|Pre-race pic at 30F degrees - brrr!|
This was a cold race, colder than last year. I was dressed appropriately with a long sleeve winter-weight tech shirt, a microfleece pullover, winter weight tights, a skirt, gloves and a knit hat. Some people got into the football theme of the race and dressed up. Barry the joggler was back again, juggling footballs.
|At the start; I think there were fewer people than last year, maybe due to the cold|
|These ladies really got into the spirit of the event with their jerseys and fleece helmets (note Woody Wilson in the background)|
|Joggler Barry ran with deflated footballs|
|I've run many local races with Woody Wilson, mascot of the Wilson Bridge Half, but this was the first time I saw him run with security detail|
After finishing the 5K, I grabbed some water and took a few minutes of a breather before entering the Combine area. The Combine was timed separately using the chip on our bibs. We crossed a timing mat to enter the Combine area, and another one to exit it.
|Inside the Combine area you can see a few runners doing push-ups and jump squats; note the Washington Monument in the background|
|Post-race, post-combine, with the little football that serves as my trophy; that's the Potomac River in the background|