First, a lesson in geography – Seattle is not a flat land but is composed of hills. My apartment is on top of Beacon Hill about 5 minutes from downtown Seattle. The destination for my first Seattle run – Lake Washington, is approximately 5 kms from my apartment and is after Mt. Baker which is another hill.
Today’s weather is overcast and very cold. Wardrobe: upper – Nike fleece jacket on top of Mizuno Infinity Run shirt on top of Nike singlet. lower – Nike compression shorts and NB shorts. Talk about layering!
I started my run around 3PM. Part one is going down Beacon Hill and then going up Mt. Baker. I had no problems on the downhill but the uphill climb was very exhaustive. I have already done several Antipolo run but this is by far the steepest climb I did. But the climb is rewarding as the view of Lake Washington is breathtaking.
It is another downhill through to Colman Park to reach Lake Washington. Colman Park as a beautiful trail leading to Lake Washington. I rested a while and enjoyed the beautiful scenery before heading back home.
I am running again! By the way, the actual temperature when I did my run is 37F. I hope next time the sun would show up but knowing Seattle it is always overcast.