Okay, so today is one of those mornings that we never hopes happens again …
It is also one of those mornings that if someone had shitted in their running shorts, it would be totally acceptable. With nearly everyone in the crew racing this weekend in some sort of half marathon the numbers were lower, and we were okay with that.
So the morning started off with the normal 5:30 and 6:00am running groups. We changed the 5:30 route and ventured over the new 6th street bridge that heads towards Garden Highway, it has a decent climb to it and has an awesome view coming into Downtown Sacramento.
When the 6AM crew made it’s way to pick up McRunner, he made the usual route to the Tower Bridge then over to the Golden 1 Center. There, something really bad nearly happened to the group that showed up this morning.
While crossing the street on a green light for pedestrians, a car decided to drive and turn without using it’s blinker at a decent speed. The white SUV nearly clipped four of us as were in the crosswalk. It was enough to get the attention of the construction workers making their way to the Golden 1 Center. It also made us yell, WHAT THE FUCK! to the driver.
Usually runners say they almost got hit and the car was yards away, this morning we almost got plowed by the SUV that came within inches of us with their speed on the turn. The car didn’t stop until about 5 yards after passing us. The driver stopped opened it’s door and looked at us, asking “Is everyone okay?” … without even a response, the driver closed their car door and went on their way …
We joke about it now, but it could have been really bad. Each one of us said that is the closest to ever being hit by a car. This is a lesson learned that even with the safety gear of headlamps and crossing at the proper time, we still have to be completely aware of our environments.
After the non-sense of the driver and the what could have been really bad, we made our way to the International World Peace Rose Garden for our Destination Friday workout.
Good luck to everyone racing this weekend!
We also hope to see everyone tonight at the Shoes, Sips and Socialize. If you haven’t already RSVP’d please do so by visiting https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shoes-sips-and-socialize-tickets-28156752605.