I’m back from my weekend in D.C. It went so fast! I had so much fun and I’m sad it’s over. But at least I get to write about it here and pretend like I’m still there. One of my favorite things happened Saturday morning. My homey, Melissa, and I went on a 10 mile run around D.C. It’s not every day you can run around D.C, right? Unless your Melissa. Then I guess it is everyday. Well, whatever. Not like it’s pretty there or anything.
The day was wet, gloomy, and humid, but the temperature was 70 degrees so it was actually pretty pleasant. We started by Melissa’s place and took in all the terrible, terrible scenery.
We ran to Dupont Circle and then through Georgetown, which is a super cute area with tons of (expensive) stores and restaurants.
We ran by the Potomac River and saw all the kayakers. I think if I lived in D.C., I’d want to take up rowing and be on a team. Looks like so much fun. And then I’d be able to invite everyone to my gun show.
A little less than halfway through the run, we reached the monuments. Most of them are in the same area, so we took a little break to walk around and take some pictures.
Everything is really beautiful and immense. The Lincoln Memorial is amazing and so much bigger than I expected.
There’s my favorite Vampire Hunter. I really, really wanted to sit on his lap.
Also, next time anyone takes a picture of me, please remind me to never do that pose again. I probably should have put more thought into my outfit too. Instead, I picked that timeless classic. I can’t wait to look back on that picture in 20 years and show my grandchildren my “Holla at my Peeps” tank top.
This is the World War II Memorial. You can see the flag in the distance at half mast for the Colorado movie theatre shooting.
Here is The Vietnam Memorial. So many names, it’s sobering. There was a class of students out there doing etchings of names and we felt like that was disrespectful somehow. But not as disrespectful as the guy with his arms up in the air smiling for a picture in front of it. /off soap box
Melissa said the Martin Luther King, Jr Memorial just opened up a few months ago. I loved all his various quotes etched into the walls.
This is the Jefferson Memorial. We didn’t get close to it but you can see it across the lake from the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial.
Our last scenic stop was at The White House. Allllll the way back there.
It seemed so small in comparison to the memorials and of course you can’t get anywhere close to it. To take a tour, you have to submit an application through a Member of Congress at least 21 days in advance.
On our way out of the memorial area, we saw a ton of ducks dunking their heads in the lake. I hearby declare it, the Duck Butt Memorial.
On the way back there were also a lot more people out and about so we had to dodge a lot of tourists and stop at a bunch of intersections. The stop and go was really killing my legs. The last 2 miles felt insanely slow but we ended with a 9:59 pace overall, so I’m pretty happy (and surprised) with that.
I’ll have more DC fun later, but today I’m back to real life so I better get to it.