An Open Letter From Elizabeth To A Stormtrooper

Intrepid interplanetary Explorer Extraordinaire Elizabeth is here to tell you all about her experience during the rainiest 8K ever! “Watch out, there’s a Stormtrooper behind you!” was not something I had ever expected to hear in… any context except perhaps at Disney World’s “March of the First Order,” but I heard it this past Saturday while attempting to finish the Rockville Rotary Twilight Runfest. I didn’t see you for the first quarter mile or so, while I was still trying to keep up with Jenn. I had hoped that the rain might encourage me to push myself harder, but it...

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In Which Jenn Runs A Very Rainy Twilighter 8K

A month or three ago, I convinced Elizabeth to sign up for a 5 mile race. She’s not really a runner (except when I make her), but she gamely agreed to give it a shot when I promised her the Rockville Twilighter 8K would be a festive night race with free beer. And by God, I delivered a night race with free beer. What I did not deliver was just about anything else that might make a race pleasant. Guys, it friggin’ POURED all day. I’m talking torrential rains. I was getting emergency emails with flood warnings for portions of the county. But...

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