Running around the “venice of America”
We’ve made it to the middle of the week, guys!
And now I need your honest opinion, what do you think of my new sunglasses?
Last night was just an easy two mile loop around the intracoastal for me.
Running around Fort Lauderdale is a privilege because it’s mostly flat (if you like that sort of thing), and the views along both the beach and the intracoastal are really pretty.
Some people describe Fort Lauderdale as the “Venice of America” because you can basically hop on your boat, kayak, canoe, yacht, paddleboard, etc. to get from place to place.
After reading about Ali’s paddleboarding adventures over the past year, I have decided that this summer I am going to rent a paddleboard and ride down the intracoastal. Provided I figure out how to stay upright on the board.
Over the weekend several of my favorite bloggers conquered amazing challenges and I just have to brag about them for a minute:
– Congrats to Lou (at Running Through China) for not only running her first 50K but finishing in the TOP 20 on her first crack at the distance! She is seriously amazing!
– My coach, Lauren, broke tape at the Heartbreak Hill 10K finishing before Shalane and then chatted with her after the race! (Ahhh! Sooo cool!)
– Kristen (at Glitter and Dust) conquered her first Ironman 70.3 like a CHAMP! She got stronger and stronger as the race went on which is SO inspiring! Go Kristen!
– After recovering from back surgery, Dawn (at Running the Dawn) killed her first half marathon back on the scene in sub-2 even though the day had 100% humidity!
How did people find motivation before the Internet? I seriously love being able to pull up a blog or watch a video on YouTube for motivation on the days that I just don’t have any.
Do you have a favorite video / passage from a book / blog post that you read for motivation?
Do you like paddleboarding / kayaking / other water activities?