Saturday, August 27, 2011

DC Running

Post Earthquake at twilight. Can you see the crack?
Last week I blogged about my struggles with running while on the road. I am proud to say I got over my challenges, found my stride and enjoyed the new sites and sounds of city running. Here is my story:

While laying in bed last Tuesday I was shamefully recognizing I had gotten very few miles in so I quit feeling sorry for myself, stuck my feet in my shoes and headed out for some of the most enjoyable routes this season.

Tuesday morning I was scheduled to meet a co-worker for a run. Much to my dismay she never showed so I headed out alone. I had a great run past the White House around the Washington Monument (pre-earthquake) and back to my hotel.

Tuesday evening I was picked up by a great passionate woman who took me to the burbs to run with her running club on what she proclaimed a 'flat' trail. There was nothing flat about this five mile run. I have never been so challenged while running!!! It was a very motivational group who shared in my enthusiasm about running. There were hand slaps, people saying way to go and genuine encouragement along the way. There was also an encounter with a tree that has given me some eye pain and a puffy eye to this day.

On Wednesday I scheduled a run to the MLK memorial. It was a little more than six miles round trip with a stop at the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial and past the White House.

It was so refreshing to see the sites by foot. It also provided me relief from long hard days and the ability to clear my head! Here are a few pictures I managed to snap from my cell phone. Enjoy!!!

Capital Building

Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope - MLK

1 comment:

  1. What a great place for a run! I love the idea of running-sight seeing. Hope your eye feels better!