I’ve returned from a beautiful week in sunny Puerto Rico, to chilly temps (it actually snowed 3″ the day after I came back, so imagine how mad I was). I’ve been back for 2 weeks now, just slacking on the blogging! I had so much energy and went to bed each night, anxious and excited to go running the next day. I can’t recall a time when I felt that way, and it was truly wonderful to run alongside the ocean, in my hometown. I was emotional the entire time; it is my home and sadly I can’t stay. So along with feeling rejuvenated and happy, I had the best runs in a long time.
The cool ocean breeze was refreshing! No wonder there were so many runners at all hours of the day, running along the ocean.
Puerto Rico is rich in history, art and culture. Below is a path for walkers and runners to access the San Geronimo Fort, which was built in the 17th Century.
Post-run treats included fresh, raw juice from the juice bar across from my hotel as well as good, old piraguas, or snow-cones, which can be found in little carts all across the island.
So, back to reality, but at least it is April, and warm weather is on its way. I have two runs pending (Hot Chocolate 5K and the Bucks County Half Marathon). I’m excited for both. With the help of my running coach, I have trained for these runs and I have trained on hilly terrain, crucial for the Bucks Half. I have been angry with my calves because they’ve pained me, and in return, I’ve given them a good foam rolling. It hurts like hell, but I can honestly say that during Sunday’s 12-miler, they didn’t really bother me, so yay for painful foam rolling!
More updates on their way, including a race giveaway you won’t want to miss 🙂