Our mutual friend, Jessy, drove in from Cali and she binged with us. I think by the end of the weekend, we were all hurting.
Here's a rundown of our weekend:
Fly into Portland LATE Friday night. Stay up chit chatting.
Wake up EARLY Saturday morning and head out for the Portland Color Run. Run a 5k, get colorful, jump, dance, sweat, sing and take a gazillion photos.
|Our new friend|
|The must have action shot|
Lunch, relax outside while Rebecca's boys nap, and decide we should run again.
We drive out to Saint Lucia Falls (seriously, I should live here) and run 2 miles on trails... not pretty inner-city trails, but trip over roots and barely muster up rocky hills, trails. We get lost. We get turned around again. We take silly Yoga photos at the falls post-run.
|We made it to the falls|
Stay up late chit chatting, drinking wine and eating guacamole!
|Under the draw bridge that connects WA and OR|
|That's right! SEVEN miles!|
|Post-run scenic lookout over the Columbia River|
After showers, we snag lunch in the car and head to Multnomah Falls where we hike 1/2 mile up steady inclines, a crazy small bridge and plenty of switchbacks... so worth it for the gorgeous view.
It was amazing to see how the three of us could come together after 18 months apart and have our paces match up... not just in running, but in life. I have admired these ladies for their abilities to mother (and mother so well!) and run, to boot. I never, ever thought I'd be a runner, let alone on several runs with them! I continue to be amazed by their awesomeness, and just wish I could have shared a plate of pancakes with their cute faces. Love ya, my West Coast Sole Sisters!
Now, I think it's time for a running detox... my shins will thank me in a week or so!