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• a memorable memorial weekend

Nope, didn’t run that beautiful 50K through the Wildwood trail in Portland last Sunday, but I had a fantastic weekend with family and friends. Bad calf, bad foot, bad hammy has kept my weekly mileage low and kept me from my race, but it didn’t keep me from enjoying the other loves of my life. Driving up to Portland on Friday morning, it felt weird not stressing out about race details…did I bring enough Gu? when was packet pick up? did I pack the race map to go over for the 100th time, should I have a glass of wine with dinner or skip it? Nope, didn’t have to worry about all that. I was sad not to be, but also oddly relieved. Hey, no stress. “Ok, go with it” I told myself. And steer clear of the suffering-funk I can get myself into. Here’s the weekend highlights….

I LOVE how running buddies anywhere will meet you at 6:00am for a run in the rain. It was short, but so sweet! Plus we had the Embassy Suites hotel lobby to ourselves for coffee. Thanks, Deb!
Kids plus OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science & Industry) equals a fun-packed day. Even the sign was entertaining.
A looong day of walking Portland deserves a cold pint. Good thing we live in the land of McMenamins. Here's my awesome hubby at Ringlers (Careful babe, there's a mean dog statue behind you)
More runner momma buddies & their babies to play with on Sunday. Loved catching up, Katie!
My May holding above mentioned cute baby, Chloe.
The daddies help my Jackie Woo with his jump rope skeeels.
I miss my kitchen when I'm gone for any length of time, so I had a romantic date with my stove on Sunday night. White wine & rosemary-crusted salmon risotto. Damn, I'm good.
I'm an Air Force veteran and it was Memorial Day after all, so I helped out by being a course marshal at the Run for the Memorial on Monday. Go runners!
Where there are runners and racing, there are antics. Here's my friends Danuta and Kristi demonstrating course marshal dedication. Notice Kristi's full-body back-up stance. Nice.
The weekend ended with a BBQ (complete with Eugene-style thunder showers) and my friend Tasha's "creamy" margaritas. Over-the-top chilly goodness.

Thank you friends and family for a sweet and love-filled weekend.

3 thoughts on “• a memorable memorial weekend

  1. Adore the pics and your clever captions. Happy you had such a fabulous weekend ~ sounds just lovely! It’s so funny-weird how I’ve only been in your neck of the woods once in my life (so far) and I feel such a love for it. I’m such a Midwestern/Lake Michigan girl, but I swear I left a part of my heart in Oregon. Fun to hear about your weekend! Hugs to you.

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