[Today’s run: 10.25 miles, grand tour of Columbus]
I received an email from the Boardtown Running Club in Starkville that a young lady named Zoe Romano was running across the country and that she would be in the area if anyone wanted to run with her for a bit.
Then on Tuesday we were in town and on the way home I saw this young lady on highway 82 pushing a jogging-stroller, walking along the road. I put two and two together and figured out that must be her. So later on Tuesday I called her cell number and she said I could run a bit with her on Thursday, Wednesday was a rest day.
On Wednesday I did my Downtown YMCA to Southern Family Market run which I have done a few times recently. That was fortuitous because we covered some of that same path today.
Got connected with Zoe around 8:30 am today and we had a nice run through Columbus. I’m not that good with Columbus streets and I missed a turn that would have put us into a few of the antebellum houses. Instead we went through a poorer neighborhood. But that turned out kind of nice because a couple of people had seen a TV report about her run and had a kind word to her. We eventually made it to 182 (Main St. / Alabama St.) and I kept with her all the way out to where 182 and 82 come near each other about a mile short of the Alabama line.
There I caught my ride back home and she went on with another 18 miles on the schedule for today. Here is a picture when we parted ways.