In celebration of the floral change, there's an annual race during this time that is so popular, all 15,000 spots have sold out in less than three hours. THREE HOURS!! It's so popular in DC, a lottery system had to be instituted in order to be registration more democratic. People want to run the race because it's absolutely beautiful: running under the trees while in bloom, passing DC landmarks like the Tidal Basin, the Lincoln Memorial, and Washington Monument.
Seriously, the human body amazes me.
While I enjoy running for itself during the week, running a race is a different experience. It's such a community experience; there are thousands of other people, not only running with you, but cheering runners on from the side. It's overwhelming, and more than enough to keep you going. Great race! Hopefully I can do it under my own name next time.