I started off the new year with a pretty bad fizzle. I was supposed to jump out of bed at 7:00 am, brush my teeth, take the dog out, grab a quick, light bite to eat and then hit the Rails 2 Trails at 8:00 with a dozen people and run at least 12 miles. Instead, I slept and I slept and I slept. By the time I got out of bed it was quickly approaching 9:00 am. What happened to my brand new start for the year? I forgot to set my alarm clock. :/
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
After I dug my head out of my butt I signed onto Facebook and confronted my running peeps and apologized for being so slack. Their response? They forgave me but did not sugar coat anything – they agreed with me – I’m a slacker! It’s true. I mean, it was true. I was a slacker but my slackness did not last all day. At 3:30 pm, I met up with another running buddy, Masumi, outside of the Sentient Bean and we ran a good part of 12 miles together. When we parted I ran toward River Street and ended up with 14.25 miles. I was pleased.
That new year’s run was quite awesome. I hit areas of downtown Savannah I had not run before. I ran the Talmadge bridge to and fro, hit the race track on Hutchinson Island where I ended up seeing a donkey eating grass near the side of the road. I then worked my way back toward the Sentient Bean via Price ave.
So, did I redeem myself? Maybe not…some of my running peeps said that my mileage only counted for half since I stood them up. Fair enough. I deserve that. Still, though, 14.25 or 7.12, it was still a great run through downtown Savannah on a glorious new year’s day. And, I’m ready for more!
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season. I pray that 2013 may be one of the most amazing year’s in your lives. Stay strong! Run Strong. And, be happy! It’s all good in the end.