Waking up in Vegas aka schadenfreude

22 Aug

Hola thelastcorral readers!  Back in Virginia Beach and trying to get used the humidity again.  Vegas was hot, but it’s true, there is noooo humidity!

Okay, so where’d we stay?


We were basically right in the middle of the strip.  Given the chance would I stay at Harrah’s again?  No probably not.  The casino was the smokiest that we visited and I didn’t win on their slots!  Also, in order to use the gym it was $20 before 4 and $10 after.  We thought this was a little crazy, which is why we did all of our running outside.  But…since we were smack dab in the middle it did allow for some good “strip” shots.

Looking up the strip

Down the strip, the view from Sushi Roku!

Did we train?

Why yes, yes we did.  After we learned that the gym was out of the question we had to edit the training plan a bit, but we did train.  We ran for a 30 hour on Wednesday, a 2 miler on Friday, and then we ran/walk 6.5 miles on Saturday.  Running in the desert/Vegas is different.  It gets hot early, not humid and hot, just hot.  We tried to get up before 8 every day in order to beat the heat.  Because there was so much smoke in the casinos Leanne had a little trouble with her lungs, but we adjusted!  Another hiccup about running on the strip is that there are a lot of walkways that you have to climb up and down.  That equals a lot of stairs that are integrated into the run, that equals tired legs…

I think the best part of running early in Vegas is that you get to see so many walks of shame.  All the girls with caked on make up, no shoes, stumbling about.  Good stuff, cuz you know I’m all about schadenfreude caring for others.

Oh yeah, and did I mention a drag queen show girl ran about 10 feet with us on one of our runs? No?!  Well he did. 

Okay, short little update, I’ll talk more about the food (oh there was food!) and what we did/saw.

Happy Monday to all!


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