We talked and talked and taled about it and finally I just said to him, I'm going. You can come with me but I'm still going either way. As readers of this blog know, I was not thrilled with staycation and I was thinking a long weekend getaway would be just the ticket. So I started making plans to go alone. Talked several times with my sister about things to do and also, how I could get a long run in on Saturday morning, since I'd be traveling on Friday morning.
I got my reservation to go over on the ferry and was all set but then Thursday night Mr. Helen informed me he had worked the time off. I think it was driving him nuts that I was going to go without him. So, I had to change the ferry reservation and unfortunately, we couldn't get on until 6 p.m. on Friday because it was booked. Since I now had to wait, I decided I would get up early Friday and go ahead and get my long run done since I'm not over confident of the running areas where my sister lives.
My plan was to get up at 4:00 like I normally do, and get out by 5 because of the heat and humidity situation. If you didn't know, we've been in an extended high heat/high humidity stretch here, which is very unusual as normally we have cooling ocean breezes. Well, I ended up staying up too late Thursday night and didn't even wake up until 4:45 so by the time I got out and running it was nearly 6:00 (I needed coffee and to make my Nuun for later, etc.). It was also 78 degrees, 95% humidity, and 75 dewpoint and all those numbers would rise fast as the sun actually got up. Plus, instead of a body workout day or a rest day, I had run 5K the day before so my legs weren't really rested. But, I wanted to get it done so I decided I'd run partially by the ocean, hoping for a breeze, but also because that route has some shade for when the sun came up. Long story short, it was brutal. But I survived it and have the photos to show. I took pictures to keep my mind off the fact that I was dying lol. Here's the photo story of my run.
Once I stripped off my socks, and took the insoles out of my shoes and left everything on the patio to dry, I went inside and got my Nuun slushie and headed for an ice bath.
Definitely not as fast as I've been running but this run was a get it done and survive it run.
We really enjoyed the pool and the float.
The heat followed us. So crazy for beach/coastal areas!
Sag Harbor is known for attracting mega yachts. This wasn't even the biggest one we saw.
Mr. Helen was wearing his fancy ring that I bought him for our 20th anniversary. He said, "Hey take a picture of our rings."
We had such a good time and this getaway was the perfect reward for that brutal long run.