Location: Marathon, FL (High 78, Low 61)
It’s been a great week here in Marathon. No big outings, just enjoying getting out there and being active, cooking on the grill, and relaxing.
We enjoyed a little nostalgic moment on Monday afternoon when we stopped in at the Cracked Conch Café for a bowl of conch chowder. It was November 2008 when we last were there. Harry and I were on our first vacation together and driving down from Pompano Beach to Key West when we stopped at this small diner for our first taste of conch chowder. And it was just as good this time as we had remembered.
We’ve been getting out there each day on the bike/walking trail getting ready for the half in Key West which is now only TEN days away. Tuesday we went for a six mile run. I’ve been pretty happy with how I’m doing after a two month hiatus from running.
This is me as a hot mess after our humid six mile run.
Yesterday we decided to take a break from running and bike to the Old Seven Mile Bridge from the campground.
It was just about 14 miles to the end of the bridge walkway. The highlight was stopping to look at the water and seeing stingrays. Harry got some awesome shots.
I had packed a nice picnic lunch and we settled in for a relaxing break with a great view. You can see the bike saddle pack I got a few years ago from LL Bean. It has come in so handy for packing snacks, lunches etc when we go on a long bike ride.
We couldn’t ask for a nicer view from our table.
From the picnic area looking back towards the old seven mile bridge walkway…
The entire trip was a little less than 29 miles. We were glad that there was a bike path, especially through the busy Marathon area. There were a lot of crossroads and lights and we had to be on the alert for turning cars and people driving out of parking lots. The ride was beautiful though, and we will probably do it at least one or two more times while we are here.