After contemplating for two weeks where I should go for Presidents' Day weekend (or Washington's Birthday weekend as the Federal Government apparently calls it) I ended up going nowhere.
After seeing this tweet
I realized I was in the best city for celebrating this holiday and I should take advantage of it. Today the weather is beautiful, high of 55, sunny, not a cloud in the sky (calm before the storm I hear). So I decided to go visit all my favorite Presidents.
Starting out from my apartment I ran about a mile before waving hello to Obama, I continued on another mile to salute Lincoln, Jefferson just got a wave from afar, but I went up to and around Washington's twice, for good measure I went down to the Capitol, and then back to the Whitehouse in case Obama didn't see me the first time around.
I went 7 miles! That is two miles more than I've ever run. I thought it was going to be a 6 mile run, but when I wasn't going to make it back to my apartment in 6 I decided to keep going because I felt good. I credit, runner's world training calculator for telling me I should run at a 11:30 pace (oops missed it by a minute), jog.fm for suggesting songs perfect for a 11ish pace, the sightseeing along the way (both the statues and the people), and the beautiful weather.
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The weathermen are calling for nasty tomorrow, so I might try to take in a museum or two.