Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The Capital Tourist 20K

Shannon and I made a quick 30 hour road trip to Washington D.C. this past weekend to meet my sister Monique and family. This was our first visit to DC (at least in a very long time), so we wanted to see all the sights. And what better way, than to go for a run?
Started out with a run by the Capitol building and the Supreme Court
Then ran down The Mall past the Washington MonumentLincoln Memorial. Note: bathrooms don't open till 8am.

Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his "I have a dream" speech at the Lincoln memorial. Did not know that.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial. It seemed obvious that running through it would be disrespectful, but there was actually a "no running" sign.
We crossed the Arlington memorial bridge into Virginia, and me and my craptastic iphone got us lost.
After 20 minutes of running around Arlington we finally found the Iwo Jima memorial. We also saw Arlington National Cemetery.
Finally, a quick jog by the White House. No sign of the president.
The run ended up being 12.5 miles. Not a bad way to see DC if you only have 2 hours.
Later, we hit the museums, which house our national treasures.