The Army Ten-Miler

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.

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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!

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After waiting in the frigid Pentagon parking lot for two hours, I was ready to get moving.

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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.

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The race route was great! And absolutely beautiful.

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Here’s a band playing patriotic tunes.

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photo 3 copyIt 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!

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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.

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Soon we headed home to watch more football and take a quick nap. I couldn’t wait until we got home…(thanks, Lori).

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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…

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