening we mapped out our run for the following morning. We needed 11 miles. We knew we wanted the challenge and beauty of running the causeways. So we picked out a route that allowed us to cross 2 different causeways along the Clearwater Beach ocean front. This was an adventurous run.
When we got out of the car the sprinkles began coming down and the skies looked ominous but we were determined to run. So we left anyway. Five minutes down the path and the downpour began. The oceanfront winds beat the rain against us. We ran as far as we could and then ducked inside of a parking garage. We laughed as we squeezed the water out of our shoes and tried to decide if we were crazy and having a good time or miserable. It was a thin line. 15 min. later the storm passed and the clouds gave way to a perfect blue sky. The rest of the run was fun and beautiful! By the end of the 11 miles I felt strong, and confident and ready to tackle the half in just 2 weeks!
Which led us to our last day of vacation which was spent running the Martian Marathon 10K. This was a fun and beautiful run. I also set another PR during this run! 1:07:22 (Garmin Time) 1:07:18 chip time.
I am thankful that my husband and I were able to spend this week together, we relaxed and rested and still stuck with our training plan and ran 2 races!