The annual Army Ten-Miler here in DC was held last Sunday. Although organized by the United States Army, it is open to everyone and is the largest ten-mile race in the country with more than 30,000 participants this year. These participants included some Wounded Warriors — injured soldiers who either wheeled through the course or ran it with artificial legs. An awe-inspiring sight to behold, needless to say.
I decided to cheer at the Lincoln Memorial because not only did it have a beautiful view of the Arlington Memorial Bridge and trees in the process of changing colors, but it was also early enough in the race that everyone who started was still in. It also gave me an opportunity to cross the Memorial Bridge a few minutes before the race started, as the sun was rising.