Since fulfilling my dream of moving out of Waldorf I have been trying to take better advantage of the amusements DC has to offer before leaving it for a while. In the last few months I have been to the National Gallery of Art a couple times, a couple Smithsonian museums, a fabulous Mexican restaurant (Rosa Mexicano–right near the Spy Museum and the Portrait Gallery!), I am playing in a touch rugby league, and I am learning how to play Aussie rules football. I have also been taking full advantage of the Fairfax county library and go almost every weekend to restock on audio tapes for the drive to work. I have been listening to everything by Walter Mosley they’ve got.
Yesterday I ran the Idiotarod. No, that’s not misspelled but yes, it’s based on the Iditarod. Instead of huskies and dog sleds, teams of six people and shopping carts race around DC through checkpoints to a finish line/party. Most teams wear pretty serious costumes and my favorite this year was the A-team. They even had the theme music playing and it’s still stuck in my head! The event raised money for Miriam’s Kitchen, a charity that feeds the homeless in DC.
I love this event. Thanks to my teammates: Shilpa, Brian, Kim, Eric, and Brian, for running it with me.