Before I arrived to Georgia I was assured that this was the perfect time to make the journey to the south. The humidity is dying down and the running season is in its peak right now!
Yipppeee for me!
I’m really liking this 70 degree weather and I’m perfectly happy in my tank top, shorts and flippy floppies! 🙂
So I’ve been doing a lot of exploring by foot these days…aka running!
I was pretty stoked to see there is a one mile dirt track outside the gym that is lined with bright lights. It’s great for those dawn or dust runs indeed!
I convinced J. Alabama to do a quick one mile warm-up loop with me, then continued to run 4 more miles solo. And it was rather speedy (at least for me) at that! I did 5 miles in 52 minutes.
I think the fact that I couldn’t stare at my garmin the whole time helped me to just to run at a more natural pace without worrying about time. I find it interesting that I usually run faster when I’m not focusing on my garmin.
I ran in complete silence and enjoyed the peaceful night run.
This is ghostly picture…my camera phone does not like nighttime photos apparently
I’ve been running a lot more regularly since I arrived here in Georgia. And I’m really looking forward to the Soldier Half-Marathon coming up on Saturday.
Though I did hear on the news that 45 feet of the Columbus RiverWalk collapsed last Saturday. The RiverWalk is the pathway that the race is being held on. Eeeek!
The part of the course that collapsed actually will only affect the marathoners (not the halfers), and apparently they have been working on re-routing that part.
But it still kind of freaks me out to know that hundreds of people are going to be running on parts of this walkway merely a week after a chunk of it collapsed.
How would you feel if you found out part of the race course you were going to be running on was faulty?