It's amazing what taking a day off from walking and taking a few days off drinking can do for a run. I also had the hostel staff fix the shutter and slept with a fan on last night. I still didn't sleep through the whole night, but it was certainly one of the best nights of sleep I've had while sleeping around in Spain. I woke up around 10 for breakfast and took my sweet time. Since I avoided walking too much yesterday, my legs felt the freshest they have in a bit. It doesn't hurt that I've managed to eat vegetables the past 2 days and avoid alcohol.
I was contemplating skipping my run, like I always do, but ended up chatting with a guy from Belfast that is a pro cyclist. So rather than coming up with an excuse of not to run, I laced up and went out for 40 minutes. I actually maintained an even pace because I returned to my starting point at exactly 40 minutes. I added a few minutes to round out to an even 4 miles. I'm still not running my 9-9:30 miles from 2008/2009 but I know I still can if I stick to it. While traveling, my biggest goal is to simply get the miles in regardless of time. I know that Disney Goofy is not going to be a PR race, but it will definitely be fun!
I ran along the boardwalk near the beach. The tide was out enough, that if I had packed my vibrams, I would have definitely run in them today, but atlas, my lowe alphine could only fit so much!