Running & Roadfood (feat. a Ben's Chili Bowl Half Smoke!)

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billyboy
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Running & Roadfood (feat. a Ben's Chili Bowl Half Smoke!) - Thu, 10/18/12 9:45 AM
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As some of you may know, I took up distance running three years ago to get in better shape but I still enjoy Roadfooding from time to time.  I love meeting friends old and new and indulging in some fried chicken, pizza, sandwiches and all of that fantastic food when I can.  I've posted a number of Trip Reports over the years in an attempt to showcase my love for both running and Roadfood.  Well, imagine my surprise when reading the Gothamist website I found a link to an article on the DCist website about a "very special" half marathon coming up in Washington, D.C. on Saturday Nov. 3rd.  
Here's the link to the article:  http://dcist.com/2012/10/.lf_and_half_marathon.php
And a link to the race website:  http://www.halfandhalfmarathon.com
 
I think I've looked at the review for Ben's and some of Buffetbuster's beautiful Trip Report photos of those half smokes more times than I can remember, but I'm not so sure I could run 6.55 miles, down a chili smothered half smoke and chips, then run another 6.55 miles!  
 
Just wanted to share in case anyone is interested.  
Cheers, Billyboy
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Re:Running & Roadfood (feat. a Ben's Chili Bowl Half Smoke!) - Thu, 10/18/12 9:54 AM
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Thanks for sharing Billyboy!

It's a great share...and accomplishment for those who could keep it together until the end.

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Re:Running & Roadfood (feat. a Ben's Chili Bowl Half Smoke!) - Thu, 10/18/12 9:54 AM
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billyboy-
I could do 1/2 of that event.  And it definitely isn't the running half!

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Re:Running & Roadfood (feat. a Ben's Chili Bowl Half Smoke!) - Thu, 10/18/12 9:57 AM
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I could finish the run...but it wouldn't be pretty.

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Re:Running & Roadfood (feat. a Ben's Chili Bowl Half Smoke!) - Thu, 10/18/12 10:12 AM
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I'm kinda sorta thinking about doing it next year as I've never been to Ben's (and BB, your photos from there have me craving a food I've never even tried!) if I can con...uh, I mean convince a friend or two to do it with me!  

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Re:Running & Roadfood (feat. a Ben's Chili Bowl Half Smoke!) - Thu, 10/18/12 10:33 AM
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A refreshment at the halfway point...and oops your phone is ringing. So good...you're in! See you there!

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Re:Running & Roadfood (feat. a Ben's Chili Bowl Half Smoke!) - Thu, 10/18/12 8:14 PM
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Fantastic, billyboy, and love following your runs AND food experiences. Kudos to you....as always.
 
 
Annie