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A race on a 2 year race anniversary

Two years ago I ran my first half marathon. Disney’s wine and dine. I had no idea what to expect. I didn’t know anyone, Tho I met 2 amazing women who were just the nicest people ever. Had no idea I would fall in love with the sport as much as I have but I did. I’ve met some of the most amazing and inspirational people and made some best friends. 16 halfs and 2 fulls later I am still going strong. Each race I learn something new. Wether it’s about myself or what to do or not to do. As I completed my 16th half on Sunday, it seemed fitting to be wearing the wine and dine tee as I was freezing from a cold wet race. Some races are more of a struggle than others but unless I am dead I will make every effort to cross that finish. It shows me that no matter how much it hurts you can survive and push through. It’s been a roller coaster of a few years but here I am still standing. Sometimes with the help of friends. The journey isn’t ever meant to be easy. If it was easy. Everyone could do it. I’ve earned my medals. Keep on truckin my friends

Great White Shark

Countdown to the Great White Shark dive

Great White SharkIt all started when I was 7 years old. My pop-pop (grandpa) would take me to the beach every week to collect shells. Thats what you do when you grow up in south Florida. One day I came across a shark’s tooth. I asked my mom to take me to the library (no internet back then) to see what type of tooth it was. I quickly learned it was a Tiger Shark. Gorgeous creatures by the way. In no time, I came home with every shark book I could find to learn more. I became a bit obsessed with sharks. NOt much has changed since then.

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Weekend of swimming with Sam the nurse shark and Domino the sea turtle

domino sea turtle thumbnailThis weekend was finally great weather to snorkel. It has been very windy and choppy the last few weekends. I made sure to take full advantage.

The ocean was as flat as glass. I hit the ocean saturday morning at 9 am. It is breakfast time for the fishies. I sure didn’t want to miss a beat. I clearly wasn’t the only one with the brilliant idea of hitting the water. Diving flags were everywhere.

I couldn’t help but feel excitement at seeing my nurse sharks again. I’ve been feeling like a fish out of water lately. I knew that if I asked to see my sharks that I’d get it.

Surfs up, dude. Free Surf Lessons!

YAWN..I am so not a morning person but for a free surf lesson I can be. Ha. No really. I am! The fine people at island water sports are nice enough to put them on every saturday morning starting at 7am.

I got there right at 7. I was expecting 5…10 tops but there was atleast 50.

After signing in and giving my emergency contact we were all assigned teams. I was teamed up with 2 teenage girls. We grabbed our 9′ padded board and headed to the beach.

Father/daughter fishing day in Everglades City

Waking up at 545am is not my idea of fun. However, its a yearly fishing trip I do with my dad so it’s well worth it. We have been doing these trips since I was 7 years old.

We make the trek across alligator alley (damn it, just got sprayed twice and its 59 out) yes, im writting this as we make the hour long trek out to the soon to be meal dinners. I took front seat cause i love my dad. So as i was saying… Its just under a 2 hour car ride to meet up with our fantastic fishing guide Tony.

Today I was hoping to see a sunrise but its over cast and cloudy. No cookie for me getting up early :( I can almost see sunlight now as its 848am.