Friday, April 15, 2011
A Lovely Day For A Run
It was a beautiful morning for a run on the Mt. Vernon Trail today. And that is exactly what I did. Like the addict I am, I ran my planned eight miles and then stopped for a drink at Starbucks, before walking back to my car. The weather was so lovely that I walked a little extra, covering about 11.5 miles in total. Enjoying a nice drink from Starbucks and walking through lovely Old Town Alexandria is my favorite part of the whole long run experience, and totally makes the 70 minutes of running absolutely worth it.
When I arrived back at my car, I was happy to remember that I had my small camera in the trunk. The colorful blooming trees and shimmering Potomac river were begging to be photographed.
Last but not least, I captured a picture of the Woodrow Wilson bridge, which I'll be running over as I tackle my second half marathon this October. This picture is actually for my friend, Mandy, who will be braving the race with me. Mandy is a loyal reader and my very first Army wife friend; I'm excited that she'll be moving closeby and is willing to run crazy races with me. My sister is running it, too...but I don't think she reads my blog. But, if you are reading, Laura, this picture is for you, too.
Sadly, this is only half of the bridge...I couldn't capture it all in one shot.
Have I mentioned I'm slightly terrified of bridges?
Posted by Alison at 2:35 PM