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

Reggae Marathon withdrawal symptoms

Am I the only one who is suffering from serious let down from the Reggae Marathon?  I’ve run in a lot of events over the years but the Reggae Marathon just seems to get under my skin…in a good way.

Here are some of the withdrawal symptoms I’ve experienced over the past week:

  1. Cranky with the weather in the upper United States and Canada.  Snow, cold and ice.  It sure is a big change from the sand and warmth of Negril…I can live with the ice in the coconut rum and pineapple juice though.
  2. I miss my Negril running friends.  Seeing and running with you only once each year is special but it’s a long time until next time.
  3. Food tastes different back home after the Reggae Marathon.  It’s still well cooked but it just can’t compare with meals in the open-air restaurant right on the Negril beach.
  4. Blue Mountain coffee…in Jamaica.  I know I can buy it just about anywhere but a hot cup first thing in the morning overlooking the Caribbean can’t be beat.
  5. Running along the beach in Negril.  I’ve run along Bondi and Coogie Beaches in Australia and while they are special in their own way, Negril is better.
  6. Music.  Yes I can get reggae on my iTunes radio but…
  7. Sunshine and vitamin D.  The prescription for a long and healthy life.  How am I ever going to make it to December 2011?

I’ll make it I know and when the official Reggae Marathon video is launched I’ll be the first to let you know.

Until next time…

That RunninGuy