Daily Archives: July 1, 2020

My Mom visited Portland in February!


Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Monday

31-Jan-2020 through 03-Feb-2020


My Mom came out to visit!

The weekend started with a perfect sunset – Seriously, this glorious combination of vibrant color and fish-scale clouds, all merging into an iridescent sheen across the sky.  See?  It was so beautiful that I become poetic.  If that doesn’t tell you how good it was… I don’t know what could.

On Saturday, Sarah and I, along with our friends, ran a 5K!

The rest of the trip though, was pretty relaxing.  I believe we did a few short walks around the neighborhood, but… it was mostly just a chance to catch up, relax, and enjoy the quiet company.

Cheese plates and fires included, of course!

The worst day of the year run – Running my second 5K!


Saturday, 01-Feb-2020

I ran my second 5K, and my Mom came out to watch!

It’s exciting!

I didn’t quite do as well as I’d hoped, unfortunately, but I was still proud that I was able to get out and keep going. It was tough… I’d actually say that it was harder than the first time we ran this race, surprisingly. I think the difference was that, for the last race, both Sarah and I had been focusing on running as a method of physical therapy and recovery. But this time, neither of us had really been running much at all, except as short warmups before climbing or lifting.

But you know what? Even if my time wasn’t great, I still finished the race. I call that a win. Especially in the rain, and especially having ran it with friends!