On days like today, when it is unseasonably sunny and cold in Seattle, I can't help but be outside. Today's training for #K2 includes a long run followed by strength training. My preferred running route borders Lake Washington and meanders through neighborhood parks. The highlight for me is the marina in the attached video. It comes about 5 miles into my run, at a point when I'm ready for some encouragement so I imagine that the masts are cheering me on as they sway in the breeze. If I'm still looking for more incentive, I stare at Mt. Rainier in the distance. For me, it's key to find these cues to boost my motivation during a tough workout.