Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Sprinting Sisters

**Well, jogging would be more accurate, but sprinting just sounded so much better :)

 Step-Sis and I before the Seattle Half '09

Yesterday I went for a 6 miler with my awesome Step-Sister. We ran all along Greenlake and the surrounding areas. If you ever get a chance to run around the lake, do it! Its fairly flat, beautiful and has great sidewalks so you wont bust your ankles. We took it a bit farther on one of her favorite routes and included a few long (but not too steep) hills.

Greenlake and surrounding area

It is seriously an awesome run. You not only go past the lake, but there is a zoo too! Where else can you run and have the possibility to hear lions, tigers and bears? (And probably chickens, but that's beside the point!!)

Still feeling sick and drained of energy. I have the Bainbridge Island Half this weekend, which is supposed to be much more difficult than the Mercer Half or the Seattle Half, so I am not thinking I can get my long-awaited sub-2 half. You never know, but I'm dragging in my 6 mile runs. I'll be sure to not take any cold medicine for this one though!

Also, has anyone read this book?

My Step-Sis started reading the Complete Book of Women's Running by Dagny Scott Barrios and has highly recommended it. I flipped through a few of the pages so far, and it looks to have a ton of useful tips, stories and information. Anyone read this or know of another great running book?

Happy running :)
Robert Cheruiyot (KEN)


  1. Harder than Mercer?? What the heck?? Good luck, hope you feel better..

  2. i heard about this book...and heard good things about it. let us know how it is!

  3. How fun to run with your sister. I have looked at that book before...I need to check it out. I love reading running books so I hope you get some good feedback...you should post some afterwards. I want to see whats out there and what is good and worth reading.

    Good luck this weekend...hope you feel better. You are rocking the half marathons!

  4. That looks like a great place to run, and sounds like a nice run with your sister.

    Hope you're feeling better for the half!

  5. That does look like a great place to run :) I hope you have a gret day and start to feel better!

  6. Hi Sarah,
    Very funny, springting always sounds better than jogging:) I want to run around that lake...flat and fast is my kind of running route:)

    It sounds like you and your step sister had a fantastic run. I wish I could get my sister to run with me too.

    BTW: You look like the model on the cover of that book:)

    If you don't post before this weekend, good luck with your half marathon!! Sending positive running fast vibes your way, my dear:)

  7. Yay you blogged about our run!!!! I hope you are enjoying the book as much as I do!!!

  8. It sounds like an awesome place to run, plus you had a special running partner - sounds like a perfect run! :)

    Hope you feel better and good luck on your half this weekend!!