Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Marathon and Beyond...

Yes I have said before and I will say it again...Running is liking birthing a child.  I find myself thinking about dates and events like this..."that was before my marathon" or "that was after my marathon".  Do you do that?  Since having my children I do that, but I find it funny that I am doing it with my marathon now too...Who would have known?

I love this picture...Wish it wasn't taken with my cell phone!

My family had a fantastic evening in Seattle the other night.  I loved it!  The kids biked on Alki and we all soaked up the views of Seattle and beyond.  We went to the Space Needle, which is where  Loren and I had our very first date there years ago...and I don't think I had been to the top since then, that was 1995.  We walked around the Seattle Center and had dinner at Dick's.  It was a great family night.


Good thing he has his safety glasses on...snowboard helmet and glasses...Nice choice Max.

Loren and I

Max, Cole and Loren

The Seattle Space Needle.  It's way up there...

Amazing views South of the Needle

Loren, Cole and I at the top...poor Cole got cut-off!

The cool fountain at Seattle Center
Max enjoying the view of the fountain
Cheap, good burger place in Seattle!

The funny thing about it is that while I was there I was thinking all about what a great place it would be to run and I would think of where I would and wouldn't run if I was there.  Alki is an amazing place to run and thought the whole time the kids where biking that I had wished I had brought my running shoes.  Running is becoming OBSESSIVE....I mean it has been but really...it's kind of funny, well funny to me.

Do you do that?  Go to new places and wish you could run there?

12 comments:

Chelsea said...

We went to Sahalee Golf Course for the US Senior Open last weekend...and I spent the majority of the time dreaming about running on the cart path that came down, swooped around the green on the 17th hole, then gently curved back up to the fairway of eighteen. Sigh. :)

Navy Wife on a Diet said...

today as I backed out of my driveway to make a quick trip to Safeway, I seriously considered putting on my Brooks and running there instead. I see my world completely differently now. Everything is broken down into two categories - "within running distance" or not. :-)

Marlene said...

Looks like a fun night! Too funny that you were wishing you could RUN. I do that all the time too!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

that first pic amazing for a cell phone!!!

i always want to run when I'm in cool or pretty new places

ajh said...

I absolutely go to new places and wish I could run there!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

You could have run alki with ME if you would have brought your shoes.. FYI I will NEVER let you live that down.. LOL!! Well you bought me a milkshake so I guess I better forgive you..

What a FUN FUN family time..

Tara said...

Gorgeous pics of you and your family.

I do that all the time. I always wish I could run in the places that I visit. In fact, usually before a vacation, I will check to see if they have a race there that weekend. So pathetic.......

lindsay said...

great photos! the kids are adorable. i am always thinking about "what a great place to run" when i am visiting somewhere cool too.

Heather said...

Anytime I go someplace new, I find myself thinking, "that would be a great hill for hill repeats" or "I really want to run here." It is an obsession!

5 Miles 2 Empty said...

Great pics!!! And yes, things now are measured pre and post marathon! So funny!

Jonathan and Levi are going to Alaska on a fishing trip in a few weeks. I don't really care to fish but I told him, "I really want to go." he argued I would not have fun fishing and I replied, "No. I could RUN there!!!!" Ha ha!!! (and about the Ha ha, HA HA!!!!) =)

I'm working on the reservations for the bloggy meet up!

Tina @GottaRunNow said...

Running in different cities while on vacation is a lot of fun. One of my favorites: an early morning run in Solvang, Ca. I could smell the sweet treats baking for the bakeries throughout town.

Julie said...

Beautiful pictures!! i wouldn't mind running there!

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