Category Archives: MCM

Piraña at the Point!

by admin on May 22, 2010

West Point that is! Today, Brother Samsonite will graduate from West Point. The Corps takes to the Plain today at 10:30 a.m. (EDST) for the Class of 2010 Graduation Parade. You can watch the ceremony live here: Watch West Point Graduation LIVE Brother Samsonite sent this pic at 5:30am as he was getting ready for […]

MCM Piraña Top Ten

by admin on October 27, 2008

10. The release of a new flavor of Metamusil 9. Watching while some guy run backwards into a car 8. Getting people to take their picture at all the historical points during the race 7. Getting their race number signed by cool people 6. Breaking into the Smithsonian Merry-go-round 5. Meeting the Commandant of the […]

33rd Marine Corps Marathon

by admin on October 26, 2008

The morning started well for the Pirañas. In Mav and T3’s room, all four alarms they set went off. In Samsonite’s room his mommy woke up 1 minute before the alarms went off and heard both Samsonite’s and his dad’s watch beep at exactly the same time. No one knows what Obi did this morning […]

Getting Loaded

by admin on October 25, 2008

The Pirañas attended the “Dining In” which is MCM tradition. First they caught the race director at the final meet-n-greet and snapped a pic: Then off to the Pasta Dinner to carbo load. At the door they met the MCM mascots, Miles and Molly After going through the line and loading their plates with great […]

MCM Day 3

by admin on October 25, 2008

So far so good for the Pirañas today. MCM Day 3 started with breakfast at the Hyatt before the start of the MCM Race Director’s Boot Camp. The Boot Camp included a welcome by MCM Race Director Rick Nealis and then sessions on Risk Assessment, Going Green, and Event Schwag before lunch. Lunch brought a […]

Dinner and a Movie

by admin on October 24, 2008

This evening was the formal dinner and what-not for the 33rd MCM. Brother Obi represented the Pirañas at the coat and tie event and was rewarded richly for his sacrifice: Meanwhile, Mav and T3 went to Chinatown for dinner. Just a short walk from the Hyatt the brothers found an interesting church sign. The brothers […]

MCM Day #2

by admin on October 24, 2008

It is day two at the Marine Corps Marathon Expo. The Swansons opened the show and manned the booth for the morning shift and then the Piraña team of Obi, Mav and T3 took over for the afternoon crowd. Obi knows everybody in the running world. If a runner mentions where they are from, Obi […]

Lunch on The Hill

by admin on October 24, 2008

After a great run, T3 and Mav asked around for a recommendation for a great place for lunch. The Capital City Brewery Company was the number one choice. A short walk from the Hyatt brought them to the local hot spot: After appetizers of clam chowder for Mav and Humus for both, the Pirañas had […]

Running The Mall

by admin on October 24, 2008

Ma, of “Little House on the Prairie” fame, always said, “It is an ill wind that doesn’t blow someone some good.” Or something like that. So, given that T3 was unable to get to Pittsburgh, Mav decided to get a run in and talked T3 into going to. Leaving the Hyatt, they decided to head […]