LSD (long slow distance) became LSD (long snow distance)
New runner friend, Sarah, had 15 miles on the books, in preparation for her first marathon. I'm not in shape for a full 15 (I wish), so I hung out for the first 8 of Sarah's run.
The night before our run, I fell asleep to the sound of POURING rain. When my alarm went off at 6 a.m., it was silent outside. NO RAIN. YES! And, it was 44 degrees at home, a perfect running temperature.
I was meeting Sarah on the Eastside (Redmond's 60 Acres Park) and as soon as I crossed over into the "Eastside," it started to sprinkle. Then it started to POUR. Drat!
As Sarah & I started our run, we started getting drenched. And something strange happened for Seattle...the rain turned to SNOW!
|Sammamish River Trail, heading into Woodinville. This trail flows for about 11 miles then connects to the Burke Gilman trail, which runs another 20 miles into Seattle|
|Sarah on the trail|
|At the turn-around point - it's sticking!|
This was my third run with Sarah and I look forward to the next.
So here's the cool thing: Sarah and I (and other women around here) met via a Facebook running group site that Kerrie (MomvsMarathon) set up for Women Runners of King County (WeROKC). This site was a brilliant idea and has helped many of us women runners organize for weekend runs and races.
Do other folks out there organize and have "blind running dates?"