Vacations are so relaxing and sometimes are extremely relaxing. My wife, Debbie, and I are spending time in Maui, specifically in Kihei town (which just borders Wailea, where mostly the rich and famous stay!).
This week was a fantastic running week for me. For some reason, the heat, humidity and pounding sun did nothing but enhance my running this week. My body felt great and even the hills were easy for me. I was actually running a faster pace than normal for a training run. I’ve not been an especially good runner in the heat the past few years, so it’s a mystery why I’m feeling so good. Nonetheless, I accept it and hope it continues throughout the summer!
Today however, since I have a good base of miles in for the week, I decided to treat myself and go for a walk on the beach with Debbie. Usually as I am finishing my run while in Kihei, I cool down by walking the last half-mile on the beach, usually soaked in sweat. So this was a nice alternative, especially since I was able to just walk with Debbie, and enjoy the views, sounds and smells. We even talked to a few friends that we passed along the way.
Another nice thing about a walk on the beach, to see runners cruising by, some by themselves, others with significant others and even a few with their dogs — just running along enjoying the morning. Makes me feel good as I am sure it does them. Today’s walk on the beach was a good recharge and refresh for my body so tomorrow I can again have an incredible run and enjoy my sweat-soaked cool down!
That’s really it for me today. Nothing more to say except enjoy your weekend and be sure to get your run on!
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