It struck me recently that I haven't been out of DC yet this year. I planned a trip to visit the Gettysburg battlefield, but that never came to fruition.
But there are a ton of great places to visit in the DC area, especially if you're a runner. Like the peaceful Japanese American Memorial Park.
Or either FDR Memorial, or the numerous war memorials. Or the brooding MLK, Jr. statue.
I'm going to do five more miles on the Mall in a few hours with a running buddy. The miles will roll by abetted by some easy conversation about life in general or perhaps some problem in particular or recent political upheavals; I can hardly wait.