Yesterday was a BEAUTIFUL sunny day in Seattle (in fact, today is too). Since I had the day off, I decided to go for a long run through the city (start up Flock of Seagulls playing "and I ran soo far awaaaaay). I ended up running 9.5 miles in just over 92 minutes (9:35/mile pace)!! Since running in the city can be a challenge, I had to add a few extra miles to my normal run through the park.
Near the Aquarium
I decided to extend my run and go past our sports stadiums (Sounders FC, Seahawks and Mariners). I think I am having sports withdrawals with this being the off season for the sports I love to watch. I think I was subconsciously drawn to here:
Mmmm.....hefeweizen. I'm getting distracted.....
Sounder "Scarf" with all the Inaugural Season ticket holders names (I'm on there!!)
Too bad I didn't get a tan from my run in the sun.....
It ended up being a beautiful long run. Next time I will hope for a possible Sounder or Seahawk sighting. (Side note: I did see a Sounder player at dinner last week! So exciting to see athletes out and about!!) I might run into something if I actually saw a player out there. That would be embarrassing!!
Also, I am proud to say that I seem to be injury free from my long run!! I actually feel great today, with no pain in my hips or anywhere! Last fall while training for the Seattle Half, I ramped up my miles too quickly and injured my hip after running just over 9 miles. So far, so good! I cant wait to go further next week!!
Also, thanks to TMB @ Racing with Babes for sending me the Sunshine Award! It was nice to get it on an actual sunny day in the Pacific Northwest! Ill pass it along to a few of you, but you might have already received it. Just consider it a little more "sun" for your day:
Mel @ Tall Mom on the Run
Zoe @ Run Zoe Run
Sarah @ Skinny Runner
Shut Up and Run @ 26.2 or More
Lindsay @ Chasing the Kenyans
Kerrie @ Mom vs Marathon
Amanda @ 5 Miles 2 Empty
Jen @ Setting You Free
Julie @ Minnesota Mileage
Maureen @ Mo Sho Runs
Have a great Tuesday!