Wednesday, December 5, 2012

M the Superstar!

5:00am comes early.

Luckily, I managed to get up before my alarm went off. 

Today was the BIG day. I was headed to Washington, DC to serve as M's run buddy. Now, if you recall, I posted my sheer excitement about this event, and in just a few hours, it was about to ON like popcorn.

I decided to take the 7:30am Bolt Bus to DC. The fare was reasonable ($48 r/t) and the ride was  comfy. We arrived at Union Station around 11:45am. M and her mom picked me up and we headed to Anacostia Park for the race.
It's wonderful to see all of the young runners getting ready for their event. From the tattoos, face painting, Happy Hair, and sign making areas - Girls on the Run knows how to make the girls feel special.

M's team had so much energy and personality. They were chosen by Olympian Julie Culley to go on stage and present a cheer. M was TOO excited about that.

After a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem, the countdown began.


M and I began our 3.1 mile trek through the park. Halfway into our first mile, M reminds me "Now, Ms. Liz, I've not trained alot, so we will have to run a little, walk a little...ok?" "Fine by me," I respond.

Along the route, there were laughs, hi-fives, and cheers.
M did an amazing job!
We finished the 5K race in 45 minutes 6 seconds.

I am such a proud running buddy.

Flower power!
Tattoo - check!

Julie and M

M and her mom, Joan

Bling, Bling!

Capital Hill Crew

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