Tuesday, February 10, 2009
long beach walk with carol from CT
Imagine my surprise when I got an e-mail from my Ct running friend Carol, saying that she and her husband Pat were biking on Sunday and saw me running! Not only is she an awesome trail runner, having won many USA age-group trail awards, but she is an accomplished marathoner. She is recovering from back surgery and a stress fracture so just getting back into the training after many months. They own a condo down here, and are here until the end of March. Carol and I made plans to walk on the beach, since they are near where we are staying --we walked to the lighthouse and back, and saw 2 turtles --a cool turtle sculpture and a real tortoise...It was good to catch up --I gave her the info on the CT winter racing scene and got all kinds of Sanibel info from her. We talked about trail races (Escarpment and seven sisters), regular races (Boston), and hill climbs (she is in Mt. Washington hill climb and will have to do hill climbing on treadmill). The weather was delightful. Since her husband had been out biking I got inspired and went biking for an hour. A fun Sanibel blog (s)I discovered is Tootsie-check out her photos of Sanibel critters and scenes, especially turtles. Thak yo Tootsie for allowing me to publish the photos below.