Happy Monday All!
So, this weekend I’ll be heading down to Washington DC for the Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run!
I’m actually really excited, I’ve been wanting to go back to DC since I ran the Marine Corps Marathon last fall. When I was down for Marine Corps there was so much I wanted to do, but I was concerned with overdoing the walking in the days leading up to the marathon.
This time, since I’m not too worried about having to “save” my legs for a 10 miler, I’m going all out commando tourist, guidebook and all!
Daniel and I will be driving down on Friday and Pat is flying and meeting us there Friday night.
Dan and I plan on hitting up the expo when we arrive and then we’re heading out for an evening bike tour of the National Mall and Tidal Basin!
Saturday morning the boys are planning on going to the zoo while I go to a Cherry Blossom Yoga class held outside near the Washington Monument! (Hoping Nicole decides to join me!)
I’ll meet back up with the guys in the afternoon and we’ll
cram take in a few museums before we head to dinner and then a take a tour that walks in the footsteps of the night Lincoln was assassinated!
Sunday is race day! After the run we’ll shower and go to brunch and then try to either get to another museum or two or visit the botanical gardens before we head home.
Whew…I’m tired just thinking about getting all that into one weekend!
Fingers crossed the weather cooperates! (It’s not looking too bad right now…)
And Nicole, who lives in DC has been on Cherry Blossom watch for me, so hopefully they’ll be well on their way to blossoming while we’re there! (P.S. – Nicole’s been writing some fun Cherry Blossom countdown posts if you want to check them out!)
Anyone else running Cherry Blossom this year?
Any DC sites you’d add to my plan??
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