Sunday, March 1, 2015

Friday, February 27, 2015

Lunch run

Yesterday's plan was to get up early and hit the 'mill for a short, easy run before work. I even laid out my clothes the night before to ease the pain. But when my alarm went off, I said, "No way. Not gonna happen. I'll do it at lunch instead!"
So on my lunch break, I drove the short distance home, threw on my clothes already out for me and ran a few easy miles while watching Law & Order: SVU.
I had just enough time for a quick shower, then it was back to work for a couple more hours. And I grabbed a banana wrap for the drive back: banana on a peanut butter-filled tortilla. Yum!

It felt great to squeeze in my workout - and then it left the evening free for some chores and some relaxing :)

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Go, Sonice!

One of my students, Sonice, is heading to state tomorrow for wrestling! (He's the one on the right)

Several THS students are going, but Sonice "had a bit of an unenviable task in order to get his state bid, as he had to face off with his senior Tigard teammate Jake Dettra in the 285-pound third-place match (pictured)," according to the Tigard Times article.

Click HERE to read more!

Good luck tomorrow, Sonice! :)


When Jazmin shared that she used to do martial arts and MMA, I invited her to check out my kickboxing gym. She joined me and Lindsey last night at our weekly class at Fierce Fitness.

It was obvious that Jazmin knows her stuff - her punches looked great! We all worked hard and got really sweaty - a great workout! Then we went to nearby Laughing Planet for some refueling :)

Nice job, ladies!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Adventure Thursday: Tryon trails

Weekly tradition continues! Dad and I made the short drive to Tryon after work and spent just under an hour on the trails.
Since Dad was in the middle of a fence-building project and I had an appointment with the eye doctor, we kept it short and sweet - about 2.7 miles.
It was cloudy and even sprinkled a couple drops as we snapped pictures at the trail head. I LOVE the rain :)
Tryon is so close to home and easy for a good workout. But we're also looking forward to Daylight Saving Time. Longer days mean big plans ahead :)

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Terwilliger and a Valentine's anniversary

Brad's been wanting to run the Terwilliger Boulevard hill, so that was our big Valentine's Day adventure.

We parked at the east end of the Hawthorne Bridge and ran together across the river and up to Terwillger, right above Duniway Park. We weren't sure of the best way to go, so we just headed in that direction. After frustratingly hitting several stoplights, we decided to start turning whichever direction had a "walk" sign. It was really fun to zig-zag our way through downtown. "Right!" "Left!"

At Duniway, Brad took off up the ~2-mile hill with the promise of meeting me at the top. I chugged up behind him, arriving not too long after. Getting stronger!
After a short rest to catch our breath at the Chart House, we turned on the turbo and ran hard down to Duniway. I think we'll be ready for Shamrock next month!

Our evening was spent at Friendsview celebrating the 49th anniversary of Brad's Uncle Dick and Aunt Louise. Lou is sitting to my left:
And Dick is in the gray suit on the right:
I wish the photographer had gotten a better picture of them! Oh, well :)


Saturday, February 14, 2015

Adventure Thursday: Tryon, pizza, puzzle

Mom was free this week, so she joined Dad and me for a little Adventure Thursday sweat-fest at Tryon park:
It was really warm and spring-like as we cruised up, up, up and down, down, down the trails for about 4 miles in all. We did some running and some walking.
After quick cleanup, it was time for Bellagios Pizza. Oasis is the best!
The plan was Netflix, but I couldn't get it to work. Boo :( So we turned on Blue Bloods on TV, and I made Dad and Eryn (she did her own workout) finish the puzzle that's been driving me crazy!
I knew I could count on them!!! "Winter Wonderland" was a garage-sale find, missing just two pieces. Not too bad.
Since we're not actually getting winter here this year, I figured I'd live vicariously through my puzzle :)