Thursday, February 2, 2012

Cruise to Run - Days 5 and 6

Friday was our last island stop of the trip, on Barbados.  I could see the race start/finish beach as we pulled into harbor.  We were bussed from the terminal over to Brandon's Beach for the 5k run and open water swim.  It was a hot and windy day, so I wasn't expecting any sort of PR, but I had a run test to get done so I knew I'd be going hard.

You can see the little orange buoys at the beach

 Many of the local runners and track teams came out to do the race as well
 And we're off!
 "This hurts."

 Matchy-matchy with Gayle post-race
 No PR but 2nd in AG calls for a recovery beer!
 By the time awards were announced, I was on to the victory beer - W30-34 podium posing with Sarah
 Once all that was done it was time to swim!  I'm so glad I was able to swim in open water nearly every day last week.  Here's a view back towards the beach from the 1st buoy
 I don't know *why* everyone made fun of my swim cap... LOL
 Saturday was a day at sea as we cruised back to San Juan before we all headed home.  We hid out and avoided the crowds plastered to every chair on deck of the ship and ended the day with one last dinner with Alex and Susan.

 Sunday we disembarked and headed home.  There were some eventful airline bobbles along the way but it couldn't diminish the glow of such an awesome trip!  I can't recommend Cruise to Run enough for anyone who is looking for a warm sunny fun vacation with some active people.  

Tomorrow, back to our regularly scheduled programming.


Clarese said...

Wow! That is certainly different from the way I've spent my cruises :). Looks like you had a great time.

Christi said...

That really is a great lookin' vacation. I think I will have a discussion with my friends on doing something like this in the near future.

Wes said...

that's very cool. Sarah is one of my inspirations!

Jennifer Harrison said...

You look SO cute!! GLAD you had a great time - looks awesome!!! :)

San said...

Whoa, fun times. I'm so happy for you. Thanks for sharing.

Enjoy your weekend.

Cotter Crunch said...

i think we need to come live with you. I like your lifestyle and travel races.
Can the cotters come visit? We'll bring GF beer.

Meera said...

I'll summarize my thoughts as "ab envy" :) Looks like such a fun vacation!

Anonymous said...

Wow, so much fun! I normally hate cruises because they're always designed for inactive people. This looks like a blast... will definitely check it out!

Runner Leana said...

That looks like such a fun vacation Molly! I'll have to keep it in mind for the future. Thanks for sharing!