Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Hilton Head Running

Monday (4/6/15)- 9.721 miles, 1:22:45, 8:31 pace - We finally arrived at our Marriott Grande Ocean timeshare early Monday afternoon.  I was desperate to get my run in so I flew out the door as soon as the kids were lathered in sun block and ready for some pool time with their father.  I wanted to run through Sea Pines, which is a beautiful, private community just down the road from where we were staying.  The security guard would not let me through the gate without our pass which I left back in the villa.  I turned right on Cordillo Drive and decided to run 5 miles someplace and then turn around.  The temperature was in the mid-70s which was almost too hot, but not quite.  It just took some getting used to.  I had two "bathroom" (translation: thick brush) stops because that is what I do.  When I came back around to our resort, I knew I was just shy of the ten I had planned on.  However, Mother Nature and I still had some business to take care of and that was the end of that.

Tuesday (4/7/15) - 8.18 miles, 1:11:39,  8:45 pace - I headed in a different direction this time down Interstate 278.  Although I was running on a busy four lane road, the bike path makes it easily accessible for runners.  My absolute favorite aspect of Hilton Head is the bike path.  It goes throughout the entire island which is perfect for runners, walkers, bikers, and anyone else who just prefers not to be sitting in a car.  I turned around at four miles and headed back to the villa.

Wednesday (4/8/15) - 5.1 miles, 41:54, 8:13 pace - Sanibel and I went to the gym on the Marriott property.  It is located on the fourth floor so the view from the treadmill is the beach.  I thought I should run a handful of 400s since my half marathon is the following week.  It was challenging considering I can't even remember the last time I did speed work.  February?  

Thursday (4/9/15) - 3.5 miles, 29:59, 8:34 pace - Another gym workout with my daughter.  Another "cleanse" run.

Friday (4/10/15) - No running.  Instead, we rode bikes on the beach which was very cool.

Saturday (4/11/15) - 5.17 miles,  43:52, 8:39 pace - I got my run in before checkout.  I took the Sea Pines pass with me and went through the security gate.  I love running through here because the beautiful homes are tucked away behind gorgeous trees and greenery.  The temperature was cool and there was some light rain and mist.

Weekly Mileage - 31.7

Monday (4/13/15) - 12.01 miles, 1:37:46, 8:08 pace - I didn't run over the weekend because I was too busy plotting a coup in our Ford Explorer on I-95.  I headed over to the Massapequa Preserve at 11:30am.  The temperature was 60 degrees, but I still opted for shorts and a tech shirt.  I ran 6 miles north and then turned around.  I felt good until Mile 9.  My hip started to bother me to the point where I had to stop and walk for a minute.  I wasn't sure if I should run the remainder of the distance, but I really didn't want to walk because I have no patience for walking when I can run.  I started up again.  It wasn't too bad, but not too good either.  I finished the run, but when I got home the pain got progressively worse.  I could barely walk.  I iced it last night and today.  I even took an Advil this afternoon which I never do, but I really don't want to miss the race on Sunday.  Fingers crossed.

Baby Girl and 2016 Presidential Candidate,
 on the balcony of our villa

RS  doing her best Mommy imitation.
Very accurate.

You remember these, right?  Seesaws, the
ultimate playground toy that tested how much
you really trusted the kid on the bottom
not to get up and walk away and plummet
you to butt trauma for the rest of the afternoon.

Beach biking boogie.

Hold on, kiddo, while I try to dodge the sunbathers...
or aim for them...

And finally the one car photo I couldn't upload 

1 comment:

  1. I can't believe that you continued to ice your injury after I paid good money to get you advice from my orthopedist who said to apply heat, not ice. Considering the holy hell you described in your previous post, there were a lot of smiles in those pictures. Although you only had a half smile in your SUV selfie.

    Please put heat on your injury and stop ignoring the excellent medical guidance that you can only get from the Emerging Runner.