A small town girl making the big city home. She loves everything DC, and is slowly introducing her one-year-old to the world of Smithsonians, monuments, cherry blossoms and the DMV. A perfect day in town would include breakfast at Eastern Market (or Founding Farmers), checking out the National Gallery of Art, a burger and/or shake at Good Stuff or sandwich from Taylor Made, the two mile walk around the monuments, and cupcakes from Sprinkles (or Georgetown Cupcake if the line isn't forever long) to go.

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2014 DC Spring Races

DC Mama - DC Spring Races

If you want to live like a DC local – sign up for a DC Spring race.

If there’s one thing DCers love, it’s running. On a sunny day– or a cloudy, rainy day. Runners are just about everywhere – the National Mall, Rock Creek Park, the George Washington Parkway – everywhere.

If you’re just getting into a running groove, or love to lace up your shoes every single morning at 6 a.m., there’s an upcoming DC spring race for you.

As for me, I’m looking more like the old lady who swallowed a basketball every single morning. Running might make me pee my pants at this point.

Here’s a look at DC spring races.

2014 DC Spring Races (The ones you can still sign up for):

  • Crystal City 5K Fridays –  18 and 25, 2121 Crystal Drive, Arlington, $20 per race or $60 for the series. More information and registration: Crystal City 5K Fridays
  • National Police Week 5K – May 10, 9 a.m., 400 F Street, NW, $40. Proceeds supporting Officer Down Memorial Page programs and research to uncover the stories of forgotten heroes. More information and registration: National Police Week 5K.
  • Warrior Dash – Mary 10, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., 27963 Budds Creek Road, Mechanicsville, MD 20659, $70 (until April 8). Part of the world’s largest obstacle race series, the 3.17 mile moderately hilly run includes 12 obstacles, and supports St. Jude. More information and registration: Warrior Dash Maryland
  • Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure 5K Run/Walk – May 10, 8 a.m. runner start, 8:15 a.m. walker start, 15th Street, NW near Constitution Avenue, NW, $35 – $40. More information and registration: Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure

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