I celebrated my 30th b-day with friends back at home this weekend.
Zach and I started the day off with a great trail run in Forest Park. The past several years I’ve run a “Happy Birthday Half Marathon,” but this year that had to be adjusted. I don’t think I mentioned it on here but I twisted my foot really bad a couple weeks ago and just to be safe I didn’t run at all the week before our trip. I ran twice in Europe and it was fine, but I knew running 13 miles would be a bit much. So I settled on a “Metric Half Marathon” which is 8.14 miles. Random I know! We ran up in Forest Park on the Wildwood Trail. That stretch of the Wildwood isn’t very hilly but in order to get TO the trail you have to climb up like 500 feet over a half a mile on the Wild Cherry Trail. I’ve done this before but always have to take walk breaks. Yesterday I made it all the way up without walking!! I never thought that was possible. Zach said “Isn’t that a great way to start your 30’s? Doing the impossible?” :) Once we were up on the Wildwood we had a great run. I was feeling really good and my foot doesn’t hurt at all anymore. It was really foggy and humid and about 65 degrees.
Heading up, up, up the Wild Cherry Trail:
I did it!!!
We spent the evening with friends at a nice restaurant in Northwest Portland, it was so fun to see everyone! It was a really wonderful birthday celebration. :)
Thanks for reading! :)