Cherry Blossom Long Run

23 Mar

It’s Cherry Blossom season in Washington, D.C. (though the blooms are not yet at peak), and the city is packed with visitors from throughout the world.  I love the beauty of the cherry blossoms in (almost) bloom…and actually LOVE seeing the tourists exploring the city and appreciating our nation’s beautiful capital city.

Today I ran from my house in Arlington, over the Teddy Roosevelt Bridge, around the Mall and through Capitol Hill to Eastern Market.  Along the way, I stopped at the Lincoln Memorial to snap a picture of the crowds.


D.C. is a unique destination because the majority of the attractions (the Monuments, White House, Smithsonian, Capitol, Zoo, etc.) are free to the public.  Sure, it takes a few extra minutes to navigate the hoards, but it’s nice to see people enjoying what our country has to offer.

Today’s run was 8 miles, ending in an impromptu shopping trip at the ever-expanding Eastern Market– tons of great artisans and farmers offering their wares.

Happy Running!


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