Wednesday, July 27, 2016
I neglected to say after making it down this amazingly steep 2 miles, (it goes flat for a short ways before getting steep again) I tripped over a root and went flying onto my knees and hands! The girls were behind me and were so scared I broke an ankle. Thank goodness I didn't, but my knees are scabbed, bruised and swollen! Icing them several days in a row have been helpful. Geez!
Monday, July 25, 2016
We've had plans to get away on the weekends Cory has off and this was one of them!
We went to a new to us campground on the South Fork of the McKenzie River.
We found ourselves a little beach and enjoyed the morning before it got too warm.
We went for a few easy hikes through the woods.
This was the view from our camping spot. The running river was so nice to doze off to sleep.
The dogs loved playing in the high grass on another little hike we took.
We stopped for lunch on the way home. I love our camper!
Have a great week!
Friday, July 22, 2016
When I turned 50 in 2012 I hiked to the summit of South Sisters with my hubby. I said I'd never do it again! One thing turned into another and my daughter, Rene, and niece, Hannah and myself found ourselves Wednesday morning taking off up to the summit of South Sisters (of officially called Charity) One member of our hiking party could not make it and I was sad about that.
But up the hill we went!
Don"t we look chipper?
The view kept getting better and better the higher we hiked.
Here are the other two Sisters mountains from the summit. (Mt Hood in the background)
Yay! Made it to 10,358 ft elevation with a gain of about 5600' in 6.5 miles. It was brutal!
Coming down was almost harder than going up.
Sometimes we couldn't even find the trail.
It feels so good to accomplish something really, really BIG!
Have a wonderful weekend! I'll be iceing my knees!! LOL
Monday, July 11, 2016
I'm doing a big hike in 9 days and needed to test my pack and my legs! Check, check on both!
Camera selfie with timer. Porter got cut out of this one.
One mile ascent got everyone pumping and panting!
But the view is worth every step.
Waiting for treats.
Tam-a-Lau means "Place of big rocks on the ground"
Old growth juniper trees.
Pretty wildflowers that get only a sparse of precipitation a year.
Enjoy your week!
Friday, June 17, 2016
I cut the pits out of a batch of cherries and will have several pounds in the freezer for smoothies. Thanks for the tip Juliann!
Here's my produce box for the week.
red baby beets with greens
garlic scapes. I tried to make a pesto out of this last year and it was too strong. I'm opting to put them with my trimmings and make vegetable broth for soup.
Friday, June 10, 2016
I've been getting plenty of produce but now that I've been showing you my box for awhile it is going to start getting repetitive.
Make it a healthy week!
Make it a healthy week!
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
My spring half marathon is in the books!
Look at this amazing view!
I got a good chuckle out of this sign. This was a first for me! LOL
Seriously, I've already signed up for my fall half marathon.
Happy Global Running Day!
Monday, May 23, 2016
Some time ago my daughter and I decided we wanted to see the crazy and athletic Wild Canyon Games. Because of the remote location they do not allow spectators so we signed up to volunteer!
Morning came early for volunteers and athletes, but there was a little time for socializing.
We were happy to be indoors after a cold morning! This was a giant memory game. Timed and way harder than it looks.
We woke up to sun on Sunday! That was perfect for the team relay.
This is one little portion of the obstacle course,
And ends at the top of this butte!
We had busy days and short nights........ We also made memories together but we do not care to do it again in this way, unless we are an athlete on a team!
Monday, May 16, 2016
This memorial is beautiful and in the park the race started and ended.
I've been increasing my mileage and was really happy to take a step back. I'm hoping to run 12 on Wednesday and that will be my last long run until my half marathon on the 28th.
Keep on moving!