It was 25 degrees at the PUB this morning, F3 Gastonia’s premier weekday at 0530 Thursday morning running workout leaving from Publix. YHC was fortunate to be on the Pub’s Christmas Card this year and all I had to do was Q the workout and write this marginal piece of journalism.
At 0529 there were six of us ready to go and then here comes JJ. As JJ sets up the American Flag Anthrax rolls in hot. A very brief disclaimer began with me claiming that I am an idiot and there was agreement all around. My people!
We started with the Pledge of Allegiance and then were off on the run. Stroganoff and Breaker Breaker ran towards HT while the rest of us ran 5 miles down Gaston Day School Road to S. New Hope and then into Gardner park and back up.
Defib was far and away out front today and most didn’t see him after he jetted out of the Hickory Tavern parking lot. Yes it was dark but he was just that fast. Anthrax and JJ were the second to last and announced that they got tired of slowing down to run with Tool Time and just ran ahead of him. At the end of the run as we waited and waited for the six the sweat began to turn into ice on our foreheads and the chill was setting in. Tool Time must have been really slow today as we never saw him come in. We were all waiting and waiting and hypothermia was setting in so we went back to our warm cars and left.
It was an honor to lead today. The PUB is yet another AO that is full of great guys and fellowship. Aren’t they all?
Prayers for families and friends struggling with loss.
We reflected on the life of George Bush (41) and what a great hero, public servant, and humble and classy leader he was. We could all try to be more like that.
Enjoy the Christmas Card!