Tuesday, August 2, 2011

So.... Fogust...

In this area we have learned to call August by the term Fogust.  The nights are generally getting a bit cooler, so there is often a marine layer of fog over the straits that lasts until the warmth of the sun burns it off... depending on the temps, that can take several hours. 

It is beautiful to look at - not fun to sail through!  We have often had our travel plans delayed by Fogust mornings, and so you had best not be in a hurry when Fogust arrives.

Ferry from Friday Harour, WA

I have been thinking about setting running goals for the month of August.  Instead of mileage goals I am going to set goals to run specific routes this month.

This is a trail that loops around 2 small lakes.  It is fairly flat, but much of it is a rugged, narrow dirt path along the lake shore, and other parts of it are wide enough to allow horseback riding as well as walking/running, and biking.  We have walked it several times but I do want to run it. I have never done any trail running at all so this will be a challenge.

This out and back route along the shores of the Strait of Juan de Fuca is a windy, well used walkway that starts downtown on the Inner Harbour.   It passes through a busy, favorite off-leash area for local dog lovers, on the waterfront.  We have walked parts of it but have never run on it.  I am looking forward to becoming part of the local scenery when we do this run.

For the most part, I just want to get out and log as many fun runs as I can this month.  I am thoroughly enjoying all the running I have been doing, and am continuing to read and learn as much as I can.


  1. sounds like you have some wonderful trails to run on that are close! I love that you said you have been "thoroughly enjoying" your running lately and are enjoying learning as much as you can...I can definitely relate :)

  2. Sounds like fun routes to run on! I am in need of some new running routes as well.

  3. Yay for enjoying running! I have been using a few routes lately that I usually don't.

  4. That sounds like a great goal. I have never run trails before. They are a little intimidating to me for some reason. I hope to get over that someday and take them on!! I love to hear that you are enjoying your running so much. That is a good place to be!


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