For those left in the wake, Clinton's jogs mean disruption in routine.
"It's a headache," said Fred Simmons, a driver with Capitol Cab, Because cab drivers in the District are allowed to charge only for zones of travel, "any time you stop ... it's taking your money away.
Patricia A. Lambe, a Metro spokeswoman, said Clinton's daily jogs could pose problems for some bus riders.
"If he's going to be as religious as Truman was with his walks; people are going to have to take that into consideration in their commuting plans," Lambe said. But delays because of VIP motorcades, she added, are "just one of those things that come with living in Washington."
Ronica Colabo, 27, a nursing assistant who catches the No. 80 bus about 6:30a.m. daily outside the northeast gate of the White House, said last week that she feared; traffic delays caused by the president's jogs; could disrupt her work. I am trying to pay my bills," Colaba said.
"I could lose my job because everything has to be done on schedule, Why doesn't he run on his property!" Not everyone is upset about Clinton's jogging.
Each morning before dawn, runners begin gathering outside the White House hoping to jog with--or even catch a glimpse of-the new president.
I've kind of been vulturing around, circling the place waiting for him to come out laughed Beverly Knight, 35, a tourist from Jeffersonville, Ind., who jogged around, the White House for more than an hour Friday waiting in vain for Clinton to appear.
"I'd love to run with him," Knight wistfully.
Staff Writers Hamil R. Harris and Stephen C. Fehr
contributed to this report.