Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Sunny Stadium Run

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. 

 
Sunny PNW

 
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:

 
Safeco Field

 
Mmmm.....hefeweizen. I'm getting distracted.....

 
Qwest Stadium

 
Sounder "Scarf" with all the Inaugural Season ticket holders names (I'm on there!!)

 
"Pigskin" Pig

 
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:

Shut Up and Run @ 26.2 or More
Maureen @ Mo Sho Runs

Have a great Tuesday!

12 comments:

  1. Thanks for the sunny award. I really could use the sunshine about now! And great 9.5 miler thru the streets of Seattle. Are you running the Rock 'n Roll in June?

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  2. YaY! Thanks for the award!!! Sunshine is always welcome! Especially around here!

    Great job with your run today! Seattle is a no joke place to run!! Awesome job! how were those hills?

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  3. Yes, I signed up for the Seattle RNR last week! Im only running the half, but Im really excited!!

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  4. Hi Sarah,
    You are so sweet! Thank you so much the the sunshine award, I appreciate!!

    Seattle looks beautiful this time of year. I am just a tad bit jealous of your nice weather! I just keep telling myself that Spring is on its way!! I hope that you have an awesome Tuesday!!

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  5. thanks for the award!
    hey if you're ever looking for mariners tickets in the summer, my parents have 4 season tickets. since we're gone alot in the summer they sell the good games and give away the tickets to the crappy ones. just a thought.

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  6. I sent it back!!! Thanks : ) you made my day!

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  7. Great pics! You have so many interesting places to see! I live in a small town...lots of nature though. :)

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  8. Thank you for the award. Love the places you run.. If you have any desire to come to Orting on a Saturday morning email me.. :) Lots of people on the trail...

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  9. thank you for the sun!! maybe it will bring 'good luck' and the sun will actually come out today. at present, it's snowing. go figure. :) glad the 9+ went well and was pain-free!!

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  10. I found your blog through Julies. Seattle seems like it would be a great place to run!

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  11. Great pics! Thanks for the "sun"!

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