Jogging Jill, Veep's Wife, Takes to the Streets
Updated, 4:06 p.m. ET
Who was that fetching blond jogger in spandex turning heads along Massachusetts Ave. yesterday - with a breathless entourage in tow?
Hint: The woman whose loose-lipped husband calls her "drop-dead gorgeous" and who first lady Michelle Obama calls "a hot nana."
That's right, the nation's new second lady was spotted by several passersby taking a Monday morning jog out of the Naval Observatory, her new home, along Embassy Row, toward Dupont Circle.
Cars honked and drivers waved as Jill Biden, 57, decked out in navy blue spandex and digging her iPod, "booked it" down the street, as one source puts it.
Biden's security detail kept up. Barely.
Eyewitnesses say Dr. Biden, as she likes to be called - she has a Ph.D. in education and teaches at a community college (now in the Washington area) - was accompanied by a young guy dressed in black on foot and two Secret Service agents following closely on bicycles.
"She was running faster than the Secret Service guy jogging with her," our informant says.
Stay tuned... we're awaiting word from Dr. Biden's office, whose email system, along with the White House, was down yesterday, on what the second lady - or "Jilly" as VPOTUS calls her - listens to on her iPod.
UPDATE: Spokeswoman Courtney O'Donnell tells us Vice President Biden's wife "plans to continue her runs several times a week. It's a great way to get to explore the city and new neighborhoods."
Also today, Biden (the professor) announced she will continue teaching along with whatever officials duties and rigors may come with the role of being the vice president's wife. Her office announced she'll work as an adjunct professor at Northern Virginia Community College this semester teaching two English courses.
In a statement, Biden, who has been a teacher for over 28 years, most recently at Delaware Technical & Community College, said, "I have always believed in the power of community colleges to endow students with critical life skills, and I am pleased that I can make a difference by doing what I love to do, teaching people who are excited to learn."
Still to come: Jill Biden's Ipod playlist. O'Donnell is on the case.
Mary Ann Akers
January 27, 2009; 11:00 AM ET
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