My nephew and son ran the Army Ten Miler this weekend. If you don’t know about this race, it’s a phenomenon. The race starts at the Pentagon and snakes through some of the most beautiful vistas in Washington, DC. It’s capped at 35,000 runners, so it is quite the spectacle and put on with all the panache and hoo-rah you would expect from a U.S. Army production.
The boys did really well. They had planned to run together but were separated at the start because of different alphabetical categories when dropping off their cell phones (no phones or cameras allowed on course). They never found each other again.
Walker, the experienced runner, finished about 20 minutes before John. Both of them were glad they had done it, but were quite overwhelmed by the crowds.
More importantly, they enjoyed the weekend together and doing an event together. We’re already thinking about bike events next year. Much more up their shared alley!