And I'm also grateful for that run, because it was stellar. There is a very nice crew of people who get together each Saturday, gently prompted by Melanie P.'s weekly email. They mostly live out in the Ashburn/Leesburg VA area, where all the cool kids live, evidently, but sometimes (like today), they mix it up and head a little closer to Casa d'Anne so I was able to jump in with their training.
We had a nice crowd today! Check out these peeps:
Chicago Marathon, Rich and Rebecca are getting ready for the Marine Corps Marathon in a couple of weeks, and Robert is doing the Beach2Battlefield Half Ironman next weekend. Kevin is going to be doing the Rehoboth Half with me in December. These guys rule.
Another guy who rules is my friend Jeremy, who we saw running out on trail and seeing him made me feel very popular. Jeremy is all in for that Marine Corps Marathon, too.
After the run I went in to Wegman's to (use their nice clean bathroom and) procure the aforementioned coffee and bagel. The cashier at the coffee line was like, "Wow, you finished a marathon?" My first thought was, well, not today, but then I thought, either he's psychic or I look like a Real Marathoner. But no, it was because I had this hat on.
|You can brag without saying a word. They're GIVING these bad boys out for the full and the half this year. Oh yeah, Richmond! Doing it right!|
And then I got home before the teenagers even woke up. THAT is a win.