|no cherry blossoms for this year's picture|
Why oh why did they accept our entry into the Cherry Blossom? The Cherry Blossom 10 miler is probably my least favorite run. The only reason I sign up for it is to run with friends. I hate the crowds and feeling like I am running on top of people at the start of the race. When I get to Haines Point I dread the fact that I am running for miles without much crowd support. I do look forward to seeing the random guy sitting with free beer and oreos at around mile 8 (I somehow missed him last year). The cherry blossom will probably be all gone by race day too. I love the brunch afterwards, hanging out with friends. I just find I don't enjoy the race. This will probably be my last Cherry Blossom 10 miler that I run. I prefer the Army 10 miler over the Cherry Blossom (even with the uphill climb towards the finish line).