Living at 2M Street puts you minutes away from the top DC running trails
The Spring weather is beginning to provide consecutive sunny days, and the timing couldn’t be better! After a couple of months of being cooped inside of your apartment home, we know that our residents are just craving to enjoy a sweet, refreshing breath of outside air as often as they can. This might mean finding a weekend to explore some of the scenic, foresty parts of DC. What better way to accomplish this than a mind-clearing walk or run on one of DC’s various running trails? If you’re a person who already loves a good outdoor run or a person who’s looking to start incorporating outdoor running/walking for the first time, DC’s trails are perfect for a person of any experience level. So get your best tank top, shorts, and running shoe combination and get ready to break a sweat because we’re going to overview some of our favorite running trails in DC.
Rock Creek Park:
Rock Creek Park is one of the most popular locations to enjoy a nice weekend jog. And this is for a good reason! Their paved, mostly flat roads make Rock Creek Park a pleasant and comfortable experience for all runners, walkers, and bikers. If you’re looking for a location to escape the hustle and bustle of normal DC life, Rock Creek Park is the ideal place to take a step back to enjoy some of the sweet, calming nature sounds.
The 20-mile long Anacostia Riverwalk trail located in Capitol Riverfront DC is an excellent location for individuals who enjoy mesmerizing views of the Anacostia River during their run. As a runner, this allows you to get the best of both worlds. You can capture all of your fitness goals, as well as achieve your peace of mind by cooling down while you take in 360-degree views of the unblocked views of the District.
It’s every runners’ dream to punch in a mile or two in at the famous National Mall. If you’ve ever been to the Mall as a tourist, you know that you can easily spend hours exploring and taking pictures. But as a runner of The National Mall, your fitness goals are right at the palm of your hands. Jog down the long, paved walks of the Mall then sprint up Lincoln Memorial steps only to be rewarded by breath-taking views of the National Monument.
For the best National Mall running experience, start your run early in the morning. This morning run will allow you to enjoy some peaceful isolation time.
Mt. Vernon Trail:
The Mount Vernon Trail is a prime location for runners! This isolated 18-mile trail winds alongside the Potomac River, and offers some of the best-uninterrupted views of Washington, DC’s skyline. While exploring The Mount Vernon Trail, runners will have the opportunity to experience different wooded areas, parks, and historic neighborhoods, such as nearby Old Town Alexandria.
Embassy Row caters to the runners’ that don’t mind taking on a new running challenge. The terrain of this running trail is elevated. This uphill factor puts your running experience to the test and adds another layer to your workout.
Once overcoming that obstacle, the reward for runners’ is very much worth it. The Embassy row trail features some of the most gorgeous, grandest, most historic homes you will ever see. Runners’ will also pass by countless embassies, over Rock Creek Park, and by the US Naval Observatory.
There are so many running trails you have access to as a DC resident. Take advantage of this Summer season by testing the limits of running skills!
2015 is here in full force and we can’t wait to see what this year brings! As always, a new year tends to symbolize a fresh start so we’re here to offer up a some tips: new year, new you!
Break a Sweat
There’s nothing like a good workout to clear your mind and melt away stress and fat! 2M residents are encouraged to join us on Monday nights at 6:30 PM for Yoga and for Bootcamp Wednesday nights at 6:30 PM.
Clear the Air
We’re lucky to enjoy smoke-free apartments at 2M, but why not take it a step further and invest in a house plant or two? Certain types such as money plants, peace lilies, ficus and snake plants are known to detoxify indoor air.
Make New Friends
New residents are all the time at 2M; why not make use of your great amenity spaces? You could reserve the Skyline Lounge and wow some friends from work or invite your animal-loving friend over for some laughs at the dog park.
Clean Up Your Act
…and your insides! One of our favorite ways to detox after the holidays or survive cold and flu season is with fresh, cold-pressed juices. Local spots such as Jrink Juicery and Puree Artisan Juice Bar offer a variety of fresh choices, and they’ll even deliver!
Living in DC, it can be easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle and we often forget to enjoy all the things we love about DC. Treat yourself to a show at the Kennedy Center, enjoy a fancy dinner with old friends or simply spend a Saturday moseying through a museum.
Living at 2M means living life to the fullest and at its finest. For us, a big part of living the fine life means taking care of yourself, inside and out. In addition to the fitness center, pool and basketball court, we have paired up with Bounce Fitness to bring a couple of fitness classes into our community. We have begun with Yoga and Ab Blaster classes on Monday and Wednesday nights and plan to add more depending on what you all want and need! Be on the lookout for more scheduling to come; in the meantime, here are a couple of photos from Yoga on the Basketball Court last week!