With temps in the mid-50s last night (it’s December, I KNOW), I pretty much had to go for a run. Shorts and a T-shirt, yes please!
There’s almost nothing I love more than running in D.C. at night (maybe rivaled only by running at sunrise). The monuments are lit up and everything is so peaceful — and it reminds me why I truly enjoy living here. And this time of year there is an added bonus: lots and lots of Christmas trees. I set up my 9-mile route to take advantage of as many festive displays as possible.
[Sorry for the poor picture quality. iPhone 3 fail.]
I started out with a 2-ish mile stretch to Union Station via Mass Ave. and then crossed over to the Capitol. Christmas tree #1:
I had to see the display before the whole government shutdown thing (a threat, but since resolved) turned off the lights at the WH Christmas tree village:
I finished up my holiday run with a trip back down the Mall, up 7th St. through Chinatown, back west to the lights on 16th St. and then home.
D.C., I love you. Don’t ever change.