Today started with a bright yellow ball in the sky and extra blue sky! No clouds to be found!
I headed out at 7:30 for my Long Run. I headed to the flat trail which is in the sun. Luckily it was only 60 degrees out! I had 5 miles on the schedule for today. I started out with some walking then did my 5:1 run:walk ratio. I felt pretty good until mile 4. Both of my IT bands started to hurt a bit at that point I stopped to stretch them out pretty well and was able to run without feeling them for about a half mile then I ended up walking a bit extra towards the end to be cautious. I am pleased with the run overall but slightly concerned about the IT band… We’ll see.
Today’s Trail Sightings:
- 2 bunny rabbits
- a few random birds
- lots of bikers of all types
- a guy on a bike in vibrams.. ouch!
- the Mountain!
After getting cleaned up I rested and finished reading a book I’d started earlier in the week. It was then lunchtime and instead of cooking at home we headed to West Seattle to have lunch on the beach! Cactus is a mexican place which opens up garage doors so you can enjoy the outside. It’s also a great spot for people watching! We had a relaxing lunch and walked down the beach a bit and got some good picts.
In the evening we headed over to a friends house and hung out chatting in front of this: