The Temp: 47 degrees, with a breeze, which made it feel like 37!
The Thang: We ran 11 miles around downtown. Starting at Dreher, we ran down Ott, turned right on Heyward, (by then the sun had come out, and we were able to enjoy some of the nicer homes on our next street), turned right on Saluda, left on Greene, right on Pickens, left on Richland, left on Main (at this point, we were a little surprised not to see more than a couple of booths set up for Soda City…but then spotted about 7 tow trucks, clearing parked cars!). At the State House, we turned right on Gervais and ran into the Vista. After crossing the river, we stopped for a water and bathroom break at the park on the corner of Alexander. Once we had taken care of business, we continued to the next intersection, which is State St., where we turned left. Finally, we took a left on Blossom. The only point of interest at this point was negotiating the construction at the old Cotton Compress building. After weaving around the fencing and running across some mud, we were on Devine, then turned right on Lincoln, and back onto Blossom. At Assembly, we passed 30 some FiA ladies (including YHS’s M), who were rucking food donations to Harvest Hope Food Bank (btw- they donated 888 lbs worth of food!) After that it was smooth sailing back to DHS. Back at Ott, Cornstache continued on for an extra 5 miles, since he’s training for the Kiowa full marathon in three weeks (the rest of the PAX are doing the half). The PAX were relieved that we didn’t run this route in reverse, since it included so many hills!