Well, my post yesterday declaring that this morning I would run fartleks kept me honest. Since I declared it here, I HAD to get up and run :). That… and I definitely over-indulged at dinner last night. We ate at the Mexican restaurant at our resort and I have seriously been waiting ALL week for this. Homemade tortilla chips. Fresh guacamole, pico de gallo, and hot sauce. Tortilla soup. Tacos and fresh refried black beans. I ate it all. I was in a food coma and later I felt no guilt. Not one drop. It was so worth it! Oh! And, Masha insisted we have a tequila shot- they have infused tequila here and I tried the strawberry. I say “tried” because I sipped it and only down half of the shot :).
Anyways, I digress… I got up this morning and started out on my fartleks. I ran the same path I ran yesterday to and from the resort to the gate twice, using the first stretch to the gate as my warm-up. Once I started heading back to the resort, I used the many MANY speed bumps as my distance guides. I would run as fast as I could to the next, then slowly jog to the next and ramp up for the next stretch. I felt great and was VERY pleasantly surprised to see I was hitting the low sixes (min/mile) during my speed work! I was losing steam by the last leg and simmered down a bit, I am after all on vacation and it is VERY laborious to sit in the sun all day, I had to reserve some energy, you know. 😉
After the fabulous run, I met Masha for breakfast and we hit beach. At 10:30, we headed to the yoga studio for our last (tear 😦 ) class on the beach. Today was a mix of yoga and pilates and was a more advanced class than the previous 2 days. It felt good and I felt it in my glutes. Afterwards, we joined the party at the pool where they were making coconut drinks! We were so excited! We’ve been looking for a coconut drink since we arrived and were giddy girls for sure!
We followed lunch with a snooze in the sun and our last walk along the beach. Here is a snapshot of the view I’ve enjoyed the past 3 days.
I’m so sad to leave tomorrow. At least 1 more day of fun in the sun would have been fabulous. Alas, I’m not complaining! This vacation was much-needed and VERY much enjoyed!