The CasITa-to-5k ran on The Strand after work yesterday.
The past few days have been unbearably hot so I was thrilled to see it had cooled down by the time we hit the beach.
At the request of one of the CasITa-to-5k members, we repeated Week One of the Couch-to-5k program.
We alternated between running for a minute and walking for 90 seconds. Our run intervals were at a brisk 11:30 minute mile pace.
It was a beautiful evening for a run on the beach. Beachgoers were scattered on the sand. Gentle waves foamed as they brushed the shore.
After we completed our intervals, we did some hill work. The beach path itself is fairly flat but the small streets that dead end at The Strand create hilly offshoots.
I almost made it all the way up without stopping but I got really winded about ten feet short of the top and had to stop and walk to catch my breath.
As we were heading back to the metered parking lot, we spotted a Serta Sheep peeking out at us from a window. Within the same unit, there was a large Jack head from Jack In The Box displayed in an upstairs window. On the front patio stood huge replicas of Sulley and Mike from Monsters, Inc.
I'm proud of our little CasITa-to-5k group and I'm looking forward to progressing through the program with them.