I arrived with just enough time to throw my bag at the nice bag-check man and find the start line - a total of 30 seconds before the start. This year I would sally forth with the Blue wave. This was a good sign. Having started with the last (Purple?) corral the previous two years,… Continue reading The 2010 Cherry Blossom 10-mile Race Report
Not what I wanted. But I got out what I put in. Here is the Full Race Report. Num Name Ag Hometown 5 Mile Gun Tim Net Tim Pace S 8088 Elena Petzold 27 Arlington VA 46:16 1:44:33 1:33:31 9:22 14016 Karen Kinder 40 Reston VA 47:56 1:53:09 1:33:31 9:22 11893 Anne Murray 30 Arlington… Continue reading The 2010 Cherry Blossom race result
A. Boredom B. Alcohol Poisoning C. Running When in doubt always pick C. Isn't that what they say? ... Grocery stores had sold out of milk and bread since Thursday. Gold was being traded for shovels. Beer was in dangerously short supply. Everywhere there were whispers of the approaching storm. Perfect strangers bonding over talks of how many… Continue reading Death by…
Just when the ground thaws, it snows another 10 inches. It's cold out there! Running in this weather has been an adventure. I've come home with frozen eyelashes and snot encrusted upper lip. But oddly enough it isn't as miserable as it sounds. In fact, it's quite fun. Investment in a couple of pieces of… Continue reading Running in the snow is fun.
It's 7:30 am and I'm calling my Dad. He answers after two rings and even before I say anything, I hear Beta (dear), is everything okay? What's wrong!? I've never called my parents this early. There's never been a reason to do so. I wasn't surprised to hear the panic in his voice. Yes, I… Continue reading The first race of the year was not meant to be.
Living so close to DC I often forget that people travel hundreds and thousands of miles to visit what's a 20 minutes metro ride away from my door step. So despite the dreary weather on Saturday, I put on my rain jacket and headed to the National Mall where the National Book Festival was in… Continue reading National Book Festival