Thursday (Day 1): Travel to Miami
Our original plan was to drive from Atlanta to Miami, so we wouldn’t have to deal with airports. We thought it would be the more relaxed way to go. We were pretty concerned about the flights being crowded since this is snowbird time year in South Florida.
After Mr. Blondie got home late Wednesday night fom a particularly busy trip, we decided the drive down wouldn't be easy. And then doing the drive home after being awake almost all weekend? That could end up being downright dangerous. Plus, driving would have cost us at least $300 in gas and tolls. New plan....
Flight loads looked good the night before, so we made the last minute we made the decision to fly instead. Fortunately, things stayed in our favor (no weather delays or cancellations), and we had no problems getting seats Thursday morning.
|I brought plenty of mini Marathon Bars for sharing.|
We grabbed some lunch,and spent the afternoon chilling out in downtown Miami.
Then we hit Target for supplies. All the stuff we couldn’t/didn’t want to carry on a plane.
|Pillows, towels, snacks, sunblock, drinks, etc., etc.|
We met up with the rest of our team for a quick dinner at Carino’s. It was our first time meeting the other 8 runners in person.
Funny aside: Our team captain, John, is the husband of one of Mr. Blondie's old girlfriend's. Through her Facebook page over the summer, we found out he needed extra people for a Ragnar team. When Mr.Blondie told me about it and asked me if I thought it would be awkward, I was like, hell no, sign us up! That's how we ended up here.
With full bellies after dinner, we were ready to sleep almost immediately when we got back to the apartment. This would be the most sleep we’d get for the next 4 days.
Friday Morning (Day 2): The Starting Line
Friday morning we up and at ‘em at the early morning hour of 9am :) While we weren’t happy with our late assigned start time of noon, we did appreciate being able to sleep in.
We packed up and made our way to Virginia Key Beach Park. Eccentricity was encouraged.
|Not our teammate|
To go with our team name "Running with the Devil", the men (begrudgingly) dressed up as angels, and the women as devils.