My family joined me on my business trip to Washington, D.C., this weekend. This was the girls’ first trip there. They loved the Museum of Natural History and the zoo; they were perplexed by the freeze-dried ice cream sold at the Air and Space Museum, the food of one of my fondest childhood memories; and they found the Metro too loud (these children love taxis).
The city was very beautiful this weekend, with a perfect cool breeze rustling the colored leaves. The only bad part was my treadmill run, done to avoid sidewalks and to be efficient. What was I thinking? I had to force myself to continue (“C’mon, Rountree, you’re on the Runner’s World advisory board, you’ve gotta gut it out!”), but at least it made a good mental training session.
I adored visiting Circle Yoga, where I presented a workshop. It’s a wonderful studio with a nicely stocked boutique (you can find my book and a few copies of my DVD there) and a warm and friendly staff. The students were great, too, and we had a fun session looking at form, breath, economy, and mountain pose—all of which apply in yoga and in sports.