Today was a great day for race spectating. A family posse and I navigated the Washington D.C. streets this morning for the Marine Corp. marathon and watched my older sister Margaret finish strong amidst a sea of 34,000 entrants. It was good fun watching, cheering and sightseeing. The sheer volume of work hours, organization, marines, police, volunteers, road closures, food, water, etc. it must take to make a race like that happen is mind boggling. Also, upon exiting the Smithsonian Metro Ryan Hall ran by on an individual jog around the monuments. We exchanged pleasantries as he maintained pace. That was cool.
Here is Margaret running through the aid station at mile 16.