Nike Half Marathon April 27, 2014
15,000 Women from 26 Countries raising $5 million for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Last weekend I had the opportunity to join my running buddies and travel to Washington DC to run this event with 14,999 females. The thing is it wasn’t just about a race.
Anyone that runs or walks with a friend or group knows that it’s about sharing a common goal, being held accountable, getting the encouragement to reach new levels of performance, meeting new friends and nurturing old relationships. Running or walking with a friend or group can also privy you to new information and can help keep you motivated and inspired. The journey you take will also have you laughing a lot and collecting great memories.
Here are some of my great moments from the race weekend.
The Ladies at the Expotique in Georgetown picking up our race kit and “goodie” bag. Had fun making my own personalized cheering poster. Names of all the racers appeared on a wall outside the flagship Nike store in Georgetown. And yes, we went shopping!
6:15am in the hotel lobby all set to walk to start line. Anne, Kirsty, Carol, Kim, Andrea, Lisa & Christine
A sea of female walkers and runners (and a few good men) of all ages, races and abilities at the start line ready to go – temperature about 10c with not much wind. The course was absolutely spectacular (and pretty flat!) It had us head to Capital Hill, pass the Washington Monument and run/walk from and to the Lincoln Memorial and much more.
Enjoyed stopping along the way to capture what was left of the cherry blossoms on the trees. Passed the gates of the Arlington National Cemetery. Happy to be almost finished – less than 1k to go. Love the Tiffany necklace all the participants received from a well-dressed firefighter.
Congratulations to Connor’s Runners
Lisa & Carol
Kim, Christine, Kirsty & Andrea
(Anne you missed this pic but Congrats as well)
Already thinking about next year!