1st run - with MCM Mama :) :)
There was a lot of time left in the day and I wasn't too hot thanks to all the shade so I decided to head to Arlington National Cemetery. I took my time visiting the parts I wanted to see as it was feeling rather hot at this point. When I was finished I decided rather than take the Metro to my next spot I would run. I could see that the bridge near the Cemetery ended up at the Lincoln Memorial. Well, I could find my way with a huge landmark like that. So I texted Em and told her I was on my way to her office to take her to lunch if she wanted. It did take me awhile as it was high noon at this point. I went slowly and stopped to take pictures at various points. I loved running across the bridge to get back to D.C. and I just couldn't get enough of running past the Memorials and Monuments. When I was eating with Em she asked me if I was running back to her place and I said no although it had crossed my mind. She suggested I come back later and we could both run back on a route she took me on last fall that I really enjoyed. So I took the Metro back (Have I mentioned that small town girl AJH really rocks using the Metro on her own?) I showered for heat relief as much as to get clean and relaxed for a very pleasant few hours.
Arlington Memorial Bridge to the Lincoln Memorial
Standing at the WWII Memorial looking toward the Lincoln Memorial
on my solo run of the day
It was still very hot when I picked up Emily but I really wanted to get in my 11 I did not run the day before and to do another run with Em on a route I would enjoy. She very nicely went my speed for the entire way. So once again I found myself running by the monuments and memorials. It wasn't long before we were at the Lincoln Memorial and heading for the path along the river that ends up in Georgetown. We stopped and took a bunch of pictures fooling around with the camera to try to get some action shots. I loved this run in spite of the fact that I was fading big time. When we got to Georgetown Em took a route that didn't involve stopping at lights and crossings. I wasn't as sure as she was that this was a good idea. Stopping sounded great! But we got the 11 in and headed out for one more time to eat at Busboys and Poets!
I'm hot and tired but the effort is worth it!
Playing with the multiple shot feature on the path home......
Today we got up bright and early for one more run together. We headed for the National Zoo! We didn't see animals but did hear some might roars! All too soon it was time to head for the airport! I had a great time in DC with my lovely daughter! It is great that we both love running so much as that really makes a vacation the best!
......and at the Zoo.
The Last Run!