Morning, team! My time back in DC got off to a slow, sleepy start yesterday — but after a few hours of unpacking and catching up, I was itching to get outside for a run.Well, that’s not completely true. It was pretty gloomy out, and I have a really hard time motivating myself to exercise later in the day. I was thisclose to calling off my run entirely… but knew that once I started moving, I’d feel better!
And I was right. Eight speedy miles by the Mall. Done!I ran through this random fleet of birds who were going crazy. Believe it or not, I’ve actually had birds poop on me TWICE in the last few months (?!) so I ran extra fast with my hands over my head when they flew over me. I looked pretty cool.Anyways, it was a good little jog after all — just took a bit of an extra push to get started :).
And before I knew it, I was back at Lincoln this foggy morning!Anne and I met up for a super-early six-miler. It was dark and muggy, but we made the most of it!Again, the idea was, “this sort of sucks at the start, but it’s going to feel great at the end.” Truth.
We could barely see over Key Bridge!We caught up on the past MONTH since I’ve been gone forever — which made the miles fly by (well, at least the downhill miles flew by).Thanks for getting me back out there, Anne! So good to be back on my local streets with a local running friend — even in the darkest, earliest, and foggiest of days :).
Stay dry out there!
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