On this day I beat “the man”. LOL
Overshadowing my 300th consecutive 5K run was a day in court for a speeding ticket and a second ticket for not having my driver’s license available. I really didn’t have a reason to be fighting it in court. I mean I was speeding and I had misplaced my driver’s license on said day.
My only hope was that the officer who issued the tickets wouldn’t show up. When the judge got to me she asked “how do you plead? Your choices are guilty, no contest or not guilty”.
The difference about this court is they don’t tell you if the officer had showed up or not. I rolled the dice and said not guilty. After a brief pause, the judge told me the officer was no longer with the department!! All charges against me were dropped. Had I plead guilty or no contest, I would have still had to pay ticket and court cost. Who hoo, a sign of a good day!
After my victory in court, it was onto my 5K run. My 300th consecutive day of running 3 or more miles. What seemed like a mild undertaking to me at the time I made the challenge to myself, slowly took over my life.
Since I was already in Polk county, I decided to find someplace new I had never run before. I found this run trail called Mackay Gardens and Lakeside Preserve.
The trail offers a mixed of beautiful lakeside views, rustic bridges to cross and residential housing of various income levels.
I saw three jack rabbits seemingly coming out of the woods to greet me along my path. Every time I would stop to get my phone to take a picture of the rabbit, they would scurry back into the woods. I guess some experiences in life are for your eyes only.
The run itself was more of a dogfight with myself, as my legs after working 5 consecutive nights of third shift feel like iron poles. The weather is starting to get really hot and today was no exception with the temperature around 90 degrees. 300th 5K run
I somehow survived my run and finished my day with another Zumba class. The class was high energy and fun.
All in all, a very memorable 300th 5K. I can’t believe I only have 65 more to go. I’ve even amazed myself at this point. I’m most proud of my 50 year old basketball knees holding up this well.
I’m actually looking forward to not having to run, and mixing in more variety to the activities I do.