Running Again

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I laced up my new Brooks Ariels and took Gracie out for a run on this beautiful Spring evening.

Gracie and I are in the habit of walking 3 miles a day after walking most every day for the last 3+ years.  I’ve lost a lot of weight and I’m feeling much stronger. Now I’m ready to push myself, work on my cardio vascular fitness and firm up my body. It’s been a long time since I tried to run and tonight’s run was exhilarating!

I’m not particularly interested in running races – most of them are overpriced and crowded and I don’t need or want any more ugly tee shirts. I don’t want to injure myself (or Gracie), so I’m going to take it slow and easy. I have nothing to prove. I just want to run for the joy of running. I want to feel fit and good about myself. Tonight was a good start.

A trip to Seattle’s Market to buy Market Spice Tea

It was cold and gray and snowing lightly.

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A trip to the Market would not be complete without seeing the fish display (and show).  The guys behind the calendar throw fish around to one another and a crowd gathers.

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Outside the Market you can see the harbor.

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…and across the street from the Market is the original home of the first Starbucks.

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