Hello from D.C.!
I had a wonderful day today playing around the city I missed it!
All the pretty spring flowers appear to have come out to play, although it’s ridiculously cold here. It was 80 all week in NC and we’re only 5 hours south! What gives?!
I met my blogger buddy Megan (aka Meganerd) for lunch today — she’s in town for the half marathon, too!
Yay! It was fun seeing her — it had been too long
We met for lunch at one of my downtown favorites, Java Green. It’s a vegetarian/vegan cafe where I used to go for lunch all the time when I worked downtown! So delicious.
I ordered my old favorite — the Jobche Noodles, which come with cabbage, kale, and carrots, topped with “chicken” (aka soy protein — it’s actually really tasty!).
And then we headed toward the race expo to pick up our race packets! We stopped at the White House to say hello on the way
Megan in action:
Look who I ran into at the race expo!
My grad school BFFs! They all drove up this morning and I missed them, since it had been almost a full 24 hours since I’d seen them and all.
Hehe. Heart them.
They had a huge picture of the race course at the expo, too — cool!
We start out the race in the Capitol Hill area, go all the way down Constitution Avenue past the monuments, up 18th St. and Connecticut Avenue through Dupont and Adams Morgan, and then back over and down! It should be an interesting course with lots of fun distractions — none of the other DC races I’ve done have actually had us right on the streets like this one does!
Ready to rock
Since it’s a half and a full marathon, they’re having us half marathoners put that “HALF” sign on our back so the full marathoners don’t get confused in terms of pace if we’re all blazing by them! We run with them until mile 12.
I just had a tasty pasta dinner with Matt and my mom and now it’s time to get organized and get to bed! I have a VERY early wake up call ahead.
Half marathon or bust — wish me luck tomorrow!!!!