A few weeks ago, a couple of friends mentioned running the Army 10 Miler in Washington, DC. One of their friends wasn’t using her bib, so they offered it up to me. Do I ever turn down a race? Of course not.
I arrived at their house on Saturday just in time to catch the Aggie game. A&M forgot to tell their defense to play, so Erika (Lori and Eric’s three-year-old) and I got distracted. I think we were getting angry at our lack of defense.
Erika always reminds me that we need to be quiet while Aggies are on offense.
The next morning, we woke up at 4:30am. I was NOT a happy camper. We hopped on the Metro and headed to the race!
After waiting in the frigid Pentagon parking lot for two hours, I was ready to get moving.
My goal was 1:40 so I took off real quick. I kind of forgot that I was running in the heart of DC and was thankful I brought my camera to take a lot of pictures. I love DC.
The race route was great! And absolutely beautiful.
Here’s a band playing patriotic tunes.
It turns out, running 10 miles in DC is much better than running 26.2 miles in DC. And Lori did such a great job! I was so excited to cross the finish line with her!
After the race, us Texans met some folks and headed fer HIll Country Barbecue. Ladies and gentleman, I have found my new favorite eating spot. It was a tiny piece of Texas heaven in a very crowded, un-Southern city. They serve Shiner, Texas BBQ, and Blue Bell ice cream. I ate an embarrassing amount of macaroni and cheese and didn’t have enough room for ice cream. I guess there’s always next time.
Happy girls with full bellies.
Soon we headed home to watch more football and take a quick nap. I couldn’t wait until we got home…(thanks, Lori).
It was a great race but now comes the time where I have to stop myself from eating every thing in sight for the next few weeks. Until the next race…