Checking In

Guess what? Yup, I got out and ran. One time. Yikes. I’m still looking for my motivation. Has anyone seen it? I need to find it before I start my 16 week half marathon training program (I use the word “program” loosely). Once I start AND actually complete a program, I’ll use the word literally. LOL This program starts in 3 weeks. Uh, yeah…I’m dooooooomed. hahaha

I managed to run a St. Patrick’s Day 5k with my family. It helped that my niece, Nikki, encouraged us to register and my other niece, Anjie, signed us up and got our race packets. Well, I picked a great time to start running again. Seattle broke all kinds of records for rainfall that day. Imagine that. *insert eye roll*

Torrential rain on I-5 near Safeco Field and the Clink

Torrential rain on I-5 near Safeco Field and the Clink

I was hoping the rain would let up as the morning went on but that didn’t happen. We still had a blast. Jon took the next two pics.

Happy and dry before the run

Happy and dry before the run

Goofing around

Goofing around

And we're off!

Rainy down town Seattle

I tend to be a fair weather runner so this was a new experience for me. Sloshy, squishy shoes and rain dripping from my cap was weird, cold and kind of cool. I was still pretty stoked to be nearing the finish.

Peek-a-boo view of the needle

Cinerama and a peek-a-boo view of the needle

This view never gets old.

This view never gets old

Afterwards, Anjie suggested breakfast at Wild Mountain Cafe. This was well worth running 3 miles in a downpour. hahaha! We shared a cinnamon roll with a face bigger than mine. The food was SO GOOD. My most favorite thing about Wild Mountain was the comforting table of coffee dispensers outside. Like a warm cottage in a snow storm. LOL Dramatic much? What can I say? My coffee obsession is real.

FACE!

FACE!

Mega Migas is a must-try if if you like chorizo. Trust me.

Mega Migas is a must-try if if you like chorizo. Trust me.

Jon had his usual French Toast and said it was some of the best he’s had. I’m bummed I didn’t snap a photo of it.

Well, that’s it for this edition of my haphazard storytelling. I’ll be posting more once I start my training program. heh 

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