It’s a month til Election Day. The days are growing shorter. The Redskins are fading from playoff contention.
I’ve been a surrogate in a few Election debates and have others (Oakton High School) coming up in the next couple weeks. Thanks to everyone at Olam Tikvah Synagogue for hosting me and Tim Hugo on Sunday and being a great audience.
On the weekends, I’ve been door-knocking primarily in Oakton, working from the Kaine headquarters at Hunter Mill Road. Lots of apartments. Lots of stairs.
On November 4, I’m running the New York City Marathon for the Marcy Mazzola foundation. We are featuring a team from Williams College Class of ’90 (the 1990 photo on my fundraising site is Marky Mark, not Chap Petersen — but I did have washboard abs in college).
So I’ve been doing road work every weekend along Route 123. Last Saturday was 22 miles, which is basically the distance from Fairfax City to Lorton and back, thus giving a new meaning to “Ox Road South.”
Two weeks ago, I ran Paul VI 5K in 22:30. That time won first place in the men’s 40-49 age group. (No, I’m not kidding. Did all the real runners not show up?)
The Fall Festival is this weekend. I’ll be at my booth all afternoon, near the corner of University and Main. Come by and say hello.