This is the National Capital Race Weekend! I’m so excited! I have two friends, Val and Fran who are running the marathon for the first time. I will be with them in spirit every step of the way.
This year I’m not running, but I’m kind of happy to be on the sidelines cheering others on. It’s so inspiring! I’ve seen children and people over 80 running the marathon and I can’t help but think, “If they can do it, so can anyone!”
If you’ve always ignored race weekend (at best) or fumed over the road closures (at worst), why not try to participate in it and feel the excitement? It doesn’t have to be the marathon. Try the 10 or 5 km. If you’re scared to death to try, find a child and do the kids 2 km. You’ll feel like you did the marathon!
Good luck to everyone running this weekend–I’ll catch up next year!
To Your Health!