Saturday, February 25, 2017

Gasparilla is half done!

First two races done!
I've been having so much fun in Florida hanging out with my sister and running, I haven't updated. Oops!

After we landed and got settled at my sister's apartment Thursday, my husband and I went for a very easy run to try to get acclimated to the heat and to shake out the legs. We saw a snake! My husband hates snakes so he was not happy about it, but I laughed and laughed. (It was just a big garter snake.)

Yesterday we drove into Tampa to hit the expo and pick up all my shirts and the Ultra Challenge jacket, which I can't wait to wear! After I finish, of course. We hit a Cuban place for some of the most delicious pork I've ever had and tried to go to bed early. 4:30 a.m. came early, but we found parking and used the real bathrooms in the Convention Center with plenty of time to spare.

The 15K was fun! It was crowded and starting to get hot, which my Michigan blood isn't used to yet, and my hamstring isn't 100%, so I took it easy and tried to enjoy the day. I found my husband at the finish line, and we had enough time to drop off my medal at the car and use the bathroom again before getting in a VERY long line for the 5K.

The sun decided to come out and I was glad I had sunscreened up beforehand. We had a bit of trouble getting into a groove because there were SO many people running. But, it was all about having fun, and we took our time and enjoyed the views.

Overall, it was a great day for running. I don't know how I'll feel at 4 a.m. tomorrow, but I'd say the first day was a success!


  1. Yay! Well done. Hope the rest goes just as well and that the heat/humidity isn't too bad tomorrow. Rest up now!