After 2 days on the road, we finally arrived in Key West. Along the way, we stopped at a local pecan farm to get our fair share of free samples!! This stop has become a tradition for us. I am just glad that they don’t weigh us going in and coming out because I am sure that all those white chocolate covered pecans are heavy in my belly.
My favorite pecans (besides the obvious white chocolate ones) are the honey cinnamon ones. We bought a container of those and a couple of the mini pecan pies.
I love this tiny cotton patch across the street from the farm. It makes me want to go pick some and take it with me!
After 2 days of not running, I was determined to take full advantage of the awesome weather. The hotel is across from the beach and it is one of my favorite places to run. I ran 5 miles last night and 6 miles tonight. My run tonight took me all the way across the bridge to Stock Island and back. All of those miles without crossing any roads or having to stop for lights. That is what I call a perfect run!!
The sidewalk is always buzzing with runners, walkers, rollerbladers, and bikers.
Today I was lucky! By the time I turned around at the 3 mile mark and headed back, the clouds covered the sun just enough to keep it from blinding me and overheating me for the entire 3 miles back to the hotel.
Yesterday on my run, a young runner chick passed me. I found myself analyzing her running style and trying to copy it. She looked like she was effortlessly jogging along but I knew better since I found myself behind her! I tried to copy her step for step but it seems like I always ended up taking at least 2 steps to her every one (and my legs were longer than hers). WTH!?! Shouldn’t that put me in front her? My educated guess was that with every push off of a running step she took, she was traveling further forward than me. I am sure the fact that she was about 15 years younger than me had nothing to do with it!! At least I was trying to learn something and it had the added bonus of increasing my pace during that last mile and half!
I am going to try to get in as many miles as possible while I am here. By the time I get home, the Little Rock Half Marathon will be 3 weeks away!!