|Arilington Trail Running|
|Craig establishing an airway for me at my training|
After finishing my training in New Jersey I had the opportunity to spend about 3 days with my best man Matt Lowe and his wife Ann Lowe at there beautiful house in Arlington Virginia (a couple miles from DC).
|Ann enjoying some late night pizza|
|Matt being cool|
I rolled into Arlington Saturday evening just in time to catch a nice run from Matt's house. We ran on some sweet single track along a few small tributaries to the Patomac river and then next to a branch of the Patomac looping back to Matt's house.
|Minutes from Matt's house|
|Matt on his trail|
Back at the Lowe pad, we quickly showered and headed just two blocks down from the house to the American Legion where we bartered down the admision to enjoy The Montana State Testy Fest. Arlington VA is the last place you would expect to see Montana cowboys dancing, boozing and eating bull balls, but it was perfectly welcome for three Montana State University Alumni. All you can drink and all the balls you can eat for one set price. Perfect.
|Matt, Ann and I at the Montana Testy Fest|
After a few half rum half coke beverages, food and some country dancing we were ready for a fine evening.
|Matt and Ann swing dancing... somewhere|
Sunday Matt and Ann gave me a further tour of the local trails and Monday I went for a longer 2hr voyage up the Patomac trail system. Overall I was really impressed by the quality trails, nice forest and the beautiful Patomac. These would be my last runs in the US of A.
|You wouldn't think the Pentagon was 6 or 7 miles away|
|The Patomac... I had to break the rules and go for a swim|
|There were a lot of cool tributaries that came tumbling down the bluffs into the Patomac|
|Theodore Roosevelt Island is a must see for nature conservationalists, thanks Matt|
|Thank you Lowes. Thank you Virginia.|