2 SOJ faithful either started or ended their week by logging some miles, depending on whether you subscribe to the generally accepted ‘Merican way or to the international standard ISO 8601. Either way you slice it, miles were laid down, fellowship was enjoyed and the gloom was glorious.
YHC responded to Rosie’s text last night with an “In” so there was no choice when the alarm beckoned at 0530. Time to roll, baby. YHC and Rosie pulled into the AO within seconds of each other, greetings and let’s get going. The customary loop through the Grove, back under N. Woolridge, around the Loch Lothian and up the hill past AMFAMFitness to Midlothian Turnpike and West to Midlo Middle School (AKA, the New SOT).
NEW AO DETAILS — 13501 Midlothian Turnpike, Midlothian, VA 23113 (park in the parking lot up near Midlothian Turnpike in front of the tennis courts at the EAST end of the school.
Reliving our middle school glory days, Rosie and I took a brief tour through the new AO. LOTS!!! of great brick walls for Donkey Kicks, Chicken Peckers, Wall Sits, etc. A great Love/Hate Hill. Tennis Courts. A Track. A few different fields, and more parking lot tracer options than Lab Rat can possibly use in one beatdown (challenge??). Oh, and did I mention at least 28 numbered doors/entrances, with a “gauntlet alley” area that goes from #8-#21 (or something like that)…oh lord, the pain that area can bring could be epic!
YHC thinks this is going to be a great new AO with lots of options and even some great possibilities for “off campus” excursions. Reminder, post to this new AO for SOT starting this Wednesday.
Recon complete, we headed West on Midlo Turnpike to Charter Colony, South past Midlo High School, Left on Woolridge and back the flag for a cool 6 miles….or, as Rosie likes to call it…”Halftime”.
YHC, had to return to the homefront, but Rosie grabbed a water bottle and hit the road for more miles…BEAST!
Great running with you as always, Rosie. And, thanks for the text last night — wouldn’t have posted without it.
No More Gumbo For You!