January 14, 2014

Granting Wishes at Sea, Make a Wish Foundation and Royal Caribbean

When we went on our Babymoon at the beginning on January to the Bahamas, I was really happy to see that there was a running track, and even happier to find that there was a charity walk scheduled for the morning of Day one.






For just a $10 donation, you were registered for the Walk. I chose to ran it, and did a full 2miles on the boat.

The windy boat.


But the view was pretty spectacular


And the accomplishment was pretty awesome as well.

2miles
28mins

The wind on the boat gave me a bit of a burn on my face, but I was all smiles (and dripping sweat) when I got back to our stateroom. I trimmed 2 minutes off my pace, likely due to the force of the wind on the boat, but 2 minutes is 2 minutes. I know I've said that pregnancy isn't the time to push your pace or train for something bigger than what you have accomplished already, but a little speed training here and there isn't a bad thing {just watch your heart rate and your body temp!}.

The running track on the boat left a little to be desired, to be honest. I was disappointed with how many people were leisurely strolling and wouldn't move out of the way for a runner. It's a running track people...please keep in mind that a runner build momentum and to have to slow, or holler at you to move out of the way can lead to injury! I had to yell on your left! to a group of guys, and when they didn't move had to leap over a lounge chair, which I didn't do very gracefully and almost tripped! If you're ever on a cruise and you see a runner, please please please just move a step or two to the side to allow them to pass safely!

Running on a windy ship was definitely fun, and it was certainly a challenge. I am happy with the results, the accomplishment and the fact that my run made a difference!


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2 comments:

Heather said...

Sounds like a great way to start the cruise - I think Carnival did something similar when I went on our cruise a few years back.

Censie said...

Thats a great cause. Pretty cool to say you ran a couple miles on a giant boat!

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