Can you say BRRRR? still, there were over 100 runners crammed into RunnersWorld this morning.Among the faithful braving the cold to train, Fred gears up for a nine miler.Always the fashion statement, Joe sports an Insport vest that can be seen from space.
There were several newcomers this morning, and while I love to visit with them all, I managed to chat with only a few.Ceretha joined us to begin her training. Great to have you with us!!
Hunt (on the left) and Callum ran with us and knocked out 4 miles like it was nothing.
Nikki was here to join our walking program and walked with Candice.
In a rare appearance, Skeletor made a showing and belted out nine miles.
The groups began filing out of the store at 8:00. First the advanced marathoners, then the beginning marathoners, then the halfers, then the newbies/walkers.
Today's run was through the neighborhoods, and north to Swan Lake, on to Peoria in 19th St, and then back.
University of Florida?!?! Ok ok, rub it in.
Special thanks to Tatur Dave for marking the course, and the mile points.
Tatur Dave likes hills, and hills are like medicine....not always what you want, but they're good for you. The nice thing about hills, is that you can cruise once you reach the top.
Hanging out at the local watering hole.
A view of Swan Lake.
Cool thing about this run, was that it went past some amazing houses. Plus, these houses provided a wind break, whereas running on the river path would have been brutal today.
A Kodak moment in Utica Square....Lisa puts a move on Bobby!
Coach Kathy swept the course, checking on her runners. I thought she was offering snacks, but was smacked when I tried to sample a bite.
Have to say, this morning was one of my favorite areas to run. Seeing all the older architecture is awesome. The added hill work was just a bonus!
See you all on the trails!