Our "Richmond Tribe" consisted of one out-lier in Ryan Collier, who ran the full marathon (26.2) and ran a PR of 3:29! I loved how excited he was in crossing the finish line beating the clock of 3:30 with fists pumping high is the air!
Once we gathered after the race, our fearless hostess, Laura Ritenour, suggested brunch at the Patrick Henry Inn just a mile outside of the downtown area. ("Give me liberty, or give me death"! is his famous quote as he led the opposition to the Stamp Act of 1765). However, the building we ate in only dated back to 1850, but it was awesome just the same.
After a good meal had by all and it was time to head back home. Pizza and a game of Quiddler with my guys rounded out this super day! I am thankful and blessed beyond measure!
And lastly, you maybe thinking what is a "double nickel tour"? Well, my friend, Wendy Allen, mentioned it to me a few years ago when she turned 55, and suggested to do something fun each month in your 55th year (or is it 56th year?). This half marathon is definitely the kick-off, and was definitely "fun", so in my eyes it qualifies for the first leg of the "tour."
BSoleille! The bright side of turning one year older...55 is the new 35!