Saturday, July 12, 2008

Seattle Saturday

Burke-Gilman Trail
(5 miles)

Well, this isn't a REAL trail-running moment, since the trail (as you can see from the picture) is paved. But I had a great run this morning, so we're counting it anyway.

This trail runs from the Fremont district (where my friends live) to the University of Washington, and then goes a distance in the other direction as well, but I didn't run that.

As you can see from this picture, the weather was spectacular today. Seattle in the summer is beee-yooo-ti-ful. The path runs along by the water, treating you to views of bridges, boats and... The Wall of Death. I don't get it. If you are from Seattle or have any idea why this exists, please let me know. I was deeply confused.

Really though-- this morning was one of those runs where you have to ask yourself, "what on earth could I possibly have to complain about right now?" The sun was out, it wasn't too hot (mid-high 70s), no humidity, water all around, flowers in bloom wherever you looked... THIS is why people put up with 9 months of rain!

The rest of the day? Seattle's Olympic Sculpture Park, the Experience Music Project, beer, and then an amazing afternoon/evening of boating around on Lake Washington and Lake Union--including a surprise fireworks display from Mercer Island.

My oh my, but do I love me some vacation.

(Me. With some beer.)


Anonymous said...

I am also guilty of doing some "suburban trail running" on paved trails. Nice photos!

Kevin said...

Love the beer....

GB said...

Aawwww, so cute! Have you been writing? I haven't. :( But I'm thinking about it everyday!