Hope you’ve had a wonderful long weekend.
I spent mine not running and not taking pictures about food or running #BloggersFail. The temperatures here in Florida are going up in a way that is not even funny. It’s been so hot lately that running after sunrise is not an option anymore.
I will normally be a nighttime runner during summer time. And once the daylight saving time comes, I’ll start doing my runs in the morning. This summer is so hot that I think I need to be back to my morning schedule earlier than expected, which I don’t complain about. I love to be a morning runner because of its convenience.
However, It is so darn hard to become one when waking up early is not something that comes naturally to you. I’ve been trying to wake up at 06:00 am during the past week and I cannot do it to save my life. I know is something I will be able to do again. Once I figure it out, I might write a post on how I managed to do it.
Ok, back to my long weekend. Even though I didn’t go for a single run, I spent an incredible time with my boyfriend and his family. We went down to the beach to do snorkeling on one of the days. I wasn’t sure what to expect out of this experience since it was my first time snorkeling. I figured all I needed to know was how to swim and how to breathe from my mouth. I wasn’t wrong.
We went out on a 30-minute boat trip and our snorkeling adventure begun. It took me around 10 minutes to get the hang out of my snorkel and mask. Even after that, I kept swallowing water once in a while. I don’t know if I need more practice or the quality of my snorkel wasn’t the best, but I was determined to explore the sea.
I joined my boyfriend and his niece and we started exploring the beautiful corals and fishes. It was so beautiful that it didn’t feel real. I was still struggling with water inside my snorkel so I needed to pull my head out sometimes. At one point, I turned my head back to the the water and there it was, a baby shark swimming a few feets from me. I freaked out. I backed off, then realized my snorkel broke. It all happened so fast that I even wasn’t sure what my eyes saw: “Probably it was just a big fish. Probably It was me being paranoid. Everything seems to be ok. Everything is ok. Nobody is screaming or anything. If that was a real shark people would be like crazy already. I wonder if they saw it too. Yeah, it was just me and my imagination.”
I looked around me and all I saw was my boyfriend and his niece calmly swimming far from me. They didn’t notice my snorkel broke. So I headed back to the boat by myself to get it fixed. Right after that, we met again and kept snorkeling for a few more minutes. Our boat gave us the call indicating it was time to get back, and so we did.
I think one of the first words that came through my boyfriend’s mouth as we were taking off all of our snorkeling equipment was: “We saw a shark!” I was shocked. I guess it wasn’t all a product of my imagination.
My first snorkeling experiences was indeed very interesting. I’m looking forward to do it again!
Have you ever seen a shark or something scary in the sea before?
Do you like snorkeling?