Sunday, May 26, 2013

Long Run Sunday, with a Special Guest!

This morning I had one of the best long runs ever because I was accompanied by my 8 (almost 9!) year old, Iris! We had so much fun together!

Getting ready to head out.


Watching the geese on our way.

Last night before we went to bed I looked at the forecast and Iris and I made a plan to get up and do 9 miles together, her on her bike, me running. When I got up this morning it was raining! I was sure it would wreck our plans, since Iris can gets pretty grumpy when she is tired/wet/cold. I told her she didn't have to go, and she was upset, but she ended up saying she wanted to go anyways, so we bundled up and headed out.

Luckily, the rain was barely a drizzle when we left the house and it stopped shortly in to our trip. We stripped off our gloves and a layer of clothes 2 miles in.

Me and my girl at the turn-around point on Alki.

Saying hi to some kittens.

We followed the Alki trail, which gave us great views, to our turn-around point and then headed back. The plan was to stop for brunch at the end. We tried out a new cafe that we hadn't been to before and it didn't disappoint! An egg, sausage and cheese sandwich for me, eggs, bacon and pancakes for Iris (okay, I ate a bunch of her pancakes, too). It was so, so, so good. I am always DYING for a big meal after my long runs, so this one was just perfect. If you're ever in West Seattle and want a good, traditional breakfast, check out Chelan Cafe! 

Drinking a much-deserved strawberry lemonade 
after her longest bike ride ever! 

Happy to have brunch on the way! 

Iris said biking with me wasn't the most fun she's ever had, but I am hoping she wants to do it again with me some time soon. I think she at least had enough fun to try again! It was a long bike ride for her, so we definitely need to do more practicing. 

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