Monday, June 13, 2011

Humidity is a runner's best friend

Yesterday (Saturday) just called for a 4 mile run. Thank God! We started running at 6am and it felt like high noon. The humidity in San Juan (and the rest of Puerto Rico) has been ridiculous. The picture above is of VIP Running's home track in Torrimar and nutty folks (fellow group members) who wake up early on Saturdays to sweat a little. The VIP Running group follows the Galloway run/walk program.

Friday was a rest day. I got invited to play the Amaury Nolasco & Friends Golf Classic. In its 2nd installment,  Amaury brings to Puerto Rico TV celebrities and pro athletes along with some local personalities to play golf, have some fun in the sun and raise funds for CAP and VAL foundations. CAP is a NFPO dedicated to the welfare of cancer patients at the Pediatric Hospital in Puerto Rico. VAL stands for "Vive Alegre Luchando" (live happy battling) and  its purpose is to bring happiness and hope to children diagnosed with cancer through fun activities and events. Got to play with President Charles Logan from the drama series 24 (real-life Gregory Itzin). Very nice, down-to-earth man and great golfing partner. It was hard to stay hydrated on a day like Friday. Temps and humidity both into the low 90s. Need to get used to the summer heat for the rest of the training season.

Week 2 starts tomorrow. Looking forward to incorporating an exercise routine on off days as well as hitting the pool twice a week. Hopefully will get a glimpse of our real-life President on Tuesday. Barack Obama will be in town.

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