Go With the Flow

This morning I went for a light shake out jog on an absolutely beautiful morning. It was a little cool, around 40 degrees, but there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. Our hotel is close to the National Mall so I took advantage of running down to the Washington Monument. It is centrally located so I was able to take a few pictures of four well known landmarks. First The Washington Monument:

A quick jog a little east from there I took a picture of the Capitol. The sun was bright and caused a shadow, but it turned out kind of cool:

Another jog west around the Washington Monument and I was able to zoom in on the Lincoln Memorial:

I turned north to jog back to the hotel and there it was, the White House:


By noon we were on the Metro subway headed to the expo. For a sold out race, it did not take long at all to get my number and goodie bag. I really liked the set up, the first place you go is through packet pickup before entering the vendor area. Once I get my packet I am more relaxed to browse the vendor booths. Many expos put packet pickup in the far back corner with the hopes of runners buying items from the vendors first. I can not speak for other runners, but that is my least favorite set up.

Now I am all set. My clothes are organized, my breakfast ready, and I am about to get to bed for an early wake up. The weather looks iffy. There is rain in the forecast, when it arrives is the question. The temperature looks cool – low 40’s. I am not a fan of running in the rain for sure. However after the marathon I ran in December (torrential down pour for 16 miles) I know I can do it. As always, what I can control (little) I have in order. What I can not control (almost everything) I will just go with the flow. And hope that the rain doesn’t flow until I cross the finish line.

Published by elisariva

I want to encourage everyone to follow your passions, not just what is easy. It is in overcoming hurdles and barriers that we truly test our limits and abilities. There is much more we are capable of if we only believe in ourselves.

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