Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Tuesday in Jacksonville

Well, the plan was there... but it just lacked execution. I had every intention to carry out the run plan, but there were a few variables I did not add into the equation. First was the fact that I was in a city I had never been to before. Not typically a big deal, but I didn't have a guide and the directions I had to get to where I was going to run were written on a piece of yellow tablet paper. Not good.

Second, the road I was taking out to the beach where the run was to take place was bumper to bumper traffic and it was already 6:30pm. Coming from a place like Atlanta via Houston and Dallas... bumper to bumper traffic at 6:30pm is not a good sign.

Third, I had a back-up plan which was to get a run in at the Hotel Fitness Center however after a quick look at the facility I was weary about the treadmills' ability to run for 30 minutes much less at a pace I was looking for.

So, my run did not happen and the goal of running in four cities in four days has been crushed. I do think it was a good goal with good intentions. Because of this, I plan on putting together a much more strategic plan to do the same thing. Maybe 7 cities in 7 days. I'm sure I will come up with something.

Until then, the next goal is to get a run in Tampa, but if it doesn't happen. I'll pick up where I left off in Atlanta and run that Fellowship 5k with fresh legs.

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