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I Will Never Get Tired of Running this City

Posted Jan 10 2013 7:44am

There is no better view on a run than the monuments lit up at night with the faint twinkling of light bouncing off the Reflecting Pool.

Running the monuments at night

I’m lucky and grateful for every day I can be out running in this city.

Sure I have plenty of complaints about DC (like the nonstop traffic, the tourists in the summertime and the people who don’t understand “stand right, walk left” on the metro escalators).

But there’s something kind of magical about running the monuments at night.

I met up with a friend the other night (pictures in this post from his phone, since I didn’t take mine) for a slow and easy run around the Mall. Our running time was about 35 minutes, but we were probably out there for closer to an hour, between the traffic lights, our stretch break and pausing to snap some pictures and admire the view.

Running the monuments at night

To me, it’s a view that will never get old.

What’s your favorite part about running in your city?

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