Saturday, August 03, 2013
My niece is setting up housekeeping in this house in DC for the next school year, so they needed to get furniture today while we had the truck here. So, we went to Goodwill and got them a sofa and two wing chairs, plus assorted other items. Then we went to a furniture store and got a dining room table. After all that running around and moving furniture (which I didn't track, but probably counts as ST... lol), I decided I needed to see some sights so I took the Metro to the National Mall and walked two laps around all the way down to the White House, then all the way past the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial... and yes I walked briskly up all those stairs. I wanted to run up them, but it was too crowded. A warm Saturday in early August meant it was pretty crowded on the Mall. I walked briskly (very briskly), but I was also doing some people watching, and listening to the various languages all around me. I think there were more non-English speakers out there today than there were English speaking people!
I managed to navigate the Metro on my own, which was something that had me a little nervous, as I live in a very small village where I can literally walk to everything within minutes. I have to walk to the next town if I want to get any long distance walking in when I am home. Tomorrow we are off to Ithaca. I still don't know for certain where I am staying once we get there, but it will get sorted out... hopefully by the time we get there! I hope to get some runs in this week and do some paddling. There is also some house painting that needs to happen at my niece's mother's house. How would I track house painting? I am certain it should count as exercise!