Last year I took the plunge and decided to try the Helvetia Half Marathon. I had such a good time, I did it again this year.
It has been a couple years, but I finally made it back to be an Oregon Poultry Swap vendor. OPS has grown a lot over the years and are now known for more than just poultry. It makes for a fun event. There was, of course, many chickens and other poultry for sale. Also rabbits and pigs. Plants, honey, homemade soap, and craft items, too.
I’m not sure when running a marathon crept into my thoughts. The last I recall thinking I don’t have any desire to run 26+ miles. I even tried to hush the vague whisperings in my head when they first started showing up. Then, at some point a few months ago, I decided I would go for it. But, before I would commit and sign up
In August I completed the Bridge of the Gods Half Marathon. It was an event I’d heard about and thought about doing. So, when my friend, Molly, asked if I would do it with her for her first half marathon, I said, “Of course!” The actual Bridge of the Gods spans the Columbia River connecting Washington & Oregon. Recently the bridge has gained popularity due
The Vernonia Half Marathon marked my 5th half in a year, as well as my 5th half marathon ever. Last May I ran my first half at Disneyland. Apparently the enjoyment outweighed the pain and agony since I keep going back for more. I commemorated #5 by wearing the same outfit as I wore at my first one. Trust me, I felt like I needed
Saturday I completed my first run event of 2016. It was a 10K hosted by Oregon Road Runners Club. It rained for weeks, then school was out for the holidays, so the majority of my training was on the elliptical throughout December. I was unsure how this run would go since it had been awhile since my running shoes actually hit pavement. But, I did