Mom and Dad offered to pay if we wanted to join them this weekend for some Mariners baseball in Seattle. Yes, please!
First, Dad and I beat the sun up for a bike ride.I ended up with about 12 miles. At the end of the month, Dad and I are doing the Harvest Century together (we're doing the 45-mile route). We've been riding lots this summer to prepare, and it's been fun to have a biking buddy :)
We got on the noontime train, made a stop at our Tukwila hotel and hopped a bus for the stadium in time for the evening game against Oakland:
Last time we were there, I nearly froze in shorts and a T-shirt. So this time, I packed a light jacket, a puffy jacket and a fleece blanket. And it was 80 degrees with no wind - of course.
The first 35,000 fans got a King Felix shirt!
It was a good game, but we ended up losing in the end. They always lose when I'm there :(
Sunday, I got up early (early considering how late it was when we got home from the game!), ate some complimentary hotel breakfast and hit the road:
The Interurban and Green River trails ran RIGHT behind our hotel! Still on my run/walk interval program, I did run 3 minutes, walk 2 minutes - times 9.
It was a great run! The sun was out but it wasn't hot yet. I had a view of Mount Rainier. The trail was flat and pretty. I felt strong. My only complaint was that the trail was a little unpopulated for my taste. There was a sketchy guy hanging out, and I ended up running really fast to put some distance between us so he didn't decide to follow me. I really don't like to feel unsafe on my runs. I would have preferred a running buddy.
We all worked out, then it was time to head back to Safeco Field for the Sunday day game. Such a cool train station - and right next to Century Link and Safeco:
Sunday's game was pretty sucky. The team did poorly. Oakland played well. The crowd was less-than energetic. We lost.
But a warm, sunny day at the ballpark with the family is always fun :)
And it was so fun to have Leslie and Ronald join us!:)