What a day!!!!
Yesterday morning started off great thanks to my friend Jocie! I was able to rest up for my next leg of the run of the “Breathe Easy” Run.
Started my morning at Starbucks like most of my mornings do for me. This day was by far different and better than the rest.
As Hillary and I talked about my run the previous day and my emotional night meeting Ryan and Braden at Mucky Duck. As we sat there while I was attaching my new “wings” (CFF flags) to my pack to make it more of an impact to who I’m running for,we awaited the call from Houston’s KRPC Channel 2 news. I learned more about Jackson and Loren who are brother and sister with CF. To my Galveston Family, if you didn’t know by now,you do now! The 2 newest barges being built across from Pier 21 are named after them! They currently live in Pearland, Tx.
When he news recorder showed up we went outside to greet him and the interview started once he was set up. Oh boy, retake please 🙂 you think that you know exactly what you’re going to say until he starts asking you the questions. So what you’ve had outlined in your head is thrown out the window. After we finished me explaining why I’m running to New Orleans from Rosenberg, TX, he proceeded to drive ahead of me along my route towards Discovery Green to record me running.
Along my way on Westhiemer a guy in a ’67 suicide door Thunderbird raised his hand out the window and yelled,” Rock On”. A few blocks down the road he was waiting for me. As I crossed the street we introduced ourselves. Chandler invited me into Roots Juice to give me a smoothie! I have to say they chose the right one for me, the ” Runners High” ! Thanks to Chandler,Becky,Dakota,Steve , and the customers who listened in on what I’m doing for their donations and support! If you’re ever close to the Montrose area, Look them up and tell them I sent you.
As I made my way towards downtown, the looks and comments were coming from every direction. Thanks to the “CFF Chick” , I passed out almost all of my cards they printed up for me with info on CF and about my run with a link on it. I took my time through Discovery Green Park to enjoy the sounds of kids running and playing around, the people sitting in the sun on their lunch break reading and soaking it in, while others were using that time for exercise.
Made my way down to the road that would take me to UofH. Running down the road full of construction workers yelling,” Run Forrest, Run!!” I of course replied,” Jenny, I’m lookin for Jenny!” It was great to hear the guys bust up laughing.
When I reached the far side of campus so that I could enjoy walking through I asked a student where I should eat. Well he first pointed me in the direction I just came from,so I was quick to say,” that I just ran from that area and would like to go thataway towards my destination.” So he said,” head through campus and go to the Satellite. You’ll have many options there.” Handed him a few cards to pass around and spread the word and then off I was to search for Lunch! Made it to the satellite and there were a lot of options. I chose sushi and a chicken stir fry. After lunch I started my way back through UofH and heard a voice call out my name. To my surprise and of all places and timing, my friend Sarah was walking along with her friend to there next class. We stopped hugged and talked for a bit,and of course I forgot to take another pic with someone I’ve seen along the way.
Making my way to 45south I would stop at all the Starbucks close to 45 for water and coffee. I had one stop along the feeder to aid a lady with a flat tire. She had a spare,and a jack, and a tire iron, but didn’t have the crank. So I pulled out my sailing knife with the spike on it and was able to jack the car up. Unfortunately for me, it broke my knife, but I was able to get her spare on for her and back on the road. I did it just to be the guy that I am, and she proceeded to hand me cash for helping her out. ( she didn’t have a phone so she didn’t know what she was going to do) Off she drives and off running I go.
Earlier in my run I made a post on Facebook that I needed some lighting that would help me to see at night and be seen while running. Andy with Finish Line Sports in Sugar Land,TX stepped up again. He donated lights for the back of my Camelback, a reflective vest, and a head lamp that lights up the road. I’m glad to have Finish Line Sports along with me to make this a safe venture!
Emily, a good friend of mine went to the store and picked up the gear and met me at Starbucks off of Hwy 3 and 2351 to deliver them to me, along with the 3 karate chopping boys and their sister.
Off to Jason and Christie’s house to stay the night. Slept great and woke up revived. Homemade breakfast, freshly brewed coffee, and great discussions. Thanks for the vitamin B and potassium tablets as well for the run.
Well I’m about to pack my Camelbak up and make my way to the tanger outlet mall to see Melissa @ the Columbian Sports Store. Awesome customer service there and she’s hooking me up to help me on my ” Breathe Easy” Run. Then to Tiki Island where I’ll spend the rest of the day.
Kelp me in your prayers and thoughts and all who are fighting and waiting for the cure for CF.
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