Veterans Day Cross Country Race
I never miss this race! It is my favorite one of the year held on the grounds of the local Veterans hospital. It is a real challenge with a lot of rolling hills at the end of the course! They also have the BEST post-race at which they serve bowls of hot clam chowder (Manhattan style)! The first time I experienced this, many years ago, I was surprised and even puzzled. But I must tell you, there is nothing as rejuvenating after a hard run, as a bowl of hot chowder enjoyed in the chilly air of a brisk Fall morning! This year Rachael joined me and so did my Dad! He surprised us by appearing at the starting line shortly before the race began! It was a very special treat to be able to share this event with them! I always feel so happy after a race, and this year I had an extra big smile on my face for the whole day!