Saturday, October 28, 2006

Prelude

I made it to D.C. A little late, a missed flight, D.C. traffic, rain, but I made it. With 3 minutes to go before our dinner reservation, I was still sitting in traffic on the way to my hotel, with Bex's phone number in the trunk. I called her later to tell her I'd be late, and eventually caught up with them just as everyone was finishing up their appetizer.

It was absolutely incredibly gastronomicaly fun to get together with all the other runners :) I got to meet
Susie and her David, the other David from Florida, Jeanne who's going to PR tomorrow for sure, Peter who will be running NYC next weekend, Hallie who ran the Army 10-miler recently, and of course the gracious host Bex! I left my camera cable at home, so I'll have to post them later.

I went for my last training "run" this morning, leaving the Hilton Embassy Row off Dupont Circle. I ran south a mile which took me to the White House, which had a few tourists mingling about. Turned around and ran back. 2 miles even. That's my kinda run! Yeah!

Back at my hotel, I headed up to the lounge they have for frequent guests, hoping to get maybe some water and a banana. Surprise! Scrambled eggs, potatoes, croissants. Just give me some protein and carbs! I loaded up, I'm stuffed, and I'm headed to the Expo to meet up with David. Just got a call from Bex and we'll join her for lunch later. The sun's out. I'm so ready for tomorrow!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good luck tomorrow!

jeanne said...

it was so fun meeting you too! We're ALL gonna PR tomorrow, right? RIGHT!

Bex said...

Thanks for meeting at lunch today. Service was kind of slow (how hard is it get a romaine salad?!), but we had a good time nonetheless.

It was interesting to hear your perspective on the differences between American and Asian business protocol. I'll send you the articles I mentioned.

susie said...

sounds like you all had another great day--sorry we missed it! see you tomorrow, Rich. Run hard and strong and we'll see you at the finish:)

Rae said...

GOOD LUCK tomorrow! Run strong!! Can't wait to hear all about it!

Rae said...

GREAT JOB this morning!!! We've been tracking you all day!!

Anne said...

Don't leave us in too much suspense, Rich. Let us know how you did!

Running Jayhawk said...

Okay...don't you know your adoring fans are waiting for an update?!

Don't leave us hanging!!