Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Anacortes Art Dash

Last Saturday I made it out to Anacortes to help out with the annual Art Dash. 5k, 10k, and Half-marathon options, kicking off the annual arts festival. Terry helped make another race in the Skagit happen, with Stan, Delores, and many others helping out. This little event is getting bigger and bigger, with over 600 people running this year. I held a timer and went click, click, click.

Afterwards, I did a jog around some of the Anacortes Community Forest Lands. Anacortes has some terrific trails, circling Heart Lake, Whistle Lake, Mount Eerie, and other parts.  I mostly ran around the Whistle Lake area, which is a beautiful lake. Many were headed up that way to swim.

While u-picking Sunday, we came across a small nest, tucked high in the tayberry bush, with five tiny, little soft-blue eggs. Had to include a picture here. The weather has finally turned summer, the berries are happening, at $1.90 a pint, and the high country is opening up.

Congratulations to all those who were out there running White River last Saturday. A part of me really wanted to be there, but I think I need a refresher 50k first. And congrats to friend Seth for finishing his run across the U.S. And Terry, for his incredible Badwater run. If I start this, I won't be able to stop--very inspired by my friends these days.

Happy summer!

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