Okay Melissa...here is my two cents also. I'm sometimes part of the Thursday evening, 6:15 running group. We limit our run to 3.1 miles and our margaritas to 2. Yes, we run for margaritas, Mexican food, and lively conversation. It's a casual fun run and starts at the Long Beach Harbor on Beach Blvd. This sounds silly but that's in Long Beach, west of Gulfport. We park at Juan Tequila's across the street from the harbor. Oh, did I mention they have karaoke? We are usually on our way home by 7:30/8:00. Some people might run faster and farther.
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