Saturday, May 17, 2008

Running in Tulum...



Tulum is the site of a Pre-Columbian Mayan city that served as a port for what is now the Mexican Riviera. The ruins are located on cliffs along the east coast of the Yucat√°n Peninsula south of Cancun and along the Caribbean Sea in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. Pictured above, the site is gorgeous with slopping cliffs that end abruptly into a pristine cerulean sea. I arrived there this morning after taking a 7am ferry back from Cozumel where I had been reef diving yesterday. Upon arrival I went on a 5 miler in and around the site. The trails are a little eerie because of how desolate they are with occasional partially excavated ruins that jut out haphazardly. It was 87 degrees with 98% humidity - perfect running weather for a tapper. I came here hoping to channel some energy from our ancestors and bring me good luck one week from today. Right about now half of you guys are inebriated with Dwyer...wish I was there. Below is a picture of Xel-Ha natural water park; ran off a 15 foot cliff into the lagoon (pictured below) to make sure the Mayan's are looking out for me.

- JARRIN



2 comments:

Nietzche said...

Jarrin, I am inundated with beer, I hope you are having a good time, because the party was radical.

Peter said...

Amazing. I hope you archive all of these photos and travel descriptions. They could be published as a runner's guide to world travel.