Tuesday, April 29, 2008

The Mt. Vernon 10 Miler

On Sunday we got up early and walked down to the Potomac - only about 200 yards - to watch the Mt. Vernon 10 Miler. The course was from Mt. Vernon up the GW Parkway to Old Town Alexandria. For those of you not familiar with the area - it is a beautiful course along the river but uphill the entire way - yuck! It was a perfect morning for running - cool and cloudy. It had rained the night before so the pollen was a little less too! Here's the crew waiting for the runners - very patiently I might add...Aidan borrowed this umbrella from a boy who was waiting to watch his mom run by - Aidan asked why I wasn't running in the race. "Mommy is lazy" probably isn't the best answer to that question!Here are the first runners - they were so far out in front we couldn't even see anyone else - and we were only at the 2 mile mark!The general prison population - most of them looked like they were already in trouble. Only 8 miles to go!!

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