As I sit in the Delta business lounge of the San Francisco airport (seriously, using 25000 miles each to upgrade our tickets was TOTALLY worth it. And we’re not even in the plane yet!), I figured I should post about my last Wednesday run in DC. (Editor’s note: they had an issue with their wireless, so now this is being posted as I sit in the Delta business lounge of Narita airport, in Japan.)
It was exactly a week ago, only two days after arriving from Rio, but we were already mid-move, so we were both sleep deprived. I couldn’t skip the run, even if I was feeling crappy. Plus, I had to take pictures!
It was a gorgeous spring day in DC, and we took a route we hadn’t done since the days got shorter! We started out in Crystal City, hopping on the Mt. Vernon Trail, and instead of running north, towards DC, we now had enough daylight that it was safe to run south. (At nighttime, going south is darker, wooded, and much more isolated than running north, where you see bike commuters, have the light from the airport, and there is not as many trees to hide your view of things.)
My run wasn’t good, but I was enjoying the day, and taking it in that it would be two years before I saw this trail again. This is where we run on Wednesdays in the summer: the trees provide a nice shelter from the sun… I ran with Nina, Jen and Ben, but still got a few pictures of other runners from the group on their turnaround point (I decided to wait until I saw them before turning around – I wanted pictures!), who were much speedier than we were.
The Potomac River was on our left at the start, and the George Washington Parkway to our right. We ran towards Old Town Alexandria (but since it was a short run, we didn’t get that far).
No more words needed – take in my last Wednesday run in pictures…
I’m going to miss this place…