This year I had the pleasure of serving as a race ambassador for the J&A Racing series based out of Virginia Beach. Here’s a link to my profile. Throughout the year, I will do three races hosted by J&A, the Harbor Lights was my first. I did a 5k on a Saturday and the half marathon on the following Sunday. The fast, flat course gave me personal bests in both. I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect race weekend experience. We arrived in Norfolk the morning of the 5k and at the finish line they had delicious chili and Blue Moon. The host hotel was within walking distance of the expo and the finish line. We took a short two mile drive down the road to the zoo and saw the animals. In the afternoon, we walked over to Joe’s Crab Shack and had a nice meal. In the evening, Norfolk put on a Holiday Illuminations parade and lit up the skyline. The race the next morning went along flawlessly with a lovely tart stop at mile 10 and a snack stop at mile 12. At the finish line they served the delicious chili and Blue Moon again.