Thursday, December 15, 2005

Christmas Light Run

We had SO MUCH FUN!! Me, Holly, *jeanne* (thanks for the photo above), Jeanne (wonderful to meet you in person!), and about 200 other runners took to the streets and sidewalks of Washington, DC last night for a 4.3-mile jaunt in our finest holiday running gear.

We gathered at Union Station to get our packets of carol lyrics, then headed outside for final instructions and a rousing rendition of "Jingle Bells". We ran past the Capitol, all lit up as beautiful as it is every night. Then down the National Mall and past the major Smithsonian museums over to the Ellipse by the White House, where we had some more carols by the National Christmas Tree. Then back over toward the starting point, stopping for a moving tribute to fallen police officers at the Blue Christmas Tree across the street from the National Law Officers Memorial. We ended up at Kelly's Irish Times pub for candy canes and a yummy Irish coffee (thanks, Holly!).

Even though I was bringing up the rear most of the evening, it was still a wonderful way to celebrate the holidays! Bravo to the organizers for an excellent evening!


(Photo by Holly)

10 comments:

jeanne said...

Great to meeet you too! That was a fuuuun night. I was feeling no pain at the end! If only all our runs ended up at Kelly's Irish pub!

Downhillnut said...

THAT sounds like a very fun run. What a great picture!

Oldman said...

what george didn't invite you in for hot chocolate and cookies?

nancytoby said...

Heh, no, George doesn't even invite the little kids inside from the Easter Egg roll.

Mica said...

Wow, that sounds like so much fun!! I would love to run be able to run by the Capitol and White House!!

mipper said...

how fun!

Shelley said...

Awwww you guys look so happy!!!

Keryn said...

Looks like you guys had a lot of fun! :)

*jeanne* said...

I thought, "Oh, my Nancy's pic looks just like the one I took!" then I read the credit - lol - it IS the one I took!

I had a great time! I'm so glad we all went!

I especially loved Holly's Seussical Christmas hat!

Flatman said...

Awesome run, you guys!