Dan Silverman, October 2006.
Ed. Note: My first and last race. At the time I was a pack a day smoker and did zero training for the race. I raced well. I couldn’t walk for TEN days afterwards. I have never been in such pain. I am an idiot. Don’t do this race without training. Also, don’t smoke. In January I will have quit smoking 10 years ago. I feel much better now. Anyway, good luck runners!
From a press release:
“The 35th Anniversary edition of Army Ten-Miler (ATM) is this Sunday, Oct. 13 at 8:00 a.m. EDT in Washington, DC. The 10-mile road race starts and finishes at the Pentagon, traversing a scenic course that takes the 35,000 runners through downtown Washington, D.C. Read More
A reader writes us on Saturday:
“Please let your readers know that they should avoid parking overnight on 4th St NW between K and L. Every few weeks there’s one or two break-ins, but this morning all but one of these cars had their windows smashed — 15 at my count.”
Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric Spiegel
My wallet was stolen was I was eating lunch at G Street Food on Friday, Sept 13. The perpetrator sat with their back to mine, pushed their chair back, pretended to be looking for something in their multicolored backpack, then reached behind into my bag that was half open and took my wallet out while I was angled the other way. Read More
“10-foot-ish kitchen ceiling” Photo by Emily Crockett
Yikes. Thanks to Emily for sharing her warning:
“Don’t. Don’t. DO NOT. Open a Sriracha bottle if the seal is bulging.
I’m told that this has happened to other folks in this area.
If you bought Sriracha from the Columbia Heights Giant a few weeks ago, DO NOT OPEN IT.
This is seriously messed up and not ok.”
13th and Massachusetts Ave, NW
Thanks to Kevin for sending the warning: “bike was stolen last night [Friday], looks like thief was easily able to remove the entire bike rack from the sidewalk – beware people, check your bike racks before you lock up!!”
Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric P.
“Metro is advising bus customers of the potential for major delays in the area of Gallery Place this afternoon due to road closures.
This morning Metro was advised by the DC Metropolitan Police Department of a previously unscheduled demonstration at the intersection of 7th and H streets NW (Gallery Place) this afternoon/evening that may draw large crowds, closing streets to vehicular traffic. According to MPD the following street closures are likely starting as early as 4 p.m.: Read More
Over the past two weeks, an early morning Jump bike user is regularly blocking the entire bike rack next to my office. I’ve noticed similar poor parking jobs with Jump bikes in multiple places throughout the city while riding. Read More
Thanks to Aaron for passing on from DPR:
“Due to the intense heat this week, Mayor Bowser announced that select outdoor pools and splash parks will remain open until 9:00 p.m. through Sunday, July 21.
Banneker (2500 Georgia Avenue, NW)
Ward 2: Read More
Thanks to Adam for sending:
“Spotted this Public Service Announcement at the NoMa Metro Station today. Looks like Metro has started an anti-manspreading campaign, which I’m very much for. And this display made me laugh aloud.”
Photo by Cleo Panda
Congratulations, you’ve made the metro riders hall of shame!! You lack an ounce of common courtesy. Well done.
Cleo writes, correctly:
“No! (shoe wearer settled in & happily shifted feet around, constantly touching the rider who attempted to move away for most of ride.)