Saturday I met up with a co-worker / fellow Amazon-run-club member who lives in my area for a long run. It was MUCH needed considering I have the Seattle half coming up and really haven't run in weeks. It was a good ... no, great, run. We started in Wallingford and made our way to Ballard, then back up through Phinney and down around Green Lake a couple times, and back down to Wallingford. He (my co-runner) mapped an excellent course that was similar to the Seattle half for prep - we faced two loooong hills, a few flats, and then some rolling hills. The weather couldn't have been better. It was cold (35 in the morning to be precise, more like 40 by mid-day) but sunny (rare in Seattle this time of year).
Along the route we marveled at the number of people out and about. I can't imagine being in a place where being active is not the norm. It should be the norm ... but I'm biased.
Yes, it was a great run. Let's just see how the race next weekend goes ... I just hope to finish.