Friday Five – Scenes from National Running Day

June 5, 2015

This week actually went by quickly – love when that happens! Did you know today is National Donut (or Doughnut) Day? USA Today had a fun article featuring stats.  Today I am linking up with MarCourtney, and Cynthia and sharing Five Scenes from National Running Day.

1. Constitution Gardens

First stop! You may remember the name when I ran here  this past spring.  I miss the Cherry Blossoms!

2. Vietnam Memorial

Beautiful and tons of school groups visiting.

3. Washington Monument

It was such a cool day and my legs felt fantastic.  There were so many ducklings in the reflecting pool.

4. Lincoln Memorial Selfie

Made a loop back around the reflecting pool towards the Lincoln Memorial.  It wasn’t too crowded here, which was nice.

5. Lincoln Memorial Bridge Steps

After 3 miles I went up and down these steps (12 down and 12 up for a quarter mile) before running a mile back to my starting point.

Where did you run on National Running Day?

What is your favorite donut?

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    1. Sadly, no running for me! Can you believe I grew up here and only noticed Constitution Gardens last year when my plane home from NYC flew in that way? Of course, I’ve run there a few times since. Did you go onto the little island with the signature plaques?
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        Hope your toe is feeling better! I only noticed Constitution Gardens last year when Julie posted a photo on Instagram (thank goodness for social media, right). On Wednesday I ended up running the perimeter (last time I went on the little island).

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        I wish I had a track downtown… I suppose I could use the reflecting pool as a makeshift track. I will need to measure it πŸ™‚

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        Your welcome! The Marine Corps Marathon is a great race! Will you be there this year?

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        They never get old πŸ™‚ I should plan an Arlington route one day so I can see Iwo Jima and Arlington Cemetery.

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        Thanks, Chaitali! Quality time on the elliptical is always good, nice workout to get the running action with less pressure on the joints. On random note, I looked into volunteering on Saturday, but have to run errands before driving my sister to the airport. Good luck!

    1. OMG that’s a beautiful run! I have to say my typical running routes, are beautiful as well, because, nature. But they’re not nearly as interesting. I wish I lived close enough to DC so I could go running there regularly, As it is I’m just far enough away it’s usually not worth it.
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        Thank you, Elizabeth! I feel the same way about people who run along the beach, trails, forest, or water πŸ™‚ (especially the latter). Only pain point to running in DC are the crosswalks and sometimes it does get crowded. Hope you had a great weekend.

    1. Jenny, it’s been so flooded here that we are running out of good running spaces – ha! I ran along the dry part of our river trail after work and I was so excited to enjoy some sunshine! I’m so glad you were able to get out and enjoy it, too. Have a great weekend!
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        Soooo nuts the water is hanging around. Do they have a timeline of when they expect it to recede? Hope you had a great weekend πŸ™‚

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        Thanks, Mindy! Yes, very luck to have these monuments close by.

    1. Great pics and spin on the theme, Jenny! I ran in my neighborhood on NRD–not very exciting, but I was excited just to be able to run. I ran by my high school, which is where they filmed “10 Things I Hate about You,” which was kind of fun.

      I love donuts! My favorite is the French cruller.
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        Sooo fun they filmed 10 Things I Hate About You at your high school? Were you or your friends extras on the set? Yes, French crullers are good! Anything with a vanilla glaze is okay in my book.

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        Can’t go wrong with chocolate (although I prefer it on vanilla vs. chocolate cake hehe). Hope you had a good weekend! Good luck with the FB challenge this week.

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        Haha… I would too! I say… (making this up)…you ran to PB πŸ™‚

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        It does make the run go by. I’ll need to make sure I mix it up this year. Do you have a favorite city for running when you travel for work?

    1. Great pics! That’s so cool that you get to run in such a great place that’s local! I already had my favorite donut for National Donut Day, a chocolate frosted one :P. Have a great day!
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        Thanks, Sherry! So funny… you and Sharon are (DONUT) twins! πŸ˜‰ (haha I know…corny joke).

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        I actually resisted on National Donut Day..but had some donut holes this weekend. Running on the beach sounds nice! Always a tough workout on the sand.

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        Chocolate is a popular choice! Thanks, Tameika! Hope you get to make it to DC for some of your runs this summer.

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        Very luck to have them so close to me! Hope you had a great weekend, Karen.

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        Oooh fun! Feel free to email me if you have any questions or need any recommendations πŸ™‚

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        It was nice, especially with the cooler temps we had last week.

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        Same with me about going to VA. Would love to run on the W&O trail more often, but so “far” πŸ™‚

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