. . . #holottafun!
Deep in winter, our hosts reached out to some fellow bloggers and myself and invited us to run the Panama City Beach Half Marathon with them. What blogger in their right mind would say no to such an invitation?
The road to this meetup was long and rocky and it seemed in peril at times, but I made it and our hosts sure made it a weekend to remember. Thank you, ladies, from the bottom of my heart. It was, indeed, a #holottafun.
This week not only am I linking up with the Weekly Wrap from Holly @ Hohoruns and Tricia @ Misssipppiddlin, by the time you read this, I’ll have actually met them in person (God willing! — don’t want to jinx myself).
- Monday: 3 miles easy (2 with Bandit) with 4 strides, Dogwalk, Pahla B 15 minute KB workout
- Tuesday: A different YFR, Ab Accelerators #6, 20 minutes on SB
- Wednesday: Dogwalk, 3 easy miles with Bandit, Pahla B 15 minute KB
- Thursday: Dogwalk, Ab Accelerators#5, Yogaworks AM, travel to Panama City Beach
- Friday: Beachcombing
- Saturday: Panama City Beach Half
- Sunday: Beachcombing
Mileage: 16.1 (-2.4)
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I think this week was even colder than last Monday, but not windy — and sunny! And that would be the last time we saw the sun. And easy 3 miles and some strides afterwards.
With the forecast calling for 90% chance of rain, I was pretty sure I’d be on the treadmill. Don’t want to tempt the running Gods with colds. It wasn’t raining when I got up, so I hustled the dogs out for a walk right after feeding them.
And since it looked like the rain would be holding off a little longer, I changed into running clothes, did a quick warmup, and headed out with Bandit for an easy 3 miles. He seemed pretty willing.
He’s gone as far as 2 1/4 miles before. At first I thought I’d go 2.5 miles with him, but then I really didn’t wan to have to drop him off at home and just run a half mile. He seemed fine, so I thought I’d try for the full 3 miles with him.
He had different ideas. In fact, at 2.5 miles he just stopped. He didn’t look particularly tired, so I thought maybe he just needs a breather and paused my watch. We did a little training, cause I figured maybe he needs some food. But no, when I tried to start up again, he made it clear he was done.
So I crossed the street and headed home. And he was perfectly content to jog with me as long as we were headed home. But when we got there, and I only had .15 miles to go, I ran right past our driveway.
Boy, he knows where we live! He was not at all pleased. But somehow between bribing, cajoling, and a little dragging, I got him to finish the whole 3 miles with me.
Don’t worry, he’s perfectly fine. Obviously he was just done with running. You know that feeling!
We couldn’t ask for better weather to run a half — it was a gift from the running Gods. At some point I’ll be recapping my race, but let’s just say my body loves flat & fast. Congrats to all the ladies who raced with me!
Favorites of the week
I can tell you something that definitely wasn’t a favorite: getting my period right before my trip. Especially since I thought I was post menopausal. I was totally blindsided by it.
But hands down the favorite was running with fellow bloggers, Florida, sunsets, and a #holottafun. So I’ll just leave you with a few pictures of the weekend.
And that’s a wrap
Let’s get the conversation started:
Would you meet up with some fellow bloggers for a girls’ vacay?
Ever run with your dog & any tips for me?
What was your best race of the year (not necessarily your fastest)?