Nikki and I took to the car to drive to Leesburg, Virginia while Deb grabbed a flight to DC and then rented a car to drive to meet us at our hotel. Upon arriving at our hotel and freshening up, we headed to the race expo to grab our packets which even came with a pink tutu. This was clearly a very "girly" race. Once we took care of this stop we headed out to find some dinner. We stumbled upon the Wine Kitchen and of course there was a very long wait so we decided we would go across the street to Chimole and have a drink. We quickly learned there wasn't a wait for a reason. We had a drink and a small plate and were totally underwhelmed by everything at this restaurant. We definitely wouldn't go back. Eventually it was our turn to be seated at the Wine Kitchen and the food was so worth the wait. Everything we had (including the wine tasting trays) was delicious! The lobster risotto was absolutely define as well as their macaroni and cheese! After eating way too much food as well as dessert we headed back to our hotel to get some sleep before the race on Saturday morning.
We were up quite early to get to the race as we had reserved VIP parking so we wouldn't have to take the shuttle buses. Definitely the right decision! It was so easy to get there, park, and have plenty of time to use the restrooms before the race started. After we used the facilities we took the required pre-race photo.
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Complete a half in all 50 states status: 16 states and D.C. completed
Completed states: Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.
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