Sunday, March 13, 2011

DC - The Monuments and Memorials Edition

Ironic, I am the one who is cold and using
the cuffins on the sleeves.  Em is perfectly
comfortable with the temperature.

I had a great run today with Emily.  She went 22 miles and I went about 10.  She was nice enough to go my pace for the beginning of her long run.  We headed into Georgetown and then along the Potamac.



  We ran past the Lincoln Memorial and across a bridge into Virginia.



 Then we ran along the river until we came to another bridge and came back by the Jefferson Memorial.



It is really awesome to be running and looking at all of these monuments and memorials.  We ran along the tidal basin




over to the the WW2 Memorial, then the  Lincoln Memorial again,

 by the Vietnam Wall, past the Washington Monument

and eventually by the White House back towards Emily's abode. She continued on her way whereas I continued eating like a 12 year old boy and refueled with Krispie Kreme doughnuts, a scone (although truthfully I still haven't eaten that, iced water, a banana and coffee.  (When I stopped eating unhealthy things for awhile, sigh I didn't keep it up, a doughnut was the last thing I added back in.)  I love glazed doughnuts.


Later today we went into Georgetown to do a little shopping and to grab some cupcakes from Baked and Wired.



 We did quite a bit of walking and were both rather tired.  Not really the best strategy for the day before a race but I am not in DC that often and when I am I want to run and eat when I can.  It is a race with over 6000 people so I don't expect to be doing anything wonderful. But it will be fun!

19 comments:

HappyTrails said...

Awesome run - some of the photos had no other people, which was odd. Thanks to you, we are going to have to go track down some JUNK FOOD - all those treats look SOOOOOOO GOOD!!! Have a great day!

Christi said...

What some great lookin' things to look at when you run. I am jealous. I have not been to D.C.

Kandi said...

I sometimes take for granted that I run among the monuments a few days a week. I don't get onto that VA trail too often but I did it last year while training for my first half marathon. I'm sure I'll get back over there during marathon training this year.
Looking forward to your race report. I knew some people running that race but I didn't make it down.

Michael said...

Wow, what a beautiful and fun run! Sounds like you guys are having a great time!

LookingUpAgain said...

Wow! Can't wait until Husband and I take a trip there some day so we can run by the beautiful monuments.

Jill said...

If there would be anything more moving than running by all those memorials, I'm not sure what it would be. So cool!!! I suspect those cherry trees are getting ready to pop pretty soon?? That would be a really neat sight. I ran the Atlanta half the past 4 years and the trees are blooming then...always wanted to go to DC when they are blooming along the memorials.

Glad you're having a blast - running, shopping and donuts = heaven on earth!! :)

Char said...

Those cupcakes look really good. And really huge. And really filled with calories.

Liz said...

I enjoy your blog and Emily's anyway, but it's particularly great to read all these posts about cupcakes! I am obsessed with cakes and chcolate so I'm glad to see I'm not alone!

Dash said...

It was so great to meet you finally! Glad you enjoyed your visit and the weather was so nice! Hope it all melted for you at home while you were here! :)

Jennifer said...

Great fun and to run with someone so special and in such a cool place! A very great time and no snow! Cheers!

misszippy said...

This is a great time of the year to be in DC--blossoms are just starting to show! I hope you had fun in the race and meeting up with Cheryl!

Darlene said...

DC seems like such a great place to run... wish I could...

Amy said...

Loved the pics...especially the photo of the cupacakes...they are huge!!!

Marlene said...

Love that you went out and ran together (of course!) and fun pics along the way.

And the best part about being on vacation is eating like a 12 year old boy!!

Giorgio said...

I wouldn'd mind that cake :)
You ran with your daughter along all of those monuments and memorials. No wonder you were pleased! Congrats to Emily on her 22 miles long run!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

Love Em, she is a total sweetheart.

DC running is really neat, especially if you aren't from there...and you get there early so no crowds!

Fran said...

That really must have been a fun run along all those monuments. Hope your race went well.

Running and living said...

So nice to spend quality time with your daughter by running, walking and eating. Perfect!

Kate said...

What a beautiful run! So glad you're having such a good time with your daughter. :)

BTW, I bought the shirt at Sports Authority, but it's by Under Armour, and if you google "Under Armour Brave the Run", you'll see all kinds of links where you can order it. I love it!