Run #4.6 Last Stop Before DC

Not only was it my last “long” run before DC, but it was my last run before hopping on a plane!  Since I was spending the weekend in Houston, I snuck in a run before heading to the airport.

My original plan had been to get 10 miles in, however when I woke up I was distracted by the happenings in Boston and since I was on a definite time schedule, I decided to cut it short by a mile.

I headed to Mercer Island, which was the site of my non-musical run a few weeks prior.

It was overcast and slightly misty – perfect running weather!  And I must say this was much better than last week’s.  My right hip/ITB/knee did ache somewhat, but nowhere near as bad as it had during my previous run.

The only problem with this route on a weekday is I didn’t fully comprehend the amount of traffic on the bridge.  It was loud and smelly, but I made it across.  I turned right, and ran along the lake until it was time to turn around.

Back up the stairs, across the bridge and up the never-ending hill (which is really three hills in quick succession until I reached my car.  Nine miles in the books!

I made it to the airport and spent a super fun, if super quick, weekend in Houston with Jana where we ate at Chuy’s (yum!!), went to the zoo, and had dinner with a few other friends and spent some quality time together.  It is weekends like these that make me realize how much I value our friendship and I am so glad we have been able to keep in touch when I moved back to Seattle.

Too funny!

Too funny!

Fun at the zoo

Fun at the zoo

Until next time

Until next time

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6 Responses to Run #4.6 Last Stop Before DC

  1. Abby says:

    Good for you getting a run in before going to the airport!

    I’m so jealous you went to Chuy’s! Love it.

    • Emily says:

      Oh my gosh!! I love Chuy’s!! I really just need to figure out their creamy jalepeno recipe and I would be a happy camper!

  2. kebe51 says:

    Great getting the run in before your trip! And good luck with your half marathon, I’m sure you’ll do great! 🙂

  3. Karen :0) says:

    Sounds like a really fun weekend! Great run, too! :0)

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