About a month ago, Mark sent a tweet to several people saying that he would be in the area at the end of May and suggested that we get together for a tweetup run on Memorial Day. Sounded good to me, and several others, so the date was set. Last night tweets flew back and forth about what people would be wearing so we could easily identify each other; none of us had met before. Javi would be wearing a Get Guts shirt; I said I would be wearing a skirt and blue top; and Tim said he was considering wearing a skirt, but probably wouldn't (HA HA HA).
I arrived a few minutes after 7 a.m. and found the guys easily. The group consisted of Mark (@bamarunner on Twitter), Javier (@aReyoUiN), Ron (@losttrailrunner), Tim (@virtual4now) and me (@SamanthaUF). After introductions, Javi led us on what he said would be a 5 to 6 mile trail run. I've run trails at Stone Mountain a few times, but this one (or at least sections of it) was new for me. I was totally excited to learn a new route!
I'm really glad that Mark suggested a tweetup run, and most importantly that I participated. I learned a new trail route and got to meet a few runners that I've been chatting with on Twitter for the past several months. Despite the scream in the shower as the water hit my boo boo, I can't think of a better way to have spent this morning. Trails ROCK; running with others is AWESOME; life is GREAT; run for FUN!