The Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure was in D.C. this weekend and I had a visitor in town to run the race with me:
I picked Stephanie up at the airport after work on Friday after I left all of my brains at work and got on the wrong metro. Twice. I’ve been here for an entire year and I have never done that before. I’m sure it made Steph feel totally confident in my ability to get her around the city. 🙂
We spent the night in DC at the Hyatt on Capitol Hill. As we were walking to the hotel, a guy asked us where we were from and we said, “Tennessee.” His reply? “I thought I heard a Midwestern accent!” Um, really? Tennessee is definitely in the south. And I thought our geography teachers were bad!
We went to Old Ebbitt Grill for dinner (clearly I love this restaurant) and stopped by to see what the President was up to.
|1600 Pennsylvania Avenue|
|Old Ebbitt Grill|
|Southern girls in the city
The race was on the National Mall on Saturday. Nick meet us at the hotel and we headed over and found a sea of pink.
|Lots of pink. yes, we wore the same shirt! I also have a really cool sunburn in the shape of my racerbank tank. It’s hot.|
|Almost 10,000 runners ran the race, but there were around 50,000 people total.|
After the race, we checked out all the goodies sponsors were giving away. We each got 2 free pink lunchboxes. I also got these awesome sunglasses for having a Bank of America debit card with the breast cancer ribbon:
|These pink sunglasses will be worn again|
|Pink sweat bands are cool.|
|Favorite t-shirt of the day|
It was awesome to run along the Mall, past the Washington Monument and finish up at the Capitol. Great job on your first 5k Stephanie! I can’t wait for the next one.
Next up: sightseeing.