I woke up a little bit extra early with a specific route in mind. It’s not always something I have time to do, but the route wouldn’t be too long and either way, well worth it. Because of this run, I’m having one of those days – the best kind – where I’m head over heels for this city, this sport and this season.
One of my first thoughts as I headed south on Connecticut Ave and towards the National Mall? Today is good. Why? Because…
…I can run, and I did.
…I live close enough to this scene to take advantage of its trails at sunrise or sunset. Usually it’s the latter, with the lululemon crew, but today it was an early date.
…DC & I are both morning people. Hello, gorgeous.
…I have a job that allows an early morning run. I saw way too many suits walking to the metro at 6:15 a.m., and thought with comfortable certainty “that will never be my life.”
…I have a smartphone that captures these moments.
…I know these streets well enough to map a perfect 7-miler, hitting all of my favorite spots.
(The time difference between these two shots? Approximately 5 seconds. The other difference? A shot facing west, and a shot facing east.)
From the top: Washington Monument & the Capitol from the Mall; Capitol from Pennsylvania Avenue; Post Office Pavilion (left), Willard Hotel (right); Lafayette Square; White House; Farragut North (left), Dupont Circle (right).
…I woke up and got to sweat.
What makes today good for you?