Sunday, September 4, 2011

Is that a floating bridge, why yes it is

This morning I headed out early to hit the trail. I decided late last night not to run the entire trail but instead to park in the middle and do and out and back on the bridge and then just make up the rest as I go. This would have worked out perfectly except with in the first .5 miles I messed up my Garmin and continued to hit stop 3 more times, when I thought I was pausing it. My goal this run was just to do the distance. I stopped t .5 of a mile to use the port-a-potty as I knew that it would be a while until I was back. Instead of just using the auto pause feature I stopped it. Then instead of starting I - rest it. Fail!  Yea I should have realized then that I shouldn't push stop on my watch.....but I didn't! stopped and forgot to start it 3 other times. Fail, Fail, Fail. Oh well, I worked it all out in my head and I completed the 8 miles even if I don't have the Garmin to prove it.

All photos are from my phone as I brought my little point and shot and as I got on the freeway realized I forgot to put the battery in it, this would be the first fail of the day. Almost a mile into my run about to head down to the bridge deck. If you have ran the Seattle RnR full marathon you run on the carpool lane of this bridge for a bit. The total distance across the bridge is 1.6 miles.

On the West side of the bridge. This is the exit of the tunnel that I will get to run through during the Seattle Half Marathon in November. I am actually excited to do it, one of those things to cross of my list to say that I have completed.

From the West side of the bridge looking South towards Mt. Rainer.

Looking back east at the city of Bellevue

As I was running West the sun was at my back and it was hot. When I turned around the sun was on my face but it wasn't as hot because of a nice breeze coming of the water.

a photo of my buns for those who asked

Overall it was a good run, I just wish I could have mastered my Garmin a little better. Its not like I haven't used it before. I just have to remember to not stop the timer and allow it to auto pause. Lesson learned.

Day 4 - Photo Challenge - People. Here are MY people, my lovely daughter and husband who are my support along my journey.

I hope everyone is having an amazing Sunday. I am going to watch Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead while my little monster takes a nap.

Have you seen that movie?  Do you Juice? Have you ever fasted?


  1. Love the photos - they are beautiful. I can't imagine living within sight of a mountain everyday - stunning.

    p.s. I nominated you for a Liebster award. The details are on my blog.

    I hope you have an incredible day!!!

    Ohh, and to answer your questions: no, no, and no - but good luck to you.

  2. @Wells L - oh I have no intention of fasting, but we are considering a juicer as my husband doesn't get many fruits and veggies in and he thinks he could do it for breakfast.

  3. Yay for a buns shot!

    I looooooooooove carrot juice. Way more than I should. I've never done a juice fast, though.