Day 1 - We picked up the runners at the San Jose Airport and headed to the coast. After a quick run in the Nissene Marks State Park we ate lunch and headed down to Santa Cruz to Surf. Our friend Barry at Making the Drop provided us with personal surf lessons and everything we needed to surf in the 55 degree water. We were all a little nervous as beginners, but Barry kept us calm and took great care to make us comfortable. Luckily we had some warm weather too! Post surf we headed into town for a drink and then back home for dinner on the grill!
We sleep in a little until about 7 and eat breakfast. We take the scenic drive to the Big Basin Redwoods Park where we get in a hilly 7 miles! We eat our lunch at the park and then back to the cabin for some down time. After naps we head into Santa Cruz to visit the town. We stumbled upon the sea otter colony under the boardwalk and got to watch them up close!
Kristi finished her first trail 1/2 marathon looking smooth, and cheryl came blazing down just 5 min behind the women's winner! Congrats you guys! We had a blast.