8/26/09

It’s getting dark out there…

When in doubt, when in fear, be aggressive. Commit yourself and never look back. Unknown

Decided to take the Alzheimer’s Run to Remember crew (EE, MM, CM, TA, RB, LC, JR RM…anyone else I missed?) to the trails to get them off the hard surfaces of the road and continue on with their training. The only thing last night, we started out pretty late and the sun is starting to go down pretty early now a days.

I was lucky to have RB house the water/Gatorade from last week’s run and I had picked up the ice at a local grocery store to keep it chill. But these are usually the chores of the other coach, JL…who is currently enjoying his honeymoon. Times are tough a bit here, but I am keeping with all the craziness of doing everything. I have become appreciative of what JL does and always have….

As everyone showed up, we had to go to a nearby map to show everyone what the route was…which looked really long as you traced the route, but really was just 6 miles. We started up on the trails as some of the trails was hit by the large storm that passed through knocking out 100 or more trees in Central Park. We rerouted a little, but made our way to Engineers Gate. Some took the other way back as it soon became dark. While the larger of the group headed back where they came from. I waited for all to turn around and soon chased the group back to the start...but the trails became too dark and I went to the lite central park streets to chase them down worrying like a mother if the kids went to the lite area...

I was the first to come back...and was worried that the group had gone on the trails and anything could happen. Worried...until they finally showed up one by one and only knew that we needed to change up our time to make practice earlier...

When in doubt...keep things safe...go to the light to assure your footing and stay safe!

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