I had a blast!!!!! I left on Wednesday for Georgia and stopped for dinner and a run along the way in Annapolis. It was cold, but it was a lot warmer than upstate New York. I had a 14 hour drive to get to Augusta, but it was worth every second. I felt like I was driving through the four seasons and the snow finally disappeared in the Carolinas. It wasn’t a heat wave, but I will take it!!!!!
I arrived late and had some bugles for dinner ha ha. When I got up the next day, I met Gigi, my friend’s daughter.We went for a long run along the Savanna Rapids. It was so nice and it reminded me a lot of the Erie Canal.
I broke my phone in South Carolina when I went for a run so I had to get a new phone. I went to a place called “The Whiskey Bar,” which is in Augusta. It was amazing. I at teriayki chicken and sweet potato fries. I loved it and would totally go back.
I went to packet pick up with Gigi and we bought some shirts that said “Don’t Stop Running.” I love the singlet and wore it on a run while I was down there. We had a great time at packet pick up and bought some socks and energy gels.
After Starbucks, I went to Gigi’s house for dinner and had pizza. I could eat pizza every day. I had to go back to Lisa’s house for the night. Lisa was super nice and is a friend of Judy’s. I felt like I made some new friends during this trip and they all run!!!!!! Bonus!
Lisa has a couple of old cats and I became really fond of Simon. He was so cute. I wish my cats acted like Simon. Lisa has a beautiful house with a pond. I wish I lived in Georgia. I am sure it gets really hot in the summer but I loved the winter!!!!!
We ran the Sports 5k and I wore my Y runner singlet and a Syracuse hair tie so I would not be beat up by anyone from Clemson. There were a bunch of runners and a guy named Kenny Bobby. He was dressed in a wonder bread suit and was hillarious. I lost a few minutes on my time because I ran with him to the trash can in first place. I led the race for over a mile out of everyone and I felt really awkward. The volunteers had a blast with it…ha ha but then a couple of guys went by me. I aint gonna lie, I wanted to beat the boys. I beat most of them and all of the girls. My time was 23:30. I will take it…though I can do better. I wore new shoes and had a half marathon the next day so I saved some energy!!!!!
The half was a great time but I wore new shoes and compression sleeves. I had to stop after two miles to take them off and throw them. I lost some time and finished in 1:50…I think I could have gone under 1:45 if I had been smarter about the sleeves and shoe choice. You would think after 59 half marathons I would have been smarter for this one…maybe a little too much sun?
I drove home after and had a long drive!!!!! I found that a lot of places were closed on Sunday!!!!! No fun! I was glad to find a Starbuck!
Calendar of Races:
March 7- Palooza 5k Salisbury Massachusetts
March 8- The Ocean’s Run Half Marathon- South Kingstown, Rhode Island
March 22- Syracuse Half Marathon, NY
April 3- Airport Challenge
1 Mile run/ Beast Pacing 2:15 pacer for Half Marathon- Race the Runways, Brunswick Maine
April 18- B.A.A. 5k
April 19- Earth Day Half Marathon- Baldwinsville, NY
May 3- Providence, Rhode Island Full Marathon
May 16- St. Michael’s Maryland Running Festival- Half Marathon
May 17- Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon- Fredricksburg, Virginia
May 30- Run For the Dream 8k Williamsburg, Virginia
May 31- Run For the Dream Half Marathon Patriot’s Challenge
June 28- Half Marathon Bristol, Rhode Island
July 11- Shipyard Old Port Half Marathon- Portland, Maine
July 12? Boilermaker
August 23- North Shore Half Marathon in Massachusetts- Beast Pacing Pacer 2:00 group
August 31- 18:12 challenge in Sacketts Harbor, NY
September 12- Bird In Hand Half Marathon- Pennsylvania
September 19- Gulf Beach Half Marathon, Connecticut
September 20- Rochester Half Marathon?
October 18- Bay State Marathon, Massachusetts!!!!!!!
December 15- Kiawah Full Marathon- South Carolina