Running Travel & Food

On Your Marks …

“The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.” — John “The Penguin” Bingham

Since the last iteration of the Daily Dave, I have lost quite a bit of weight and taken up running. I’m slower, heavier, and less coordinated than most runners — but those things aren’t important. All that matters is that several days a week, I lumber up and down Bayshore Boulevard at sunrise.

The scenery is spectacular. So are the dolphins, who join me from time to time. 

I have done some amazing things in running shoes. I muscled through the Marabana 10K in Havana — twice! I looped the Louvre in Paris and bolted past Buckingham Palace in London. Pluto offered me a hearty handshake — um, pawshake? — after I finished a 10K at Walt Disney World. And you can’t get much higher in Florida than when you run across the Sunshine Skyway.

Gotta run! Look for more posts about running in the future.