|Road Trippin with Riley!|
Saturday morning STEB hit the road with Riley
Headed to Acme PA to visit her family; both were smiley!
They rolled into town around 2:30 pm -
Before long they all took off again!
Packet pickup with Lynn then a course preview;
Then dinner with the family - STEB's favorite it's true!
Meanwhile Riley got to play with Izzy and Zena out back -
It was like their own private dog park - that's a fact!
|Uncle Bobby's Dog Park!|
Stopped for ice cream at Suzy's because it was in season
Next morning the point to point race didn't start till 9 o'clock -
Met Lynn's friend at the finish for a ride to the start, and that rocked!
|Smiles over Short Porta Potty Lines!|
Before we knew it it was time to line up to start!
|Shadow Selfie - check!|
No arch with balloons could be found!
|Ready to Run Uphill!|
And one of the fire fighters did the course in full uniform - whew!
|Going Up, Up, UP!|
Except for one small section near the beginning and at the finish - yay!
The goals were simple: run the first mile and finish under and hour
Got to make it uphill 3.5 miles under your own power!
|Scene from the Scenic Overlook!|
When there's a scenic overlook within reach!
At the end they told STEB she was the first rabbit to finish...
Does it matter that she was the only rabbit in it?!
|Made it to the Top!|
And would do the Mt Summit Challenge race again!
|Kerri with her Age Group Winner Mug!|
In her first race ever, that's the scoop!
|Lynn with Sue, the Shuttle Driver and Age Group Winner!|
Then she ran back downhill to get back to her car no detours!
There were some fast peeps that ran uphill -
STEB swears they have an iron will!
The post race party was held in the historic Summit Inn
There was pizza, lemonade, tea, and a great band, for the win!
|The Martyr Karin band ROCKED!|
Here's the data from STEB's Garmin watch
Maybe next year she can take it up a notch?
|All Uphill, All the Time!|
From her splits below you can see,
That in her case a negative split was not to be!
|Elevation Gain v Elevation Loss! Yikes!|
STUR was so happy to have Andy and Jeff in town;
Eating lasagna at her house on Friday is where they could be found!
They hit the sack and rested up for Saturday -
Since around DC is where they'll play!
The boys went for a run in the am and got caught in the rain...
The sun began to shine so they hopped on the train -
They had a destination- it wasn't in vain!
Their ultimate desire was to reach the home of Frederick Douglas -
He was known for fighting against slave injustice.
|STUR at the Frederick Douglas House!|
They arrived in time to get a nice tour -
It was very fast paced and certainly not a bore!
Back on the train and up to the mall -
First was a stop for gelato y'all!
Then they made their way over to Ford's Theater -
Learned here about Lincoln's assassination conspirators.
Headed over to Del Ray for some dinner,
Del Ray pizza was certainly a winner!
Back home prepared for the GW Parkway Classic-
Don't worry they didn't do anything drastic!
Went to bed again at a reasonable hour -
So at 5 am their moods wouldn't be sour!
WUDoc met the group over at STUR's -
Since she was going to be the chauffeur!
Caught the shuttle over on Eisenhower Avenue -
Very organized system - it's true!!
|Race Shuttle Selfie!|
Arrived at Mount Vernon at exactly 6:47-
It was chilly but standing in the sun felt like heaven!
Ran into RBud over by the port potty-
Inside those things they had to be "squatty"
|Ready to start the GW Parkway Classic!|
Once in the corrals, time for everyone to run their own race -
Hopefully the suck they will NOT have to embrace!
The last thing WUDoc said was "everyone run happy!"
STUR wanted to do just that very badly!
Conditions were perfect for a negative split;
If only STUR's knees and feet would permit!
They did! And she finished this awesome race with a grin -
Can't wait for next year to do it again!
|Success at the GW Parkway 10-Miler!|
Met up with ALL her crew eventually...
Also seeing the Mt Vernon CrossFit crew was her destiny!
|Photo Op with Coach Dan aka Bounding Bunny!|
The rabbits had time for a photo op with Coach Dan -
Also Coach Deidre was also there on hand.
Next caught the shuttle back to the car -
Hit up Starbucks since it wasn't too far.
STUR's group once again hit the Metro -
You say the Jefferson Memorial- it's a GO!
Andy and Jeff needed stamps for their National Park Passport Book;
STUR bought one too - she was hooked!