I had 15K to complete for Jenny's Inaugural Illinois Peripheral Neuropathy Support Group virtual race. Given that my foot has been so cranky, I took it really slow and stopped to take pictures all over. I wore a new Adidas running skirt I got on clearance at Costco, along with a top from Running Skirts and my new Brooks shoes. The running skirt might be better left for shorter distances - I might have looked cute, but my legs are not so cute anymore.
I left from the hotel and ran around the White House, down towards the Lincoln Monument, along the Potomac River, behind the Capitol Building and back around to the hotel. Not including my water breaks, it took me about an hour and a half.
|The Capitol Building, the Washington Monument and the White House|
It is gorgeous here today, too! If only it didn't cost $700 a month to rent a basement apartment without a kitchen or cable, I might consider living here again.
Post run, I showered and decided I needed to eat NOW. I found District Taco and went to town on a giant Ensalada Yucateca with chicken, black beans, pico de gallo, lime juice, tomatillo salsa and grilled veggies. It came with two tortillas on the side. It was super tasty and quite filling. The salsa doesn't quite beat my favorite green sauce in the world at Cemitas Pueblas, but it was very satisfying.
Next up, I ran some errands around the Mall for work. It gave me a chance to see a few things, including the American History Museum, which was closed for renovations when I lived here. I finally saw the Star Spangled Banner! I feel more patriotic already. You can't take photos of it, so here's a photo of me for my mother.
Off to do some more work!