This past Sunday I ran the 41st Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. for Team Fisher House. I must say it was an astounding marathon. In my Opinion being part of something bigger is our quest to find meaning in life. Well I certainly found meaning with the Fisher House Foundation.
|We all had to go thru security and be scanned.|
Fisher House peeps were along the course cheering you and on the monster hill coming into the finish one of them ran out and ran with me up the hill thanking me for being apart of the team. There was great post race food and massages at the tent. But what I'm so very proud of is the fact that I was apart of a team that raised $500,000 for military families! Especially since my cousin recently stayed at a Fisher House while her husband was being treated at the Hospital in ICU. I encourage you if you want to do a marathon, do it for a charity. :>) Be apart of something that is bigger than yourself.
Several of us from the Laurel/Hattiesburg area were going to try to meet at the expo on Saturday around 2pm to get a group picture so I didn't attempt to go to the expo on Friday. I kind of wished I had after it took me an hour to get there on Saturday. The expo was like 8 miles from our hotel. The metro would only go part of the way and then you had to take a bus the rest of the way. Our hotel also offered a shuttle bus back and forth. But due to construction and the sheer amount of people trying to get to the expo, traffic was back up for days and it took forever. I barely made it in time for the picture and then I was worried about getting back to the hotel for the Fisher House pasta dinner, so I didn't have much time to shop at the expo. Not to mention the line to check out if you purchased and MCM marathon stuff was like a Disney wait line where you weave through for days before reaching the ride.
|Our awesome medal.. I didn't even realize it opened to the Iwo Jima statue till the next morning. So cool!|
|Some of my expo loot|