Friday morning, I woke up bright and early and was dying to see our view. I peeked out through the curtains and could see miles of the Pacific ocean.
The receptionist at check-in had mentioned walking paths along the resort edge, and upon seeing the view, I couldn't wait to get out and explore. I threw on my running gear and went out the door. I eventually found my way down to the path (this resort was huge!), and I started to jog. I'll admit, during that first half mile, I wasn't running so much as jogging from one photo opp to the next!
It was a little over half a mile when I reached the end of the resort's trail. I knew I wanted to go at least 3 miles, so I figured I could at least follow the road. It was a long the ocean, so I knew at least I could still enjoy the view. I came upon the entrance to an ecological preserve and thought that would be cool to run around, but then I saw the steep downward incline and thought better of that plan.
I kept along the road. It was hot and getting boring, but I noticed a couple of walkers and figured I was safe at least. It wasn't too far after the preserve that I came across a great little trail along the ocean that was perfect for my workout!
At that point I was 2.5 miles into the run and figured the lot would be as good as anywhere to turn around. Upon leaving the parking lot, I saw a sign warning against rattle snakes. Just what you want to see at your turn around point.
|Shrieking and running away is okay, right?|
My calves were sore the next day (not sure why) and I was tired from staying up drinking the night before, but I knew I'd never get another chance to take a spin class like this again. So at 7:30, I got out of bed and headed to the gym.