December 8, 2024
Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Races

Miscellaneous thoughts on Running

It’s been one of those weeks!  Don’t get me wrong…nothing bad, just a lot of stuff going on recently especially in my running world. So without being in any particular order, here’s what’s on my mind:

  • I injured my right foot again.  I’ve had the walking cast on for the past 4 weeks and thought I was ready to remove it over the Easter Weekend.  That was a bad idea and resulted in more pain!  My race in mid-May is in jeopardy!
  • I was thoroughly engrossed with the Boston Marathon this past weekend.  I’m not alone here…all of my running friends were caught up in the event.  It was very personal for me though:  Deb and Jet who both ran in the Boston Marathon and did really well are friends from Reggae Marathon.  We all met on the beach a number of years ago and have developed a friendship that continues throughout the year on Facebook and culminates every December in Negril.  I’m looking forward to seeing them again December 6.
  • Larry committed to his 5th (I think) Reggae Marathon last week!  That’s Larry Savitch of Easy Skankin who was in Jamaica with his wife last week celebrating their Wedding Anniversary.  They’re both runners so looking forward to running with both of them this December.
  • Lisa from New York has been working tirelessly these past few months on the Reggae Runnerz group that she is once again bring down to Negril.  Once again they’ll take over Tree House on the Beach.  Look out for them at the Reggae Marathon Pasta Party Friday night.
  • “We Got the Runs” from Kingston have been sharing their running experiences in the Everyone’s a Winner running events in Jamaica.  I love seeing their photos on Facebook and look forward to a group ‘Selfie’ on the beach in Negril this December.
  • Team Jamaica Bickle has been super active recently sharing the racing accomplishments of Team Jamaica.  It’s fantastic to see all this young running talent getting stronger and stronger.  There is no stopping Jamaican runners.
  • The professional Track Season is about to start.  I can’t wait.  Even though Usain Bolt doesn’t run long distance events, I’m anxious seeing him and all the super talented Jamaican Men and Women on track soon.

Until next time…

Reggae Marathon RunninGuy (aks Sugar ‘Tuff Gong’ Bong)


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