Team RWB Woodlands 10K

Happy Veteran's Day to those whose served and continue to serve! This is the time of year that we celebrate the service and sacrifices of so many, and it's fitting for athletes to do so by helping to raise money for Team RWB. Chris did that for us in Houston this year by organizing a 10k run in the Woodlands. Tiffany and I were able to participate in the race along with 186 other runners, and it was great to see so many people walking around sporting Team RWB shirts and gear. We had all ages and types of athletes, including a 16 year old race winner and one age group winner who wasn't at the awards ceremony because he was still out running additional mileage for training. The race was really well done for it's size, kudos to those who set it up and volunteered. The only part that didn't cooperate was the weather. It was windy and raining on and off with temperatures in the high 50s. But most folks were prepared and we really only had one cold shower while in line for the packet pickup. The course wound it's way through several neighborhoods, and had one waterway crossing with some stairs and a couple of wet grass inclines, I love the unexpected diversions. Our finishes were good as we prepare for the 1/2 marathon in Memphis in a couple of weeks. I already did my long run this week, so I was able to push and finish in 46:01. I had a nice battle with a 22 year old soldier over the last mile that ended with him beating me by one step. If I have to lose, at least I pushed a soldier just a little harder for a bit. Tiff had a long run on Sunday, so she had to take it easy and finished in 58:02. But she found a fellow Auburn fan to run with and had a great time. But the run was really less than half the enjoyment. Seeing folks come out and support our organization and veterans in general makes us proud of our city and hopeful for great things to come for Team RWB.