Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Beach!

Edge of the World at Folly Beach, SC
I have had 2 visits with my new PT concerning my “nix the 100k injury/biomechanical”. I am doing  exercises and have an idea of what is plaguing me and am working my best to deal with what is wrong and what to do! I will post next time on my findings and prognosis for what is going on.

 Yet for this past weekend at least for most of each day, I did not dwell on what wasn’t possible, but on new adventures!

After I realized I couldn’t compete, I withdrew from the team. Bummer. George was bummed for me too, yet I think he was more bummed not to have 5 days post race romping around Spain. So...we decided to schedule something we could look forward to…  After getting cleared from our jobs, we took an extra day from Veteran’s Day Weekend and made a 4 day with our destination being the Atlantic Ocean!

George on the SUP board. (I tried it too and promptly fell in!)
Since I am more high maintenance than usual (can not run and must swim/ elliptical/bike instead) we chose a resort with a great fitness and swim center that had a great deal going on AND it was as easy drive from downtown Charleston, SC. We had a kitchen and Internet and a fitness center and pool at the Wild Dunes on Isle of Palms, SC…plus we got a great rate ‘cause we were a 4 minute walk (brisk) to the ocean and not overlooking it!

The resort is known for golf and tennis… I can hardly tell the difference and George is recreationally skilled with both…Yet our focus would be on “downtowning, fresh fish eating and bike riding and swimming in the heated pool”.
Right after a great ride on a warm day

We certainly were not the typical resort visitors. We had the Toyota Echo with our bikes on top and it seemed the majority of the other vehicles were Audi, Mercedes or Lexus. I was barefoot and in flips most of the time whereas many of the other women were in heels if they weren’t in golf outfits.

We  really had a great time...Though I wasn't took psyched falling into a chilly creek while padding the SUP board for the first time...yet it did get much easier with practice!
Me, still wet after taking a digger...yet intrigued by this crazy new sport!
You can't get fish tacos in the NC mountains!

A sighting in downtown..
We spent lots of time in the mild outdoors and also did a Downtown Charleston Pub Tour-an organized event where we were "guided" to different bars and learned history along the way. A very different and entertaining experience.

It was great to spend quality time with George and with the beach...even the 5.5 hour drives down and back were fun, listening to each others music and anticipating our arrival (there and home!)


CathyK said...

what a great weekend! so glad you could make lemonade out of lemons. :)
all the best as you heal up.
cathy (a lurker de-lurking!)

Rick Gray said...

So glad you and George were able to get away for a few days. Certainly sounds like a wonderful weekend of enjoying each other and doing new and fun things. Love the picture of you on the board, but I have to say that George looks a bit more relaxed on his board than you do!

smartwool said...

Great photos..