In Florida during the summers, you have to run first thing or in the evening because it gets so freaking hot during the day to even attempt it. I do see some people outside running at 12 or 1pm, I think they are crazy!
Saturday mornings I run first thing after waking up. Get out there while the temp is still “low” and before the temperature remembers that it is in Florida and needs to be like 100 degrees outside.
This morning though I slept in until 8:30 (which never happens, I loved it!!!). Needless to say, it was a sauna when I got started this morning. Two and a half miles later this was the result:
Once the run was off the “To Do” list, Colin made us breakfast. We rested, then we went off for a hike.
Colin’s new backpack arrived from REI this week so the plan was to take a hike around the “off the beaten path” by the house with the backpack all loaded up for a pre-run.
Sadly, it was slightly too big but we were geared up to go, so we went.
Great little hike, about 2 hours long. Ran into some turtles. This one I named Jose.
At one point we also saw a Gray Fox on the path…he turned around, saw us and took off in the opposite direction. He was so cute but very glad he ran the other way instead of toward us.
As the hike went on, we saw some dark clouds starting to roll in. We figured we were going to get wet and it was welcomed. It was so freaking out there! Remember when I said I thought people who ran at 12 or 1 o’clock in the afternoon were crazy, would I have to consider us crazy for hiking during that same time frame?!!?
A little way further, the thunder arrived along with very dark clouds!
Then rain, SO REFRESHING!!! We found a log off to the side of the trail in the woods and sat on that for a bit to enjoy the storm. So peaceful!
When the rain lighted up a bit, we decided to get back out there and make our way home. We were drenched!
And totally random but I didn’t write a blog about this but last weekend. A friend of ours works for the company that the field is named after for the Tampa Bay Storm and got us tickets. So while Colin and I enjoyed the game with her husband and son, she had to work. During half-time she told us to come down to the section she was working at and hold the alligator. Seriously!
Only in Florida would you go to an arena football game and get a chance to hold a baby alligator!