The countdown is on: Running the extra mile.

Real Estate Agent with Thompson Company, REALTORS® MD594797

Aaaand the countdown has begun, the countdown to the next race day that is. Mid-December I received confirmation that my name was one of 20,000 (or so) that was drawn during the race entry lottery for the 2016 Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run in Washington, D.C. on April 3rd, 2016.

Only 78 days and a few hours to go!

The Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run is a hugely popular race for a number of reasons. For one, it starts and finishes on the grounds of the Washington Monument and runners pass by many of the major monuments on their 10 mile journey. (see a map of the race here)

When the weather cooperates, it also occasionally so happens that the cherry blossoms are at their peak and the sight is just spectacular. 2015 was a lucky year, given the warm winter thus far, I don't think we'll luck out for this year's race.

The Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run has also won awards for organizers' efforts to integrate sustainability into everything surrounding the race: they encourage participants and spectators to arrive via Metro, there'll be a bicycle valet this year, most of the waste generated is recycled and kept out of landfills and most of the food and drinks available are organic and/or locally produced. I like that. A lot.

I run the extra mileSo, yes, I am very excited to participate this year! I'm getting my miles in - albeit not as many as I would like - which always gets me thinking. Running is not only a great stress reliever and my happy hour, it is also my quiet "office" time... without electronic gadgets distracting me, I can fully focus on marketing strategies, to-do lists and solving Real Estate dilemmas. I'm quite productive on my runs.

While out running yesterday I brain-stormed marketing ideas for our office and myself and I wondered if I should get some branded running shirts: I run the extra mile or I sprint to the closing table are two of the tag lines I came up with. But then I thought that perhaps that's a bit tacky? I'm still debating and may run (ha!) the idea by my broker.

The countdown is on! Only 78 days until the 2016 Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run!

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Andrea is a REALTOR® based in Silver Spring, MD. She has enjoyed assisting buyers and sellers since 2004 and focuses on residential Real Estate in  Montgomery and Howard County, MD. Andrea is a proud mom and hobby decorator with a vintage soul. She always answers the phone with a smile, enjoys running and treasure hunting and is addicted to coffee.


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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I'd never make 10 miles !  Used to run 10k's tho (back in the day ) ........

Jan 15, 2016 09:19 AM #1
Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

Good for you Andrea.  That looks like an awesome course and I hope the weather is really nice.

Jan 15, 2016 09:34 AM #2
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

My hat's off to you lady.  Running has NEVER been my thing.  I used to swing for the fences so I would walk around the bases when I played softball. 

Jan 15, 2016 01:05 PM #3
Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

Best wishes with your 10 mile run! I know you will do great.

Jan 15, 2016 09:18 PM #4
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Congratulations on being selected Andrea, wishing you the best as you cross the finish line!

Jan 16, 2016 09:50 AM #5
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Congratulations on signing up AND getting selected, Andrea. Wishing you the best in your training. I am not a runner but am so impressed with those who are. Have fun, too!


Jan 18, 2016 09:37 AM #6
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I really like the "extra mile" even if you're not still running LOL  But letting clients know we'll go that extra mile for them is important.  I'm excited about you getting in the race and I hope the Cherry Blossoms will cooperate.  Our festival is mid March and they usually are blooming.  It's in Macon, GA where my daughter works 

Jan 18, 2016 11:19 AM #7
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Realty ONE Group - Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale

Hello Andrea ... sounds like a great event for you and I hope you do a great job and keep us up to date on your run ;o)

Jan 20, 2016 12:55 PM #8
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