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It was sunny and the river sparkled, but the wind nearly blew us off the Potterfield Bridge during our lunchtime run. YHC’s Garmin, source of all truth, logged 4.5 miles. Apparently part of Lab Rat’s job is to keep a washing machine running. Doesn’t sound like much until you find out it would cost more to replace than the cost of the median house price in Richmond. YHC learned far more about industrial washing machines than he ever thought possible.

At 2:00 pm sharp YHC’s Webelos den set out to complete the Stronger, Faster, Higher requirement.  Joined by Honey Do, Ronnie, and a couple of other parents, YHC led nine Webelos to roundabout #2. COP was handed to Honey Do for Merkins Helicopters SSH LBC 5 Burpees Mosey to the Penny Stage for Touch a Tree.  Partner up and chase down 6 trees while your partner does Donkey Kicks and BTTW.  Swap and work through 4 new trees and finish with 2 trees. Back to Lockjaw as we head to the Rusty Cage.  See which of the scouts could make…

Three downtown runners assembled at lunch for a quick run. Lab Rat was held up by work awhile, so YHC and Shakedown ran several laps before picking up Lab Rat. Route was our standard path…down to the 9th Street Bridge from the Capital, across and then along the river, back across the Potterfield Bridge and  up to the Capital. Lab Rat put in about 3.5 miles, Shakedown 4.5 miles and YHC 7 miles. Come join us if you are downtown and available Wednesdays at lunch.

Flatline came out to join the merry runners of Before Noon DLite today, unfortunately for him it was an off day. Shakedown was first on the scene to greet him, in work clothes because he forgot his shorts. Lab Rat did his best, which is not saying much.  We almost got 3 miles in before I had to slow it down to a walk do to feeling pretty shaky and dizzy.  As Flatline put it, “it’s a good thing you are running with a nurse”…which made me feel better.  Then he told me about the 3 patients that died this…

For all of those who are interested and available to go with me, I am planning a trip to Wilmington, NC to assist in hurricane Florence recovery and donate time and goods for the weekend of 10/26-10/28.  Here is the basic plan: Friday 10/26: Load up the trucks and leave Hampton Roads after work (approx. 6pm). Drive to my in-laws’ house in Angier, NC (arrive approx. 9:30pm).  They have plenty of room for anyone that wants to come (they can comfortably house about 15 visitors).  We will spend the night there. Saturday 10/27: Get up early on Saturday morning to…

3 SOJ regulars eschewed the late finish of the Hokies-Irish game and conveined at Urban Farmhouse for some miles, just under 6 miles were slayed.  Coffee/Tea was ingested.  Sweat rolled profusely.  Apologies to any UF visitors who sat in those chairs later in the day. Great times.  Thanks Rosie & Honeymoon.

The river is running high and it’s warm out so two warriors took to the trails Thang Buttermilk then north bank. 7 miles.  NMS This was Tippecanoe’s first ever Trail Run and I have been looking forward to getting him out there for some time.  His cross country coach wanted them to do an easy 6 miles this weekend –  I guess he got the bonus plan . 9:15 min miles on the trail are easy, right?  

2 troopers gathered in the fall heat for a 7 mi run. Route is the main drag through Church Run, Windsor Place and Wellesley neighborhoods connected by three chopt road. Nice 8 min pace. YHC took us out.

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