Monday, October 25, 2004

It may surprise some of you to hear that I did not make it out to watch the Golden Knights yesterday morning. I had every intention, but when I woke up at 6:30 it was to the sound of pouring rain (which in all likelihood scrubbed the jump) and while I love me military men, I love my warm, dry bed more. Now if only I could find a way to bring the two together.... Oh. Did I say that out loud?

Anyhoo, I saw this lovely story in the Post today about the "shadow" 10-miler that was run by troops in Iraq. I was really taken with the idea of the simultaneous efforts; the doggedness and camaraderie of it are great. Especially when you're running here:

"This is the second year Army organizers have hosted the "shadow race" at Logistic Support Area Anaconda, a sprawling U.S. military base about 60 miles northwest of Baghdad. Once an Iraqi air base, Anaconda reportedly has earned the nickname "Mortaritaville" among troops because of the frequency of mortar and rocket attacks there."

Bet you never thought you'd hear me say this, but GO ARMY.


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