Published September 30th, 2009
While the calendar may have claimed summer ended a week ago, we continued to be blessed with some absolutely glorious weather. Sure, the morning’s were a tad nippy, but the afternoons have been clear and cool — perfect for running. That said, I knew it couldn’t last, and indeed today there’s a storm a brewin’. I’m not quite ready to bring out my winter running clothes, but I did appreciate my long-sleeved tech tee during this morning’s run. (Edit — I wrote the previous paragraph last night. Tonight — to guard against the whipping wind and horizontal rain — I did indeed break out the long pants. Summer’s over.)
As we watched the clouds come rolling in my darling commented how much he’ll miss this past summer. While many folks think Seattle is all rain and gloom, those of us who live here know better. Yes, we’ve had years where our summer was merely a week or two. But this summer? Couldn’t have asked for anything better.
Not surprisingly, we were running fools. Here are some of the highlights:
Wild Thing Summer Fling
Marathons are serious affairs. The word “fun” has no place when discussing the marathon. Yeah, right.
Granted, only a Maniac could appreciate a race such as this — 10 loops around a 2.6-mile trail, each runner MUST wear a dress for at least the first loop (as well as red lipstick), then perform a designated task after each loop. Runners not possessing a sense of humor or silliness need not apply. This wasn’t my fastest marathon, but I know I had the most fun. I’ll let the pictures tell the tale: