Taper Time in Grand Cayman and Grandma’s Marathon Weekend

I probably shouldn’t call my vacation in Grand Cayman “taper time,” seeing as how I had been ramping up my training and sandwiching that particular weekend with big races.  Nevertheless, I had planned on taking it easy that weekend with only short runs, thus leading to my “taper time” verbiage.

Several days after the Vail Pass Half Marathon (which I recovered really well from, surprisingly), my Mom and I headed out to Grand Cayman for a work-rewarded trip (thanks Mom!).  We arrived on the island on Wednesday afternoon and were immediately spoiled with an amazing room at the Ritz Carlton and a welcome dinner on-site.

Celebratory drinks upon arrival!

I thought this was SO cute – shoe valet!

Toasting the sunset on the beach.

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