On the right side of the map I've added two more dots for running! One in France and one in Iceland.
Here's a few photos that I snapped while out in Thannenkirch, France. (I'd go back here in a heartbeat)
Stacking wood is an art form!
I heard pounding and tapping and when I arrived up the hill, there was a sign (with an arrow) and an open door- I went in. He spoke enough English to tell me his dad taught him woodcarving. It was so awesome!!
Amazing, intricate and detailed.
I used air bnb to find this place. This was the view out our kitchen window.
And the church bells rang beautifully through the countryside.
I haven't been posting here much but I'm still moving and still eating healthy with occasional splurges. 24 days to the Portland Half Marathon and my training is going well, despite my longer work days.
Today I had to get up before sunrise to get in 8 miles. It was a pretty morning.
Tuesdays are generally my interval runs at the gym on the treadmill.
Saturdays are my long run. Tomorrow I'm out for 13 miles.
We plan on running while on vacation, but not lots of miles.
While out camping this past weekend I thought I'd go ahead and stick with my running schedule which called for a 10 mile run!
The first mile was on dirt/ dust road. I was up and going pretty early so I wasn't too concerned with traffic blowing dust. I love seeing my surroundings up close and personal!
You may be able to see how white the brush is next to the road. It is so dry and dusty and it coats everything close to the road. Love these big trees in the forest! I live in the desert and do not have tall trees like this.
The north fork of the Clackamas River.
This doesn't look steep but it was a steady climb to the 5 mile point.
I climbed about 1000 feet in elevation . It was so nice to know that what goes up must come down!
This was the best 10 miles I've done in a long time. Thanks for coming along with me on my run!
Every couple of years we like to take a family rafting trip. This year hubby couldn't come because of a last minute scheduling conflict, We were bummed, but managed to find a friend who wanted to join in.
This is on the Deschutes River and less than an hour from our hometown.
The weather was a balmy 91 degrees so it was a great day to be on the river.
If you've never been river rafting I'd highly recommend it!
Going backwards to the weekend, we are trying to enjoy any free time we have. The weather has been amazing and autumn will be here before you know it.
We took off to the mountains for berry picking. We had heard the early hot weather and lack of rain may have made the berries elusive and that was the truth!
This cedar tree was huge! I love being in the forest!!
Picnic lunch on the tailgate: hummus, tzatziki, pita bread, greek olives, feta cheese, veggies and curry chicken. The fresh air makes it taste even better!!
I hope you are finding outdoor adventures in your life!!
I've been doing one of these Muscle Burns Fat workouts at the gym with my old aerobics instructor. It's whipping my butt! Then trying to run 3x a week. We had an extra hard workout at the gym on Monday so my intervals on Tuesday didn't go so well. Gotta find a balance. I am enjoying it though and know working with weights again will improve my overall fitness level.