Fresh Starts and Crisp Refreshers

Afternoon jog to the Capitol

Three weeks into my new job and I’m already loving the fact that my new office is so close to the National Mall (and that there is a shower and gym on site)!  Last Friday and this Thursday morning I ran 9.5 and 11.5 miles respectively.  What a great joy it is to squeeze in a long run BEFORE the work day has even begun!  I also did a mid-day jog down to the Capitol and back over my Wednesday lunch break. Luckily my running buddy Robert is willing to partake in the morning craziness and I’m hoping to make friends with some work colleagues to join me for lunch runs.

Morning jog along Constitution

I had not done a longer run in a few months so it felt really good yesterday to prove that I still have it in me.  There’s such a sense of peace that comes over me when doing these runs.  My worries melt away and I feel utterly refreshed like a new beginning has come into my life.

The feeling in my lungs, legs and heart are so good after these types of runs.  It’s something I cannot explain to my non-runner friends but wish I could give to them as a gift.  I’m really excited to keep up this new trend!

About mileoneandcounting

I'm a young professional living in the Washington, DC area. Since moving here in 2007 I have honed a passion for running and fitness. Growing up I played soccer and softball (and tested track & field for one year). After college I ran a few 5K races, but running was really only a means to staying in shape for me. Never in my wildest imagination had I thought I'd ever run a marathon, let alone three. Nor did I think I'd get the running bug after doing so, but I'll admit I'm hooked! Over the years my blog has grown into so much more than a running blog though. Sometimes I have deep thoughts. Other times I'm simply sharing a training story or a review of a product. Here's the place where you'll learn about me through my many adventures--even I enjoy going back to re-read some posts from time to time. I've also been able to hone my love for health and wellness through my business called IDLife which stands for Individually Designed Life. I'd love to help inspire you to live your best life yet so please don't hesitate to reach out to me and may my words resonate with you. See you on the trails...
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