Another Cool little place is on E's Hill, named after... E, anyway, several years ago E made a peace sign up there and it gets wrecked from time to time and it's the Job of every Florida Ultrarunner to fix that peace sign when we happen upon it in disrepair. This was the case today and Becky and I did our best to fix it up. I'm afraid we didn't do great, but we'll coax E back up after her race tomorrow and she'll fix it right up!
I ran up in Croom today with the Beckster (this is her taking a break in a tree, slacker)
It was so good to be back in "our" park. That's what the newbee park volunteer called it when I thanked her for helping out the park. "And thank you for coming out to OUR park." Er, hey, I know I've been gone like 10 weeks, but "I've been running this place 40 times a year for 7 years and I've never seen you before, Hon, unless by OUR you mean YOUR you're ticking me off a mite (and geez, I was just saying thanks)"
Hey that's not the only cool tree in Croom, there is this one tree that Candi calls Chase's tree, (I thought he may have thrown up there once, but that's not the case, she just said it reminds her of him. Of course Candi and I have been running Croom together for 7 years, Chase was here maybe a year or two, and I don't have a tree, jeez...) Anyway, here's Chase's tree (and me trying to push it down, I'm standing on the other one to get a little leverage.)
That's not the only tree that has a name, there is also what the park service calls the Bench Tree, and we call John Holmes tree. Below I'm laying on the tree (if you look close you can see the we Heart U John Holmes spray painted on the tree.)
Well there you have it a picture tour of Croom, we made it all the way around, we went through Bundy's Pit, Here's the Beckster chugging down the pit. You really can't tell from my amateur photography, but that pit is steep! You gotta be careful there.
Can I admit something here to the two of you reading?