• When: 2018-07-04
  • QIC: Ken Doll
  • The PAX: Quisenberry, Swanson, Bing, Pickle, Ranger, Candy Stripe, Scooper, Meatball, Recall, Forrest, Bailout, Crack, Po, Cowbell, Squatter, Wee Wee, Lego, FNG-Pups, Ken Doll

Stride Runs to Freedom (Drive)

We welcomed FNG Pups this AM. Pups is from Honduras and came to the US in 1988. He emotionally told us in COT that coming to America saved his life. Quis said it perfectly in a tweet that it’s “awesome to Celebrate Freedom and Liberty by hearing the story of someone who said coming to America changed his life.”

Today, we celebrated Freedom by running to Freedom Drive. We gathered because we can. We ran because we can. We prayed because we can. Let’s not take it for granted. We are blessed to have been born in such an amazing country.

Conditions: 75 degrees, humid, with a strange big, bright yellow star was in the sky

The Thang:

Count off

The Route:

Maiden to S. Church
S. Church to Hendrix
L on George
L on Gibson
R on 6
L on Railroad
L on Freedom
L on Cedarcrest
L on E. Main
Back to the flag

Mileage: 6.05 Elevation Gain: 339 ft

Strava: https://www.strava.com/routes/14138385


Pledge of Allegiance (thanks to Ranger for planting the region flag)

Devo: Preamble to the Declaration of Independence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Prayer Requests:
-Beta and his uncle
-Floppy & family

-Please take 2 minutes and read the entire Declaration of Independence today
-Paper Jam ran from Stride to the State Capitol (approx. 20 miles) for the Ryan Rawl event. That’s a worth a mention, don’t you think? Kukoc was chasing not too far behind him.
-5 ran XL. Tclaps to Quis, Pickle, Swanson, Bing & YHC
-Great having some Crusade regulars this AM. No chance of Stride running the Dam route. Come back for more miles and more hills.
-Tclaps to Bailout for posting to his first run group.

-7/14 Carolina Reaper
-8/4 Sweet Baby O 5K. Register: https://www.runhard.org/pages/race-owen.php
-8/25 Stomp the Swamp. Register: https://www.runhard.org/pages/race-swamp.php-9/7 Blue Ridge Relay
-11/10. The Cheech. Register here: https://lexingtonhalf.com/pages/race-10k.php