Vanderbilt Beach Naples Florida

Vanderbilt Beach Naples Fl

Today was new running shoe day.  Yes, it is that big of  a deal to me.  I had far too many miles on my shoes and was long over due for a new pair.  A fellow runner and agent in my Bonita Springs Keller Williams office recommended that I go to Naples on The Run and get a proper fitting from "the foot whisperer".  So that's what I did.  I picked my mom up so she could make the drive with me and we hit Naples on the Run.  I'm all hooked up with new kix and a nifty little iPod converter so I can still track my runs, speed and distance.  I'm sporting Brooks shoes with the little converter pocket on the laces that the sensor goes in.

Tonight I had a chance to test drive the new shoes in Vanderbilt in North Naples, Florida.  Where Immokalee Road nearly ends at the gulf is Connors Park.  Parking is free and there is a walking trail from Connors Park up to and under the bridge that crosses Vanderbilt Bay.  It's a big loop packed with walkers, runners and tons of man's best friends.  For those of you looking for a great place to walk, run or roller blade this is a great spot.  There's tons of activity and stuff to watch.  The streets are wide and have bike lanes and sidewalks.  From Connors Park (down Bluebill Avenue to Gulfshore) to Vanderbilt Drive and back is a 5K run.  Come on, it's only 30 minutes.

Tonight I had a chance to peek at both Aqua at Pelican Isle Yacht Club at Wiggins Pass and Moraya Bay on Gulfshore Drive, smack dab on Vanderbilt Beach.  Those buildings are going up fast!  It shouldn't be too long before they'll be doing after hours tours.  I was on a running mission (still training for the Susan G Komen 5K Race at Coconut Point) so no photos this trip. I'll make a point to go back and snap a few of the buildings and their killer views.