"A fat, roly-poly little fellow, Happy is easily recognized with a perpetual smile and his bright, cheery disposition. His unique bushy white eyebrows are constantly bobbing with his eager grin as Happy always looks on the brighter side of things." - http://crushable.com/entertainment/fun-facts-about-the-seven-dwarfs-from-snow-white/
I am hopelessly Happy - this weekend was just an all-around great weekend. I got to spend it with one of my best friends from high school on South Padre Island. She's working in the area for a year, so it was the perfect opportunity to visit her and get in some beach time!!!
We spent almost the entire weekend outdoors - we had gorgeous weather: great temperatures, and mostly clear skies, but is was also unbelievably windy - they measured sustained winds of 20-25mph and gusts over 30mph both days! It was crazy, but at least it kept the heat in check.
Fortunately for me, my friend is also a runner, so she was more than willing to put in some miles with me this weekend. We managed to get a 3 mile run on the beach in first thing Saturday morning, and a 3 mile walk along the beach in this afternoon.
Here is a shot of the amazing view we had of the sunrise as we were plodding along through the sand on Saturday morning: Beautiful, no?
This is us after the run - man we were tired. Because of the humidity, the sand, and the wind (see how crazy & windblown our hair is?), we didn't have any kind of record-setting pace, but we did have a great run!
This weekend's stats:
- 10 minute warm-up walk
- 3.02 mi run; 0:40:55 min; 13:33 min/mi avg. pace
- Note: running on sand, even hard-packed sand, is HARD!!!
- 3 mile walk; 0:56:27 min; 18:49 min/mi avg. pace