Today, Shira and I tackled our longest race to date: The Parkway Classic, a 10 mile haul down the George Washington Parkway. The weather was cold and rainy, but that didn't stop us from getting our butts out of bed at 5:30am to catch a bus to the starting line at 6am.
Fortunately, we ran into our friend, Sue, at the start, so we had another person to chat with as we waited out the rain and prepared to get under way.
The run went as well as could be expected. By the first mile, I shed the wind breaker I brought along, but by mile 7 I had to put it back on. The race leader completed the course in an amazing 51 minutes. That's smok'n fast.
I'm so proud of Shira for tackling this race - it's by far the longest distance she's ever run, and she did it with energy to spare (and a minimum of cussing).
When we arrived home, we found the most wonderful banner created by our little guy and David to celebrate the occasion. We were so impressed!