Happy Monday! I have a confession to make.
We’re on a little vacation 😉
MacGyver’s parents are staying at our house in Venice so we came down Friday nite…..and we’re still here. We might come home tonite. Or not. Anyway, let me tell you about my favorite two trails and two runs this weekend, okay?
First, let’s talk about Saturday. That morning I got up early to do a long run but I had inadvertently screwed up the internet the night before so by the time I got frustrated trying to fix it, it was already 10:30am. I finally left to go running on the Legacy Trail around 11:00am and it was already getting hot! Not good conditions for a long run but I thought I’d attempt it….
The Legacy Trail is one of my favorite places to run in Florida and I’m always looking forward to running it when we come down here.
Despite all of that, the long run was a fail! I did manage 7 miles at a 10:45 pace but I did quite a bit of walking. That being said, 7 miles is still 7 miles. Take note of that and never sell yourself short. If your out moving instead of sitting on the sofa, it’s a great day. Am I right?
On Sunday I was determined to get up and run, and to go long regardless of what was going on. I managed to leave the house by 7:30am and decided to take the short portion of the Legacy Trail and head down the Venetian trail towards Caspersen Beach and then back.
The Venetian Trail is a long trail beside the canal leading to the Gulf of Mexico. I took lots of pictures but to be honest, most of them look the same. So I’ll spare you by not posting them all.
I ran 13.1 miles. A practice half marathon if you will. I also took pictures the entire time.
And I didn’t stop once. I finished in 2:15:20, with an average 10:21 pace. Not bad for a little training run. The best part of the entire run was my surroundings. It’s just beautiful, and so relaxing here.
After I got back, my Mother-in-law and I took the dogs on a one mile walk and then I spent several hours working around the yard. We also took a little boat ride at sunset to check out a few houses that the parents are interested in. It’s been a lot of fun and MacGyver isn’t ready to leave yet, so I’m working from paradise today.
Try not to feel sorry for me.
Did you do a long run this weekend? Or a race? Tell me about it!