We headed out to Reston, cranky and tired and more than a little punchy.
We didn't pre-register for the race, so by the time we got there, registered, and had our bibs on, the runners were lined up and ready to start. My original idea had been to try and PR this race, but a few days before I realized how bad of an idea that was for many reasons and decide to instead just enjoy it.
And we're off!
We jogged most of the first mile, and then stopped on and off to walk and chat with other runners. There was a little kid singing the Mario Galaxy theme song, so we hung with him and helped him out with his singing for a while. The race was an out-and-back along the W&OD, and it was a pretty warm (but cloudy) morning. A great day to be outside.
I have absolutely no idea what our chip time was - I didn't wear my Garmin and I don't really care. What matters is how we rang in the new year and our marriage - being outside, running, with friends. Our life.