Friday eve! What are your plans for the weekend? I have none. NONE! It’s the first time in about 9 weeks where my agenda has nothing on it. I’m hoping for a hike and some time to read (this book) and maybe brunch. It’s been awhile since I’ve brunched.
But anyways, here are some fun things I’ve found this week:
- These no bake pumpkin spice latte bites. I made them. You should too.
- A little about locker room talk.
- Important tips: how to tie a blanket scarf.
- Look for these gems when thrift shopping.
- This marble wallpaper, I’m obsessed!
And in case you’re curious, I survived the Portland Marathon! As I mentioned last week, I ran it with my friend Lindsey “for fun”. And you know what?! It was fun! I didn’t stress about what my Garmin was telling me. Instead I was relaxed and just enjoyed the experience. Lindsey was great to run it with – we chatted the whole way, clapped/danced for all the sideline entertainment, and took a quick selfie on the St. Johns Bridge. She was so encouraging throughout the whole marathon. I don’t think I could have survived without her! Ok, I probably could have, but it would have been way slower and way less fun.
For the minimal training that I did for this marathon (in comparison to my previous ones) I set my goal time for 4:30 and snuck in at 4:26. I think I got what I deserved, but we must’ve been ignoring the tangents, because my Garmin told me I ran 26.85 miles. Overall I felt pretty good. My hip flexors were starting to feel it at about mile 6, but man oh man, that sea level oxygen sure did help!
I told myself I wasn’t going to run another marathon, but this positive experience in Portland may have changed my mind? Idk. We shall see!
Besides running I was able to explore a little bit of Portland – VooDoo Doughnuts, Powell’s Books, Stumptown Coffee, Brewery Running Series at Base Camp Brewing, and a visit with family that I haven’t seen if far too long.
Here’s some pics: