8 strong posted for a celebratory run in honor of our nation’s most prominent symbol. Circle up at the Commons before commencing a pass the flag loop on the western edge of the university.
Mosey across the lake, past the chapel, up to Crenshaw, across College, right on Westham, left on University, left on Ralston, loop around Windsor on the James, back to Ralston, right on Rose Hill, right on University, left on Westham, right on Lakewood, back to start for final lap around the lake.
COT by YHC.
YHC checked the calendar this morning before leaving and realized today is Flag Day. What better to respect our nation’s symbol than with an alternating flag carry on our run this AM. Hills were not quite as plentiful as previous weeks with YHC opting for new territory rather than repeating some of the hills the PAX has conquered recently. Upon arrival in “Windsor” (pronounced with a British accent, nose pointed to the sky and pinky finger extended), Marv insightfully pointed out “Man, these are First Class streets!” They reminded YHC of Kramer’s Wide Lanes episode where he adopted a 3 lane highway and repainted the lines to support 2 lanes of traffic.
Post COT the PAX was greeted with a friendly reminder of the strong and brave individuals who have preceded us in carrying our country’s torch. Spider Run continues to be a place to enjoy fellowship with our community neighbors, today with the former president and chancellor of the university. Swirly said it best with “If you ever need a reason to get out of the fartsack in the morning, that was it”. Just envision an 89 year old ex-marine, fully suited up at 6:15 in the morning, starting his day with a brisk walk through campus.
Today is the day we remember and honor our flag as a symbol of strength, consistency and resiliency. Let it be a beacon of hope in times of trouble.
Thanks as always for letting me lead. See everyone in the gloom.