As many of you may have seen, this weekend I ran the first 5k that I’ve done in YEARS. Not only was it the first in years, it was the longest distance I’ve run since starting physical therapy in February and my first global Komen race. All in all, a success…especially because I got under 30 minutes. Not even CLOSE to my 5k (about 5 minutes off actually…oops), but still a monumental race in many ways.
One thing I learned about the race, though, is that I need to not care about running. My injury isn’t completely healed, and running isn’t the only thing I should focus on. Considering my next event that I have signed up for is a 65 mile bike ride, I should probably focus on cycling. And then after that, I have a triathlon…aka I need to swim, too! I actually don’t have ANY more events that are just running…so it’s not life or death if I take the focus away from running for a while. Probably in my best interest.
Ok, back to the weekend, though. While I was visiting my sister in the DC area, we also did a few other things in the city. Since the race was over before 9 and we didn’t have brunch reservations until 11, we first sat on a monument (which we don’t really know what it is…) and people watched. Some parents just don’t have control over their kids! Bahahah. Some tourists are whack. I can kinda say I’m not a tourist because I worked at the Library of Congress for a summer.
Off to the leftish with the gold on top is the monument we spent a bit of time on. Great location for people watching! If you have any clue what the monument is called, please enlighten me.
After spying on crazies, we headed to a random museum that we passed. I just love that Smithsonian museums are free. I love museums!!!!
There was an awesome piece there called Game Fish. From a distance, it looks like this:
But upon further inspection, it is so much more awesome:
And then it was off to brunch, but I think I am going to make you wait until What I Ate Wednesday for that one. I know, I know, I’m mean. I’m cool with it.
On the way to eat, though, there are these awesome buildings that are deemed historic and can’t be torn down. In lieu of removing them, they’ve simply built around them. I think it is awesome.
In other news: I finally, finally, FINALLY was able to upgrade my phone and went from my less than reliable old phone to an iPhone! Still figuring out some of the details, but starting to fall in love!
Tell me about YOUR weekend. Also, if you have iPhone tips or any must download apps, please let me know!