Friday, February 8, 2008

the big easy....


...or not so easy of a city to run in. got to new orleans on tuesday for work (and a lil bit of mardi gras play) and decided to venture out for a run with sarah on wednesday. sarah and i quickly figured out that we should do a little more research before our next run because we gave ourselves an amazing tour de ghetto. plenty of looks (and oh so tasteful comments) from people wondering why two geeky white girls (with garmins and visors-cringe!) were jogging through their hood.. you know those runs when you don't see any other joggers? rough one....

so i did a little gym rat sesh complete with the indoor trifecta-mill running, stationary bike & elliptical to get the ole confidence back on thursday, and bucked up for another outdoor run with sarah today (friday). this time, i did my research! we hopped the classic new orleans st. charles ave streetcar near our hotel and rode it out through the garden district and near tulane university.
on the car...
we went to the end of the line, hopped off and ran back (8 miles). a RAD point-to-point run, especially since we ran right in the streetcar tracks which is a packed dirt path....i heart soft surfaces...here are some butt shots i took of sarah on the move...

fun times, but i'm so ready to head home tomorrow and sleep in my own bed, and get back to those other two sports i am supposed to be training for.

ok dinner time, off to one more round of gumbo and oysters.....

2 comments:

moonpie said...

Oh man that could have turned out badly! Yeah, New Orleans - I think by now it's the murder capital of the world. I'm surprised you weren't mugged for your wrist laptops alone!

When I was there a while ago I ran all around the tourist areas only. Got lots of WTF looks from the revelers but I knew I'd be fairly safe, so...

That was a great idea to run on the streetcar tracks though!

Glad you made it safely, and I BET you can't wait to get out of there!

You SHOULD go to Pat O'Briens for a hurricane though!

triguyjt said...

love new orleans.

wifes sister lives right by audobon park in one of those huge wedding cake homes..(you rode right by it, i'm sure)
love to run in that city. run to the art museum, the french quarter and stuff...very nice...
but stay together in some part, ofcourse... be safe