We had discussed a lot how we really wanted a laptop anyway, since the whole desk area takes up a lot of room in our minuscule apartment and so I could be free of said mini apartment and could take my "career development business" to local bookstores and coffee shops and whathaveyous. So, rather than fix it we put all the funds into our slick new toy, an HP laptop! G70-250US for those who give a crap. We got it at Fry's in Wilsonville. It's nice and so fantastically mobile! Unemployment just got a whole lot less depressing!!
I got my run in after all, and Zach and I ran an easy 10 miles on Saturday. All is well.
4.0 miles/34:58/8:44 average pace
10.0 miles/1:27:43/8:46 average pace
totals for the week
run: 25 miles
bike: 15.4 miles
(I'm warming myself up to the thought of doing/posting actual biking and swimming. Yeep! ... Hey, wait... Let's flash back to this in seven months when those numbers are enormous and I'm riding more than sleeping and have chlorine coursing through my veins.)
Yesterday (Sunday) we drove out visit some friends on the coast. We hiked around some in the forest, but I didn't have my camera. We drove to the beach near Lincoln City and watched the sunset and there are tons of pictures of that below. It was gorgeous and not too cold at all- a lot warmer than Portland for sure. I couldn't resist the flat stretch of natural beauty and took off in a sprint to the end of the beach. Then I jogged back all giddy. "Didja see me didja see me?" Then I did it again. hehe, I'm such a dork. I felt like a gazelle though, it was rad. Zach did take some pictures the second time and while not particularly gazelle-like they are some cool shots. We found a cute little Mexican restaurant for dinner and then it took a couple of hours of windy dark roads to get home. It was a fun exploring day.
Today we drove out to Beaverton and ran a little, then went to the Aquatic Center and signed up for an annual swim pass. We're starting master's swim class this week with the Barracudas. It's a very nice swim facility out there. Our run was short, hilly, and fast. I was wheezing pretty good and was reminded I should be using my inhaler. Part of the trail went along the creek on this neat extended boardwalk- felt like Yellowstone NP. Anyone?
4.0 miles/32:32/8:08 ave
Beaverton powerline trail and Willow Creek trail
I'm cycling tomorrow and then going to master's and of course watching all the inauguration stuff! My running plan for the week is pretty normal- I'm doing a half marathon next Sunday but I don't really I'm suited right now to run very fast, so I don't know if I really want to or need to taper at all. Don't you need to train to taper?
Happy New President Everyone!!!