I didn't set out to do a 10k tonight...I swear! In class today, my new friend Jenny and I decided that, since it was a little warmer, it was the perfect night to finally see moe of the monuments in the city. After class, I hurried back to my hotel to change back into my running shoes and then off we went.
From her hotel near the Air & Space Museum, we walked up the National Mall to the Washington Monument. It was fun being there with her, especially since this is her first time to DC. I love feeling like the tour guide, especially when I really feel out of place and foreign. Just knowing a smidge beyond nothing helps me feel more at ease.
Right up on it! *lol*
We moved on from there to the WWII Memorial. Now I didn't see this the last time I came, so this was totally new for me. Apparently, though, I suck because I didn't take a picture of the Wisconsin pillar, where my G'pa was from. *lol* Sorry, Mom! I'm from Ohio, though!
From there we walked down the Reflecting Pool area to the Lincoln Memorial -- always my favorite! Abe's my man!
Finally, we took a turn and headed over toward the National Christmas Tree, just lit tonight, and the White House. By this time I was getting so tired and sore and hungry and had to use the bathroom...I was feeling like my end should be near.
Feeling completely worn out, we headed back down the Mall toward the Capitol, I dropped her off at her hotel and then headed on to mine. All totaled, it was 6 1/2 miles of walking, only stopping to explore and take pictures, and a few times to sit for a couple seconds.
My legs have some strange burns on them from the wind forcing the denim of my jeans on my legs and with the up and down motion of my legs, the scraping of my skin on denim has caused PAINFUL sores all up and down my lower legs (mostly). OW OW OW!
But for today, I can say that I:
*ran (some of) the National Mall
*completed W3D2 of C25k
*walked a 10k
*saw the WWII Memorial, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, DAR building (*lol*), National Christmas Tree, and the White House too!
*put in a total of 8 1/2 miles today! OMG!
I'm ready for bed.
My legs hurt.
I miss home.
But I have nothing to be ashamed of here.