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We have been having some amazing weather the last few days in Anchorage. A much needed break after record-breaking snowfall this winter and a rather rainy spring. It has been sunny and around 70 since Saturday and believe you me I have been taking advantage. Saturday I traded my run for a 9 mile hike in Hatcher Pass. It was beautiful but still snowy as we climbed higher. Monday I enjoyed my lunchtime yoga class with beautiful light flooding in all the windows followed by a three mile after work run. I ran again yesterday after work on the Coastal Trail and just had to stop and take a few pictures for you because the views were so amazing.

Coastal Trail, Anchorage, AK

Westcgester Lagoon, Anchorage, AK

I hope the weather keeps up all week! I’m headed to a concert at Moose’s Tooth tonight and have a soccer game on Thursday. Wow, my week is starting to sound pretty busy especially when you add in the Mayor’s 5 Miler I plan to run on Saturday but I can think of no better way to enjoy the sunny weather we have been having.

How are you taking advantage of summer this year?

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So my first soccer game of the summer was Tuesday night and after months of playing indoor on the turf I was pretty excited to enjoy the sunshine, fresh air and the sweet smell of grass. But, oh wait, this is Alaska where outdoor soccer means 50 degrees, rain, muddy fields and lots and lots of mosquitoes. Also, every year I somehow manage to forget how 90 minutes is way longer than 50 minutes and good grief how did the field get so big?  But truly, I’m not complaining. It was awesome! I really think the sense of accomplishment is that much greater when I’m not only covered in sweat but rain and mud. Honestly though, I could totally make do without the bugs.

Here’s to enjoying summer activities in all of their glory no matter the weather. Especially since I’m doing it all again tonight.

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