I made the journey to Jacksonville Florida last weekend to see my childhood friend as well as my favorite band The Joy Formidable. They announced a show and I bought ticket and booked my flights. Yes, they are that good.
Two days before I departed my friend asked me if I had signed up for the Gate River Run 15k, so I decided I had to do this. My plans were to run a 12 miler on that day, but if I can do this and see more of the area and rub elbows with the fine people of Jacksonville. I had a ton of fun running the course and conquering the Hart Bridge aka, 'The Green Monster'. I was a bit nervous about my knee and he sweat really did a number on the tape. But the good news is it felt pretty good and I kept a pretty good 8:06 average for the first 8 miles. The incline of the bridge was a huge challenge and cut into my pace pretty hard. I'm really tempted to make this a scheduled run for next year as well. It was just great running in temps that were not 18 degrees and seeing a lot of people I've missed.
Ryan (That's me)
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