First thing in the morning i had the Beach Beast even on Key Biscayne. The race, was honestly not all that. You'll see it because its was my GoPro's debut. It was only 3 miles, but there were only like 5 or 6 obstacles. I generally do like 7+ mile obstacle races but the 3 mile ones ive done in the past had at least a dozen obstacles. This mustve been the Beach Beast's first event. It advertised that it was ON THE BEACH so i had the impression the whole thing was set up in sand. It wasnt any more on the beach than any other obstacle race. It was super cheap and we got what we paid for as far as a challenge goes. However, it was a good time.
Ive done a couple races and stuff with Tori and the girls that shes introduced me to at this point. I was SO thrilled to have met her when i met just her, but i am even more grateful for her as time goes on. I had been really wanting workout friends. My friends are really not into fitness like that, my idea of fun isnt their idea of fun. Most of my friends down here dont even want to sweat, or say they do but are full of excuses. it feels so amazing to have a whole group of like minded people to hang out with on a regular basis. seriously makes my heart smile!
this race was a lot of running and not a lot of obstacles so i decided pretty early on i was going to try to jog the whole thing. its not uncommon to do some walking in an obstacle course race with the hopes youll keep some energy reserved for the actual obstacles. This one was short and sweet so i did jog. I wasnt too fast but it was good. even with the lines and obstacles i finished in about 48 minutes.
Our group kind of broke up and i seemed to be pacing with Shelly and Tiesha. Shelly has lost like 80lbs herself and already had her tummy tuck and boobs done. She looks frieken amazing. She is short but she is a good runner, she was faster than me and able to catch up to me every time i ever got ahead. It was pretty awesome because i am used to being the one slowing down to stay at someone elses pace and telling someone else to keep it up and not quit. she totally took on that role and i had someone pushing ME. she was giving me advice on running my marathon, which sounds silly because shes training for her first half and i have 2 half marathons under my belt- but i kid you not- it was all great advice and things i was glad to hear. No one besides my trainer has ever really put themselves in that position with me and it was really cool to be on the receiving end of the motivating for once.
After the race we hung out for probably a good two hours. There were some finnnnnnnne men there and our group was mostly single so we mingled our way over there. These girls were CRACKING me up about these dudes. What was even cooler was the hot dudes had girls with them, and the girls were friendly! they werent dirty look giving rude ass bitches, they were nice to us too! We took about 4 million pictures, drank some Celcius (race sponsor) and headed out.
I stopped home and made some Shakeology and picked up my friend Evan to go to the beach. this was awesome because he used to be my workout buddy. But since buying a house and moving in his girlfriend, life has kind of gotten in the way and he almost never works out with me anymore.
We went to Hollywood Beach and my favorite spot- Trikke Hollywood- to rent Kangaroo jumps. We did about 5 miles on the broadwalk with them and he LOVED it. which i was SO happy about because he is so damn hesitant to try new workouts, especially when theyre lower body. But he did good and we gave out a million business cards. People probably think i work for them because i promote this place so much, but really i just love the stuff they rent and the staff is super friendly and deserves success!
We drank a gallon of water and i brought Ev home so he could go to work and then went back to the beach to meet my other friends who were there. We went swimming for a good hour, it was super low tide and the water was SO warm. I thought i had my go pro rolling, but i didnt :( so kinda sad about that but im a beginner, ill get better at it!
That night i hung out with friends and they cooked on the grill and ate BLT's and i stopped home first to make a big 21 day fix approved taco salad with beyond beef and beans and brought it with me! i was proud, it was delicious, and my day was amazing!!