So I laced up, strapped on my Garmin, grabbed my Camera and set out. I am on temporary assignment at my current office and will be leaving soon so I wanted to capture the run in Photos.. Enjoy this rare SUNNY day in my World..
The start of the dirt/clay path, the man up ahead was turning as I approached the start so I stopped and snapped a few photos so he wouldn't think I was racing.
The CREEPY upder pass area, muddy, I tip-toed to avoid getting my new shoes dirty.
Can you say PRETTY?? Makes me want to grab a book, sit and chill. Note the low-hanging Willow Tree branches, the weaving begins.
See?? If I don't duck I would be grabbed and consumed by the branches. I barely made it out.
This section runs along the river and has some rutty spots, I almost trip every loop. Graceful, I am not.
The Fitness Center...through the long window is the bay of treadmills. COME OUTSIDE PEOPLE!! It is BEAUTIFUL!! Not sure if anyone was in there. I saw 28ish walkers and 4 (male) runners on the 6.5 miles.
Off the muddy trail, lets adventure in the land of pavement shall we?
Uh oh! I would have to protect Zoe from this Nekkid Semi. Have you seen her Bumper stickers? Pretty hilarious, check them out HERE.
My legs were getting tired of stopping so I ran for about a mile then stopped to get the bridge picture. Past the 8 smokers, UGH!! I tried to snap a photo without them knowing, it came out blurry..
A little Graffiti, How they were able to paint there I have no idea? Mad Skillz.
Love Love this section of the trail. Good memories with Amanda, Kerrie and Zoe from Million Inch Run and with John during the Green River Marathon.
I never noticed the High voltage sign before, that is a little un-nerving.
This column reminded me of LOST.
Not sure what the Architect was thinking on this one. VERY UNIQUE. If this is your house, please let me know if you love it??
A GREAT reminder for Bikers.
This is the section where it is Up Hill both ways and I am NOT KIDDING.. I decided to try for some self portraits while running.
Hmmm.. Seems my camera thinks I have 3 foreheads. I almost didn't post this but it just makes me LAUGH...almost Clown Mirror type look. Now you know why I wear hats ;p
And 2nd try my face in scrunched.. Oh well, I tried.
See Up Hill Again? I turned to head back. Doing the math today was weird because I was adding mileage with Fractions... 1.76 miles, then out and back, how many miles to get to 6?? UGH!! I ended up with 6.5 Miles.
My Favorite shot of the day. High Five to sunshine. My shadow looked pretty trim :)
The path is so green, and then there are the trees to the right that have not lost their leaves?? Weird!!
This section of road is part of Mile 1 of the Seattle Rock N Roll Marathon. Very Urban?? Kerrie, Zoe and Jamie will be at the Start Line for their FIRST MARATHON here about .5 mile away in late June.
I may or may not have used those bushes for a pit stop mid race during the Green River Marathon.
The River trail, it is a bit prettier in person.
I love that the trail roots are well marked, again because I am NOT GRACEFUL.
The trail is tucker on the other side of the tall trees, those are my kind of trees I don't get bopped in the head with them.
Yes I will take a left, thank you Mr. Sign.
BORING!! Only 1 mile left....the rest is on the side of the road and I didn't want the cars to think I was CRAZY...
- During this run I discovered that I am happy being a Zen runner right now. Not worrying about time, hill sprints, speed work, etc. I am sure that eventually I will get back to my competitive Garmin Racing ways. But for now, it feels pretty good to just soak up the scenery. Will my Boston Marathon time suffer? Maybe, maybe not, time will tell :)
- What do you have planned this weekend?
- CHALLENGE: Take your Camera on a Run and post the photos, send me a link, I would love to see.