Good Morning! I’m back from Holopaw and our trip to the cabin. We got in late last nite.
I got up this morning and it was raining. Like crazy rain. Not the kind of rain that’s fun to run in but blowing in 4 directions and up your nose kind of rain. So I ran on the treadmill, 6 miles, negative splits. I started out at a 9:50 pace and ended at an 8 minute pace with a half mile warm up and half mile cool down. I’d love to tell you what pace I ran each mile at, but my treadmill doesn’t tell me what my splits are, just the overall time which was 56:55 and (say it with me) since I still don’t have the new Garmin Forerunner 620 which works on a treadmill now, I have no idea what my splits were either. Oh Garmin, how I love thee…and wish I had the new Forerunner 620…
So, back to this weekend. As I mentioned last week we went to our Cabin which is in Suburban Estates, a recreational area in Holopaw, Florida. We left very early in the morning and the sunrise was gorgeous:
Every time we go to the cabin we pass my favorite roadside attraction, I call it, Airstream Stonehenge.
We drive through Osceola County to get there and this is the Lake, it’s really pretty.
Our cabin is located in a recreational use only area. Translation: there is no electrical power. We built this cabin with blood, sweat, tears (mine) and a generator, literally.
My dogs love to photobomb…Hanks running form is pretty impressive. We aren’t finished with the inside of the cabin yet, but it’s coming along.
Yes, we do relax a lot when we’re there but it’s very rural as I said; but it is also beautiful.
And there are fun things to do…Ride ATV’s, motorcycles and mud trucks!
Hank is one mean mudder:
He was looking for Honey Boo Boo, sadly, she was not there.
Sometimes, when your four wheelin you’ll see the most beautiful scenery:
And pretty cool bugs
That, my friends, is a Florida Bark Scorpion. The arent fatal, however, their sting is pretty painful. They live in the barks of the pine trees and are nocturnal. We found this one on a piece of wood we had just brought into the cabin.
They can grow up to 4 inches long. This one was about 1 and 1/2 inches. No one was stung in case you’re wondering. We’re pretty careful when we go out there.
Anyway, we are now home and life is back to normal for at least a week until my SIL and her husband come to visit next week, oh, and I have a race coming up, or 4… 🙂
Did you do anything exciting this weekend? Do you ever go camping? Do you like it? Did you run today?