This ongoing photo series examines the ways the coronavirus pandemic has upended and reshaped athletes' lives.
Kate Strait loves the sight of the fresh tracks she leaves in the snow as she walks down the beach to the Maine coast. Temperatures dip toward freezing during the first three months of the year, but that doesn't stop her. If there are waves, the eighth-grade science teacher will surf them. It helps break up the long days spent in front of the computer teaching her students virtually during the coronavirus shutdown.
Even without the current global conditions, Strait, 38, would be surfing. She was diagnosed with Lyme disease last April, but surfing was her sanctuary long before that. It puts her mind at ease, offering enough clarity to drown out the constant physical pain her body feels.