So, where does one go to disconnect from the world? The beach, of course!!! :)
But, a vacation with my husband is always an adventure.... or, should I say, there is always something that challenges us.... we just don't usually encounter a challenge right from the get go.... now, let me explain.....
So, we rented a beach house..... a house that we have rented a couple of times in the past.... a house that we know pretty well.... therefore, we always rental from the same rental agency. We used to come to the beach at least once a year, however, we have not made it for the last 2 years because of one thing or another..... Ok, so needless-to-say, this was something familiar, and not something that was going to require "figuring out".... if you know what I mean when you go some where new...... but, NOPE!!!! There was INDEED some figuring stuff out!!! And, RIGHT FROM THE GET GO!!!!!
The picture below is of a sign..... a sign that used to say, "Paradise Coast Rentals"...... as you see, the sign is no longer there!!!!
The picture below is the house that used to be the rental office...... yep, this house is being gutted!!!! No office here!!!! Did the representative mention that they had moved....... NOPE!!!! Is the "new" address of the rental office on the website home page?.... NOPE!!!!! So, I called the rental office number....... reached a recording.... there was an "Emergency" number that was given to call in case of an emergency... and NOT FINDING THE RENTAL OFFICE TO PICK UP KEYS TO YOUR RENTAL HOUSE IS AN EMERGENCY!!!!! So, yes, I called the number!
Seriously, the first thought that I had come to mind was the "National Lampoons Vacation"...... remember? Wally World ( I think that is what it was called)...... being closed? After all that travel, and the one place you were going was closed!!!!! I was laughing hysterically, my husband? Not so much! LOL! He kept saying, "You have to be kidding me?!!!"
After talking with the rental representative on call...... we FOUND IT!!! Yeah!!!!! We were able to pick up keys from a drop box they used after hours......... challenge met! WHEW!
LONG RUN- SUNDAY
Prior to leaving Sunday, I met with a local running group to get my long runout of the way..... was suppose to be 12, but I got in 10. It was hot and humid.... and I was ready to get home and get packed to leave. Anyway, here is breakdown of Sunday's long run:
10.01 miles at an average 10:07 pace
Mile 3- 10:00
Mile 4- 10:13
Mile 5- 10:19
Mile 6- 9:31
Mile 7: 10:14
Mile 8- 9:55
Mile 9- 10:22
Mile 10- 9:56
The morning after we arrive, I was pretty excited about getting outside for a run. I snapped the below selfie prior to running..... man, I could easily get used to running with a beach view!!!! Something about the beach calms you! Even if it is hot!
BREAK DOWN OF RUNS so far
MONDAY: 5.01 miles at an average 9:33 pace
Mile 1- 9:44
Mile 2- 9:26
Mile 3- 9:34
Mile 4- 9:37
Mile 5- 9:24
Tuesday: 5.02 miles at an average 9:39 pace
mile 1- 10:00
mile 2- 9:45
mile 3- 9:43
mile 4- 9:35
mile 5- 9:15
***Slower overall pace than Monday, but all negative splits**
**I think I am getting a little better running in the heat.... not great at it, but getting better ***
There were signs that there were other runners on the bike trail that I was running....... yep, 2 dropped water bottles are a sign that runners will be coming.... and, sure enough, I passed two other runners!
Sharing the beach with this lil guy is the best thing ever!!! He truly loves the beach about as much as his dad and I.......
He spent a good part of the day wave surfing......
After dinner, a rare photo was taken.... a photo of our family of 3.... very rare that all 3 of us are in a picture together....LOL! Not on purpose, just seems to happen that way. And, of course, I could not snap one without my son making a goofy face.... yes, rare photo opportunity and he makes this face! LOL! :D
Sunsets are beautiful here..... whether you are looking at the bay or beach side...........
Well, thought I would take a minute to drop a few lines and catch up.....gotta run, UNTIL LATER!!!!