Thursday, November 13, 2014

RUNNERS AND BIKERS AND NEW CITIES OH MY...



Last weekend Wes and I decided to stop by the Savannah Rock N' Roll Marathon and head downtown for lunch.  I was so in awe of how many people are just insane enough to run a distance that I normally don't have the energy to drive.  It was really great to see Forsyth Park so packed and energetic.  I was so distracted by the amount of people around that I didn't even manage to take any photos of the runners!  

We ended up in the Historic District for lunch and took in the sights at Ellis Square afterwards.  A bit cold for anyone to be running through the fountain but that's fine with me.  It's great living in a city where everything is familiar and at the same time nothing really gets old.  

The park had cleared out quite a bit on our way back to the house but there were plenty of runners taking the obligatory Forsyth Fountain picture for us to see.  The next day we headed down to Jacksonville to race in the AlleyKitty Race for the Titties (I think that was the name).  It was an alley cat style bike race with 9 different checkpoints throughout about 16 miles of a Jacksonville suburb.  It was both of our first times in any bike race and we decided to kind of take it as a joy ride more so than anything competitive.  

By the end of the ride I had dubbed myself as the girl "out of town and out of shape".  We had a blast seeing a new city and getting to know some new people.  Being "out of town and out of shape" got me to the finish line in last place.  I had zero problem with coming in last as I just had so much fun doing it at all.  Little did I realize last place was definitely a spot I wanted to come in.  I ended up getting more prizes than the male racers and they even gave Wes a 'what a nice guy to ride with his slow girlfriend' t-shirt.  

I guess I'm okay living in an 'everyone is a winner' world when I'm the one benefitting.  
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  1. Love your description of Savannah - Familiar but never boring!! Thanks for sharing your adventures. You Rock!

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