If you’ve found my humble blog by way of the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Social Media Team page, welcome. Thanks for visiting. It was my intent, at this point, to tell you about how I’d started training for next Spring’s Credit Union Cherry Blossom ten mile race. About the plan I’d laid out, and the runs I’d completed so far. But that was all before Saturday.
Walked back to my hotel after the race Sunday morning. Damp, but a chance to take in a few more of the sites. Caught this view of the Jefferson Memorial across the Tidal Basin. It’s fairly late in the morning, but the drizzle seemed to keep most everyone inside — it was quiet and peaceful.
The rain arrived early Saturday evening, the night before the race, and was quite heavy at times. I’d stayed downtown to avoid a very early morning drive from my home. During the evening, I stole glances out the window at the traffic passing by my room, water splashing everywhere as the cars and trucks passed through ever growing puddles of water. During the night, I peeked out again and was happy to see the rain had stopped — although a pronounced drizzle had returned by the time I made my way over to West Potomac Park and the start line of the race.