Saturday, October 28, 2006

Marine Corp Marathoners

This weekend my good friend Cole from my college crew team is in town to run the marathon so naturally he is crashing with my roommate and me. Last night we hung out and had some great italian at this place called San Marco down the road (highly recommended) and then watched a movie back here. Today we got up slowly and eventually went down to the naval barracks to pick up his race packet and see what kind of stuff they had set up. The scene was pretty crazy down there; there were thousands of people all over the place and the line seemed never ending when we got there. When we first walked off the metro the line started imidiately but we just figured we'd loop around the corner and head in. The we saw it looped back around the corner towards us and then back; ok so it's a little longer then that...

Next thing we knew we're around the corner and the line loops all the way down almost to the stadium and then back nearly to the metro and then back down half way to the stadium and then finally into the complex. Wow, that's like theme park long. Luckily the weather was reasonable though a bit windy and the time went by quickly. We got inside and there were people every where and vendors galore. Got some free stuff and was handed more marathon flyers then I even knew exhisted and was pitched a totally new type of running shoe where instead of heal shock absorbing shoes you role over on your toe... Sounds fun, but the guy seriously needed to chill; he was trying a bit too hard.

Came home after that and started drinking and playing (or rather getting my ass kicked) in boggle and now getting ready to get all dolled up for halloween and do it up. Hopefully I'll be alright to get out of bed tomorrow and see Cole run, and of course hopefully the 16 miles of prep he's completed in training will be enough to get him thru the 26.2 miles of the marathon tomorrow... fingers are crossed that I don't have to go meet him at the hospital tomorrow...

Someday I'll run a marathon... yuengling sponsers one on St Patty's day, of course with a huge party afterwards... :)

2 comments:

Needtsza said...

Training is the worst part. You can do it!

Hope your buddy had a good time

KMAX said...

This is true but a good run is so entirely fulfilling and now I'll have a great reason to train and get my but out there. Now if only I can keep this enthusiasm going here... Thanks for the support.

Cole had a great time and is all gung hoe to go again!