Metro Maddness

Thanks to Jon Stewart’s Rally to Restore Insanity and Stephen Colber’ts March to Keep Fear Alive, the crowds on the DC metro system made packet pickup for the MCM10k a complete nightmare.  Adding to the mayhem were the Homecoming weekend celebrations for the University of Maryland and Howard University and thousands of exuberant Halloweeners. 

Enter all the crazies in the tri-state area.

We ended up walking past 3 stops until we found a station we could even get into, let alone a train with space for us to board it.  Need a visual? 

Yeah, it was kind of like that.  Ok, I may be exaggerating, but seriously?  Not by much.

Here’s to hoping that tomorrow’s second trek into our nation’s capitol goes a bit more smoothly.  If I can just get to the start line, the rest is in the bag.


8 Responses to Metro Maddness

  1. jamie says:

    that sounds like a nightmare! hopefully tomorrow is much better for you!

  2. James says:

    Good luck on the 10K. It’s always a hassle dealing with DC metro. Happy Halloween!

  3. Pam says:

    Heh heh heh… you said weeners.

  4. lizzyj1305 says:

    awww it’s terrible when packet pick-up is madness…it always makes me worried for the actual event! I hope all went well this morning!!!

  5. Laura says:

    Ha! Note to self: If ever in Japan, taxis.

  6. sarah says:

    Heh. It’s all fun and games until your city is the hot spot. Hope you had a good race!

  7. Tina says:

    That’s a crazy video! I don’t know how I would handle that much of a crowd. Hope things went smoothly.

  8. Erin says:

    My friend Melanie used the same Japense train thing to compare the metro on Saturday. Luckily, I went later on Saturday and avoided most of the mess; I wouldn’t have taken it well.

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