.... And we only got lost once. We weren't the most lost group either -- the group just faster than us passed us twice on the route (even though they started before us) and clocked in at 10+ miles. Yow! *And on a side note, we were at a 19 min pace and dropping until we got lost a bit.... I think the group momentum was blown after that even though we weren't so very far off course (and we took a good shortcut at the end to stay at the correct mileage).
It was sort of a holiday run -- we started at Carter Center, cut through downtown, looped around Centennial Olympic Park (with quick slide and Christmas tree photo op detours), back through CNN Center, etc., off into Castleberry, back around downtown and back to the start.
Along the way, we saw ponies. Ponies! (They were the downtown buggy-ride-for-tourists ponies. It makes sense that they wouldn't live too far from 'work' but who expects to see urban ponies?) Oh course, all of us stopped, crossed the street and took a look at them. Oddly, when I was talking to other groups, it seems like no one else stopped. I love my group -- there's always time to check out the ponies!
T checks out the slide
Urban ponies (in the back) with carriages (to the left)
Started ww in may 08;
started walking in may 09; 1st 5K (walked) in july 09; started run/walk in aug 09; first half on halloween 09; first 10k on thanksgiving 09; 16 half marathons and one duathlon (plus some other stuff) completed to date; still wondering about the big one...