my body feels like i ran a marathon or climbed a few mountains… all from the past few days inaugural events in downtown washington, dc. it probably sounds like an exaggeration, but since sunday i’ve gone downtown everyday to witness the influx of people, the vendors and crazy street merchandise and all the excitement in the air. even though i was too far to see the ‘we are one‘ concert at the lincoln memorial on sunday (although i could hear it!), and just part of the sea of people on the mall for the actual inauguration, i really felt a part of it all and was thrilled that, being a local, i could join in all of it without much planning. and let me tell you – trekking through the city in ten tons of warm clothes in the frosty cold air, navigating the massive crowds to do anything, waiting for trains, taxi’s and tables – it’s all quite exhausting. but it was all worth it, especially the culmination in tuesday night’s parties, celebrating this historic moment with so many others… i’m grateful for it all.