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Despite the cold, foggy and damp weather conditions – a very fast mix of old and young (mostly young!) runners departed the Start line at the Annapolis Naval Academy Stadium fairgrounds. And then, there was Jannett and I, waiting in the long lines at the porta potties when what sounded like a starting gun went off. Hmmm…they surely could not have started the race already? And by the time we arrived at the starting line – everyone was gone. Which probably justifies our really fast first mile pace – as we tried to catch up with the race crowds. The Annapolis Half Marathon event takes the runners through historic downtown Annapolis over cobblestone streets, continuing next to the Naval Academy, across the Severn river and up a very very long hill before the route begins the turn back toward the finish line. Jannett and I both finished strong, with PB’s, and no injuries!! It was a wonderful way to burn off 3000 calories, and we wasted no time treating ourselves to food and coffee! View more pics!