cake, rain, running, etc April 23rd, 2012
Hello, Monday (said in the tone of ‘Hello, Newman‘). We had a great weekend, but how did the week start again already, and so quickly?? On Saturday, we spent time with the fam — having lunch in the neighborhood, checking out things to be salvaged at Community Forklift, celebrating birthdays eating carrot cake, resting up early for the GW Parkway 10 miler on Sunday morning… It started out as a nice, sunny weekend, but ended in a wet sloppy, mess which carried into today. We spent a few hours outside in the rain yesterday, following the race, at a beer tasting festival (and food truck roundup) down at the Wharf. Never underestimate the willingness of people to stand around in a cold, wet downpour when there is good beer and food involved…
As far as the race report goes, we all had a great run! I think this is my 7th (!!!) year doing the GW Parkway, though I’d have to look through my t-shirts to verify that. It was mostly misting the entire time, which actually makes for decent running weather, so luckily we didn’t get too drenched. Val, Susan, Lauren and I all crossed the finish line around 1 hour and 44 minutes. Boo YAH!
I’m the excited looking one.