Well,, it’s that time again, one year from the time I started this blog, and here I am in Florida to do some training in the sunshine! (or, at least I hope the sunshine stays, it’s calling for wet and dreary weather this weekend!). I arrived late Monday night, so yesterday was my first “day” here, and I had a few adventures!!
WhatI learned yesterday:
Write down more detail about where I park the car. Yesterday I parked at Ocean Drive and A1A highway. When I went to find my car, it was not at Ocean Drive and A1A highway… or at least I didn’t think so! So, while I stressed about the fact that my car may have been either towed or stolen, I realized that the lot I was looking in didn’t have the same metres as the one’s I put my money in to pay for parking.. “that’s weird”. Luckily, across the stress was a police station and there was an officer outside controlling the vehicles who were going to “vote” for their preferred republican cadidate, and when I explained to him what happened he laughed and said there were MANY Ocean Avenue and A1A intersections, and we figured out which I put my car at based on where I’m staying. Got there – and there was my car waiting for me, and with no parking ticket for being gone to long.
Aside from that incident, the day was perfect!! It was 25-27 degrees celcius and sunny skies without much wind. Amazing to be riding outdoors and running without ice and snow under my feet. I could get used to this life year round!! Even better, there is a outdoor pool just a few miles from where I am staying, which was almost totally empty when I got there yesterday afternoon. Even better,the pool doesn’t open until 11:30am, so that means I have a real excuse for “putting off” swimming to the afternoon and do my better loved workouts first.
A big THANK YOU to the friend who offered his place in Florida for my home base – it’s beautiful here and I feel totally safe in a place I have never been before. And a big thank you to Al for arranging all of this!! Wish you were here too!
More over the next few days..