No running today. I ran a fast four miles yesterday (needed to squeeze it in before I took the cat to the vet) and then walked all over the very hilly zoo today. Now I’m tired and the boys are having “quiet time” (which probably means that one of them has fallen asleep LOL).
As I mentioned, we had the opportunity this year to go downtown to watch the fireworks from a rooftop. As it turns out, it was one of the best rooftops in the area to watch from. As you can see in the picture, we weren’t far from the Washington Monument. Slightly to my right, behind me in the picture, is where the fireworks went off.
We felt like we could practically touch them (in fact, Shoo asked if he could grab one LOL). The view was at least as good as from the Mall, but we had bathrooms with running water and a very small group of people. We won’t get the chance again for another couple of years (if ever), so we really made the most of it.
After the fireworks, we walked back into Arlington to where our car was parked (about 2.5 miles). We had a stroller for Shoo, but Jones walked most of it. We did let him ride in the stroller across the bridge, while I carried Shoo. Cross training?
Today, I put on my big girl panties and took the boys to the National Zoo. I don’t drive in DC, except to the zoo, and even that gives me major anxiety. I also get a little anxious taking the two out by myself, but Shoo is no longer the runner he used to be and Jones has grown up a lot this year, so I decided I could handle them. I’m proud to say I got there without getting lost and we spent 4.5 hours walking around. Then I managed to get us safely home. Go me LOL. Maybe someday soon I’ll be brave enough to take them on the metro downtown.