I've lived in Washington for over 2 years now but I feel like I've seen very little of this state. The view from checkpoint 12 was amazing -- right on Padilla Bay. That's when I decided that the best way to see Washington was to run through it! (And I got to see a lot of cows too)
My Friday night run was 3.6 miles, a perfect easy run right outside of Burlington. Since it was a Friday night I decided to wear my cute new running skirt (a present for myself for all the training I did!). Since we had to follow the rules I also got to wear a bright orange vest and a headlamp. I figured I might as well throw a Google blinky pin and some reindeer ears on while I was at it. Not my usual Friday night outfit, but I don't usually run on Friday nights either.
My run was nice and relaxing, but I must admit that by mile 3 I could have sworn I saw the exchange point (my finish line) just a hundred yards of me! Closer inspection revealed it was only a mirage -- just some orange signs. Could I be getting a little tired perhaps? I made it to my real finish with only a few blisters, and still feeling pretty good! 9.8 miles down, only 3.1 more left for tomorrow!