We were monitoring the weather constantly. Hurricane Sandy was looking to make this a very difficult race, but what's a little rain and wind, right ?? :/
The morning of the MCM started with a 4:15am wake-up call at the hotel. Although, it didn't matter, I saw the clock almost every hour with race anxiety/excitement!! Grabbed some breakfast, then got dressed and ready. My friends and I headed down and put the bags in the car (that valet took FOREVER)!! Once we finally had that dealt with, we headed to the Metro! At least that was uneventful, except for seeing a prostitute broker a deal, and then have a black cat cross our paths LOL!! Washington D.C. at 5:30am !!
|Our view walking to Runners Village!|
|UPS Bag Drop!|
|VIP Potty !|
|VIP Potty Butler - this guy was great!|
|I had to stop and get a picture with the Marines!!|
|Almost ready to go!!|
The race began with the National Anthem, and then two Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 22 MV-22B Ospreys flying from the Pentagon over the starting line!!
They fired the Howitzer and we were off!! It took us 10 minutes to get to the actual start line from our corral !!
|And we're OFF................|
Stay tuned for Part 2 !!