I really should learn better, but the past three summers, i've had to learn that starting a run at 9 a.m. on a sunny summer day in DC (Even a cool one like today) makes you pay.
Had 11 planned today intended to hit Hains Point to get in some miles. I started off at 9 a.m. down Pennsylvania, ran past the Canadian Embassy, hummed the national anthem and went on my way. DC has lots of trees, but I was actively seeking shade through the run. Pretty freaking hot in the sun, and nice underneath bridges, trees, buildings, signs.
I had to adjust my run a few times when I found out they closed down part of the park leading up to Hains Point. So decided to run to Georgetown and mapped it out in my head pretty perfectly. Ended up the run fittingly at the Canadian Embassy. A private invitation party but then walked to the Newseum where I read the front pages of a few Canadian newspapers. That was nice to see. Happy Birthday, Canada.
11 miles, 1:34