Summer may finally be here in Portland… after a record-breaking rainy spring, we may finally be getting sunshine. Just to summarize the source of all the complaining- it has rained 52 of the last 67 days and June is already the second wettest on record. This is a lot, even for a city known for it’s rain!
But, the good stuff is on the way. With forecasts in the 80’s for the weekend, Portlanders are going to be one happy bunch. Especially this Portlander, because my bestestest friend Inga arrives in just a few hours for the weekend! We’ve been best friends for our whole lives, since kindergarden. She’s an incredible person- funny, warm, creative, kind, and beautiful. I freaking love her. I can’t wait to spend the weekend with her and Deana and Dana and Zach. We always have such a good time together!! Of course there will be lots of photos.
Speaking of photos, here are a bunch from Portland’s International Test Rose Garden. Zach and I went up there Monday afternoon during a break in the rain. Portland is know as the Rose City and we’re in the middle of the Rose Festival, so I just had to get up there and see the gardens in full bloom. Plus we wanted to play with our sweet new camera!
Before the pics, let me quick update my workouts for the week:
8.0 miles/1:11:25/8:56 average pace
Pretty sure I included this in my last post...
12 miles with Alisa on the Springwater Trail. This was her first ride back after a nasty crash last week and she did great. She was a bit nervous but we took it easy and by the end I think her confidence was way up. She’s awesome.
4.5 miles/35:48/7:57 average pace
Waterfront loop at a quick pace. My first mile was 8:20 and my last mile was 7:39 or something. It was hard!
3.0 miles/no watch
Super quick run through Northwest. Didn’t wear my watch or anything but tried to keep the pace really easy. I was going to go to yoga but ended up at happy hour instead… I need to get back on the yoga train.
I have that Helvetia Half Marathon tomorrow (Saturday) and have pretty low expectations for it. It’s going to be warm and I think it’s pretty hilly, so we’ll see. I’ll post a race report by Monday!
Ok, picture time. Thanks for reading and have a great weekend everyone! :)