A Very Lazy Week

I am infinitely disappointed in myself for not sticking to my planned marathon training schedule this week. Last week was great. I went out every day that I planned on going out, but then I realized that training is very time consuming. If only I had no other responsibilities! Unfortunately, I have plenty of responsibilities and carving out a couple of hours per day is quite the undertaking. If I continue training, I’ll need to learn to creatively maneuver my time.

This week? My longest walk was 3 miles long and that was with my son. We went for a walk around Greenlake and stopped for mochas at Chocolati, so I’m not sure it should even count as a training walk.

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Greenlake is a very popular park in North Seattle. It’s a small lake, with a path and a bit of green space around it. The walk around it is about three miles. You can walk closer to the lake on the main path, or take another path a little further up that will make it a bit of a longer loop.

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Some people will go swimming in the lake (not me!), but mostly geese and ducks like to swim here.

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There are several cafes along the three mile walk and I have a feeling that some of the pastries that they sell end up getting fed to the park’s animals. The ducks are very tame and expectant.

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As are the squirrels. Don’t look into their eyes, don’t give in, and don’t feed the wildlife!

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The park has a large variety of evergreen trees. Many have plaques telling you what they are, in case you’re interested.

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Greenlake gets extremely crowded on the weekends (we went on Tuesday morning). I would never bring my bike here, but some people do. Mostly though, it’s just people walking, jogging, a few rollerblades and scooters.

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  • Greenlake Walk: 3 miles
  • Additional walks (with dogs) this week: 5 miles
  • YTD “Urban Hiking” Miles: 96.5
  • YTD Biking Miles: 602.8
  • YTD Hiking Miles: 47

 

 

 

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