Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

Let’s Run It Back


Second verse, same as the first, as same two runners launched in the Gloom for a May morning run this week as last week. Temperatures were 70 and sunny. According to the ladies walking the VITA Trail, the following might have happened:

Route: Robinson to Floyd to Mulberry to Main (is that Handshake’s truck? Oh, sh…he’s supposed to be in SC! Whoa! Scandal?) to Sheppard to Police Memorial Way to VITA Trail. One loop, then east on PMW to Spottswood to the AO. Use Big Blue as the finish.

Return route: The usual. Spottswood to N. Robinson to the VSF.

Numbers, Names, YHC took us out.


May 30, Convergence at Tredegar Iron Works. This will involve brotherhood, exercise in the sun (yeah, it’s weird), and coffeeteria. Starts at 7. YHC thinks Gomer has the Q.

June 4th – big day. You are busy from 6 until 11. Just book it. The Bridge, 7:00 a.m. (leave by 6 cause you will get lost), Buckingham, VA for a convergence with Charlottesville . Stay for food after (and sign up so Vinny can get a rough headcount). 

Also, June 4th, give your blood starting at 10 a.m. You can be done by 10:30 if you don’t pass out. Location is Epiphany Lutheran (Methodists, Baptists, and Pentacostals can still come – I’m told Lutherans don’t bite, hard) at the corner of Horsepen and Monument. Pigskin has a sign up sheet, but your name is likely not on it yet, so get yourself together, make a commitment to someone other than you, and donate. YHC is also not on the list, and needs to get himself together.

Breaking Bread – This is our volunteer event. YHC asks that you do this 1 time per year (F3 has 24 nights annually). Make dinner for 8-12 people, drop it off on Belt Blvd. at 5:30, and make some people in need very happy. You know how excited your M and your kids and everyone you talk to get when you share a story about a Beat Down? Yeah – not that excited. Sharing a story about Breaking Bread? THAT will get them excited. We need 2 people for June and 2 for August. You can do this. Drop YHC a line with any questions. Sign up on the Q sheet (it’s on the far right – really, it’s there.)

NMS: Great to run again with Shiplap. We swapped talk about couches, marital infidelity, and Southern accents. Only those who post know.

Also, currently 100% of May Breakfast Club has had the same Pax and the same Q. F3 is led by a rotating Q, who also participates in the workout.

UpChuck spits the bit.


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  1. I miss BC, especially since I’ve been missing while Shiplap has been attending.

    Looks like you found my co-workers Truck.