Yesterday the Mr. and I ran the Rock n Roll Half Marathon here in Washington, DC.
It was an absolutely beautiful day, full sun, not a cloud in the sky. It was lovely and all, but terrible for us runners. The temperature quickly rose to 75 degrees and it got very hot, very fast.
To top it off, we were late to the 8.00 am start time because DC Metro made us unload midway because some door wouldn’t close. Too many passengers. But like I say, the metro wasn’t born yesterday, they should know how to deal with big events.
Anyway, we got there late and we weren’t able to properly prepare. We left our bags, went for the toilets ate something and we were off.
This was the first time the Mr. and I have done a race together and it was great to have him by my side, helping and pushing me along not letting me fall behind.
The first five miles went by very quickly because we were distracted checking out the scenery and eyeing the different neighborhoods in the nations capital. Neighborhoods which years ago you would never, ever have wandered into are now up and coming areas, with trendy restaurants and bars. Oh and I was checking out everyone’s running gear. TONS of neons, pinks, purples, bright blues and of course green in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. I made a mental note to buy new workout gear soon.
But it was hot, and the sun was right on our faces. I didn’t have a hat or glasses, but thankfully had on sunblock. Here we are at mile 8. It doesn’t look like the Mr. is even breaking a sweat, but believe me, he was!