February was another chock-full and exciting month for Team MCVET. We welcomed new member Greg H. to our ranks, as well as a handful of new non-res members. Additionally, the beginning of February saw Mitch G. step into the role of team race coordinator. He almost instantly got to work brainstorming what races and adventures the team could hope to get itself into.
Just a few short days later, on February 12th, the team got together for the very first of those races, caravanning south to Millersville, MD to join the strong contingent of Baltimore Back On My Feeters at the Valentine’s Day 5k. Included in that showing were MCVET alums Carlos B., who was on hand to offer his support, and Darryl M., who laced up his running shoes to join his teammates on the course. Although there were a number of notable BOMF performances that day, one of the most momentous belongs to one of our newer members, Mark D., who completed his very first race with the team!
The team would like to thank Mike S. for all the time and effort that he put in as our former race coordinator over the past few months . Many of our team’s best moments have been at the races that Mike so graciously helped to put together for us and we truly appreciate it. Thanks Mike!
While most of the team was racing through Maryland’s chilly weather that weekend, Team MCVET alum Charlie T. was enjoying the warmer weather of Dallas, Texas, where he was on hand to speak at the BOMF Dallas Chapter launch. Accompanied by Jackie, Baltimore’s Program Director, Charlie delivered a truly moving speech to the newest members of the BOMF family in the Lone Star State, sharing his experiences and demonstrating just how great of a potential impact BOMF can have on their lives.
That next weekend, following our Saturday long run, the team headed south once again for a field trip to Maryland’s historic capital city of Annapolis. Social Coordinator Erin D. organized an informative tour of the State House for the team, where we learned a bit about the national and historic importance of our state’s capital, and some of its native sons and daughters. After burning so many calories during the morning’s run and afternoon’s walking tour, and in the interest of proper recovery of course, the team concluded its trip with a well-deserved stop at the Annapolis Ice Cream Company!
As the team continues to grow and move forward, everyone is excited for what these next few months have in store for us, including what will mark the two-year anniversary of BOMF Baltimore coming together outside of MCVET for our very first mile together. With so many of our team members, both res and non-res, having been a part of that momentous morning two years ago, we’re especially looking forward to celebrating that event and what it means.