I recently went on a Google Glass adventure to Fort Myers/Sanibel (#findyourisland, #Ftmyersanibel). The day after we landed, I woke up at 6 am and realized that it was too dark to run. I got dressed wearing my new Zensah compression socks, along with my Nike attire and New Balance running shoes. I waited until it the sun rose at 7 am. Then, I walked to the front desk to ask for running trail suggestions.
“There are no running trails but there is a bike path alongside the road,” the man behind the desk told me. “You can run there.”
“But that’s actually the road,” I said.
“Yeah, don’t worry,” the man told me, “just run against traffic.”
At first, I was a little skeptical, but when I started running past magnificent houses on one side and an incredible beach on the other, I felt like I was in heaven. I didn’t care that cars were passing me. There weren’t many, but it didn’t bother me. It was so peaceful.
As I ran past the beach, the road became tree-lined and I saw even more incredible homes. I kept running. I was in search of nothing. I felt completely zen, totally in tune with myself and my body. What an incredible run.
After a weekend of meeting amazing social media folks and learning a lot about the #FtMyerSanibel area, I felt as if I found my island.
P.S. I noticed that there is a full marathon, half marathon and 5K in Ft Myers on November 10th. Here’s the link if interested. It looks like a run not worth missing…