It was a gorgeous day in Arlington today, 55 degrees, sunny, breezy. I was excited to head out for my longest run since January.
Please excuse my horrible posture!
I decided to head south on the Mount Vernon trail and run past National Airport along the water. I ran down to Daingerfield Island, where all of the sailboats are docked.
Only 12 miles away from Mount Vernon, the start of the George Washington Parkway 10 Miler.
Everything is so green as spring is spring-ing!
Mid-run photo shoot!
This run was tough. I have been doing all of my weekly runs between Pentagon City and Crystal City, which is extremely flat. Completely and totally pancake flat. The little rolling hills I came across zapped my energy so quickly.
Thankfully, it was a beautiful day and I was able to take things really slowly and enjoy my time outside. I brought my Camelback Mini Mule (yes, I run with a kids’ sized hydration pack! It has the same 50 oz. water reservoir as the women’s pack but the fit is so light and it has pretty big pockets. I’m in love with it!) and some vanilla Gu to stay hydrated and energized.
I’m really happy that I got the miles in on such a nice day. I’m thrilled that spring is here – aside from the fact that I sneezed about a thousand times today and used my blue shirt as a tissue more often than I’d like to admit. I can’t wait for the National Half Marathon Relay next weekend. Bring it spring! I’m ready for you!