He got elected to Congress while you were doing shots at the Capitol Lounge, and he’s a GQ model while you’re schlubbing around in Dockers. Now here’s another way Rep. Aaron Schock is better than you: He runs the National Mall everyday at 5:30 a.m.
The Illinois Republican on Saturday night greeted revelers at the Ball on the Mall gala to raise money for rehabbing “America’s front yard.” Schock, who served as the black-tie event’s honorary chairman, says he jogs the Mall every morning while he’s in Washington. “It’s truly inspiring,” he said of the vista that he sees while getting in his cardio.
Schock didn’t say how long it takes it him to lap the Mall, but we’re guessing that it’s faster than your time, whatever it is.
Visitors get their first look at the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial, which opened to the public on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. The new memorial is located off Independence Ave. SW between the Rayburn House Office Building and HHS. Buy photo here.