Of course before the race I was waiting for Brad and Jen and who taps me on the shoulder but Gary.
We waited for some Shirlington run club people for a photo op. I found Jen but no Brad. We took the group picture and then got ready to run.
It was a new route this year. Instead of running the pentagon parking lot, which I detest, we ran around the entire Pentagon.
It was beautiful night for a run. Normally it is really hot for this race but temps were a bit cooler which made for some great winning weather. While running around the pentagon we heard some great bagpipers.
Lots of strollers in this race. The only time I was fearing my life would end by stroller accident was during the last half mile. A grandpa was running with a stroller and felt like he could take up the entire turn. So if that was the only stroller incident for me it was a very good run.
We finished, got our medal and headed off for food.
They also had burgers, dogs, smoothies soda, and beer. We made it through the crazy food area and sat down to see if we could find Brad. We never found him before the run so we figured we would see him after.
When trying to find Brad we figured he might be near the beer. I mean if you are going to look for someone you should always start with the beer line. Well we didn't find Brad but we found beer.
And course we found Gary. Brad was alive and well because Gary was able to run into him. We never were able to find Brad.
This was probably my favorite course for 9/11. I'm hoping that they stick with this same course and they do not go back to running that horrible parking lot.