A short recap of sports events I have ‘participated’ in 2017. I said ‘participated’ because a friend once said that only those who’s goal is to win do the ‘race’. We merely participate to achieve our own goals. 12/31-01/01. Coastal Runs New Year’s Eve One Day. My first 12hr event, covered ~60miles. This would become the catapult in my ultra-running participation in 2017. Blog entry here. 03/04. Myrtle Beach Marathon. A vacation marathon in Myrtle Beach, enjoying an off-beach-season. This was a cold marathon, considering that this is already in the Southeast area, and it’s March! 04/15. Breakneck Point Trail … Continue reading A recap of 2017 events
Dec 20-23. Dry Tortugas National Park. The pinnacle of this adventure – camping at Dry Tortugas National Park. The whole idea of this road trip camping was built upon this. Wiki. Dry Tortugas National Park is a national park in the United States about 68 miles (109 km) west of Key West in the Gulf of Mexico. The park hosts Fort Jefferson, a massive but unfinished coastal fortress and the largest brick masonry structure in the Americas. Visitors can only access the park by ferry or seaplane from Key West, and the official ferry transportation is the Yankee Freedom Ferry. Dry … Continue reading Camping – Dry Tortugas National Park.
Dec 16-18. Jolly Rogers and Big Pine Key Fishing Lodge. From Upper Keys to the Lower Keys, the original plan was to camp in state parks (ie Curry Hammock and Bahia Honda state parks). However, these state parks were damaged … Continue reading Camping – The Keys
Dec 15-16. Elliott Key, Biscayne National Park. After 2 nights at the Everglades, next stop was an overnight camp at Elliott Key, Biscayne National Park. Elliott Key is a island accessible only by a boat trip from Dante Fascell Visitor Center. I had booked my boat trip in advance. Reservation was not required for camping in the island. A camp fee of $25.00 was due upon setting up camp. Elliott Key has bathroom facility for visitors and campers. Don’t expect hot shower, though! Like the Everglades, the island was still recovering from the hurricane. The trail leading to the other side of the … Continue reading Camping – Elliott Key
Prologue. Irma, a category 4 hurricane hit the mainland US in Sept, causing damage in Florida, with the most damage in the Florida Keys. The National Parks were not spared. I planned to visit the 3 National Parks in Florida … Continue reading Camping – Everglades National Park
everyday the sun rises it may not always be clear but it does with a busy day ahead we oftentimes ignore it but if you can go out and find a spot you can bring your coffee if you want just stand still and watch it it’s free like it has always been everyday the sun sets it may not always be serene but it does with a busy day that has passed we pay no attention to it but if you can go out and find a spot you can have a beer if you want sit still … Continue reading Everyday. Always.
Feeling bummed at this point. I sprained the same ankle yesterday, Aug 6, on the same trail. It was 2 weeks ago when the first one happened. It was recovering well, well, until yesterday. And this one looks and feels worse. The swelling is not getting down. It’s harder to walk. A slight twist causes discomfort. Also when the heel makes contact to the ground. In two months, I will have my first 100 miler. Is this now in jeopardy? Still trying to find a positive twist with this situation. With this, perhaps I’ll find out I have Wolverine’s healing … Continue reading Sprained Ankle – Again!?!?