Monday, November 18, 2013

cherry blossom 10-miler fall kickoff! (a night of selfies)

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Reid and I are both so busy/on opposite schedules, that even though we make time to see each other, its really special when we get to go out on a date, outside of Reston, and I don't have to get up early the next morning! So when I saw the invite for the fall kick off for the Cherry Blossom Ten Miler, I thought it might make a fun, out of the norm, kind of date. So for $30 ($15 each), we got drink tickets, $20 in PRR gift cards, passed appetizers (none for me - celiac sad face), and t-shirts! We even went above an beyond that by staying towards the end and each got a second drink ticket and a second t-shirt in the color that didn't win.


The whole reason that I wanted to go was because they were giving away some guaranteed entries into the race. I get the idea behind lottery systems, but after being shut out of the Cherry Blossom two years in a row (and then getting in two years in a row - 2012 and 2013), I didn't want to risk not being able to run if there was a chance
that I could get entry by going. I think they advertized that they were going to give out 16 entries, but the when we got there, they said they would do 25. Neither Reid or I had our numbers called for any of them... then, they decided to call a 26th number and it was Reid's ticket!!! So, because he has no interest in running, I got a guaranteed entry!!!

The cherry on top, then green shirt also won!

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After we left The 201 Bar, we headed into Alexandria to meet up with Cobey, Carolyn, Shawn, and Jennifer for dinner. All in all, an amazing night!

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