Did an easy 2 mile run this morning. These pictures are clearly before seeing as how I live in coastal, central Florida and the “feels like” at 8am was 94 degree. I had hoped to do a longer distance but did not account for what running in the heat on an empty stomach would be like. Stupid, I know. The gym is spoiling me.
The YMCA is closed today so I had planned on just skipping today’s workout. When it hit about 7am I caved and went for a run outside. It was gross. I hate the heat. I hate it saps my energy and makes my legs feel like lead. I hate how 2 miles in I have to keep walking because my heart rate is nearing the 90% mark. Oh well. The important thing is I did it!
This mornings sunrise run.
Dedicated to the fallen officers in St. Petersburg last year, we invite athletes and supporters to show appreciation to our officers by participating in the:
• 6:59 am K-9 Officer Jeff Yaslowitz 10K Race / Walk
• 8:30 am Sergeant Tom Baitinger 5K Race / Walk
• 10:30 am Officer Dave Crawford 1 Mile Walk to Remember
These events were established by Lorraine Yaslowitz in memory of Jeff, Tom, and Dave.
Lorraine and Jeff often ran together and competed at local races. That, combined with Lorraine’s desire to memorialize Jeff in a positive way, to thank the Tampa Bay community for their support during last year’s tragedy, and to thank police officers everywhere, motivated Lorraine to establish the Partners for Life Foundation.
ALL proceeds from the race after expenses will go to the Partners for Life Foundation. Our inaugural race last May attracted 1,170 athletes and generated $20,000 in net proceeds to establish the Partners for Life Foundation. Of all the fundraisers / memorials that have taken place, this is the foundation that Lorraine created on her own to remember her husband Jeff and his fellow officers, Tom and Dave.
All courses are in downtown St. Petersburg and will feature the dowtown waterfront. They are mostly flat and aesthetically varied.
Park signs seen on my downtown runs.
5 mile run in downtown today. Proud of myself for doing it and it felt good. I think downtown is one of the easier places for me to do longer distances because there is so much to see.
Downtown St. Petersburg, Fl during my morning run. Beautiful blue sky and a gorgeous day to be out there. 3 miles run at a pretty good pace, close to a PR.
The Fred Marquis Trail began as a vision in 1983. A man whose son was killed while riding his bike, helped form the Pinellas County Metropolitan Planning Organizations Bicycle Advisory Committee, consisting of bicycle enthusiasts. The committee, in conjunction with the Pedestrian Safety Committee, wanted a safe place to enjoy bicycle riding, strolling or jogging. The county had a separate problem - what to do with a 34-mile corridor of abandoned CSX railroad right of way.
The committees’ dream became a reality in 1990, when the first 6-mile section of the Pinellas Trail opened, connecting Taylor Park in Largo to Seminole Park in Seminole. The trail became immensely popular, with usage figures exceeding all expectations. With the passage of the first Penny for Pinellas one-cent local option sales tax, plans were put into motion to connect the County, from north to south, with a continuous trail.
Morning walk in downtown St. Petersburg, FL