Sunday, March 03, 2013

Morning has broken...

Morning has broken, like the first morning
Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird
Praise for the singing, praise for the morning
Praise for the springing fresh from the word

Sweet the rain's new fall, sunlit from heaven
Like the first dewfall, on the first grass

Mon, 5:30am - 6 miles: I've been wanting to get in a weekday morning run for quite a while now. I finally got around to it. The overnight rain had stopped but it was still very windy. There was a full moon! The choppy waves were splashing onto the path. The homeless person was sleeping on the bench. Sad. It was quite busy compared to the nights. A sprinkling of cars heading to the harbor, bikers, walkers and runners. I finished to the color of dawn amidst the Seattle skyline...
Event of the day: A free Microsoft orchestra performance. Some talented people work here...

Tue, 7am - 6 miles: A rewarding run in daylight. We also had a guest appearance from a blob of light in the sky which I believe is known as the sun in some parts of the world...
Shock of the day: I got a 14% pay raise. It was quite a shock in a good way and a little out of the ordinary.

Wed, 9pm - 6 miles: It was quite nice outside after the rain stopped.
Sight of the day: A bright helicopter hovering over the Elliott Bay.

Thur, 4:45pm - 6 miles: Got through the long 51st hill without stopping. It's a mental thing to some extent. I could do it all the time before.

Fri, 7:15am - 6 miles: With the days becoming longer there's so much more reason to run in the morning. Rainy and windy.
Sight of the day: It might not been ideal conditions for humans but a flock of about 100 ducks and ducklings were having the time of their life by the waterfront. I guess this is the equivalent of surfing for them.

Sat, 9:45am - 17 miles: 55F, partly sunny... I actually took off my layer to run in Ts.

Sun, 1:00pm - 8 miles: 50F and sunshine all the way. There was no doubt that today was a shorts and T day. Everyone was outside including the retirees and folks with crutches. The ducks weren't too impressed though. I cranked a well under sub 8 run. Splits: 8:30, 8:09, 8:04, 7:51, 7:34, 7:17, 7:15, 6:53
Sight of the day: Opening my eyes to the sun rays and the waterfront backdrop. Thank you subprime crisis!

Total = 55 miles


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