Grab your morning cup of coffee or tea and let’s catch up. It’s High Five Friday, after all!
Seattle is a surreal city to live in. While our former city of residence was in a state of emergency because of a blizzard this week, we’ve been spending as much time as possible this week enjoying the fresh air, that strange yellow orb the floats in the sky (sunshine? is that you?), and 50 degree temperatures.
1. Charlie loves being chased. We took him to Marymoor Dog Park last weekend, which is 50+ acres of off-leash dog lover heaven. My mom snapped this photo of Charlie, who likes to think he’s a big dog like a German shepherd and then realizes he emphatically is not.
2. I love the little forests and parks that make you feel miles away from the city, even when you’re only a couple miles away from Seattle’s tech area. We explored some of the trails I’ve been wanting to try for trail running, which only made me more eager to try it once I’m done with my race in just over a week.
3. Even on a gray day, the cherry blossoms give sign to spring’s arrival. I ran along this trail Tuesday morning and didn’t see any blossoms; by Ryan’s and my run on Wednesday even, this tree was in full bloom.
4. Sunset run with my sweetheart. 50 degree temperatures and 4 easy miles together made Monday less of, well, Monday and more fun like the weekend was.
5. That little puggle butt. He’s just too cute for words, isn’t he? Until he tries to run through a pile of horse poo on the trail.
An Athlete’s Guide: 4 Ways to Avoid GI Issues: Because no one wants to spend their training run or race urgently searching for the next bathroom.
How Much Running is Too Much Running?: More isn’t always better. Even though high mileage offers benefits to athletes, there’s a fine line for each runner between dedicated training and obsessive exercising.
Food Ethics: Part 1: Why eating local, organic meats will improve your health and save the world.
Confessions: Healthy Living Tips I Love but Don’t Follow: Confession: once I made kale chips during a summer home from college and my mom thought something had died in the garage based on the smell. Worst thing I ever cooked and I can never even attempt to eat kale chips now.
3 Moves to Help Runners Strengthen Their Upper Back : Your posture can make or break your running form, which is why upper back, along with glutes and core, is one of the most important muscle groups for runners to strength.
What are you high-fiving today?
What’s the worst thing you ever cooked?
Do you run alone or with a training partner?