Posts from the nature Category

I ran today – a good long run – I was out for 16 miles. I’ve been doing the RunHub store’s training program for the Eugene Marathon / Half Marathon (I’m in the Half group). Today was our longest run before race day, the 25th of April. It was a beautiful morning to be out, the town FULL of runners, including many college running teams in town for the first Track & Field meet at the new Hayward Field. When they pass me, it feels like I am walking. They are good. I stopped and snapped this shot near my turnaround point near Dorris Ranch park. Lovely trail & lovely spot. I finished my run at the Provisions coffee shop near home, so I could grab a drink and a scone and walk the rest. Solid recovery.

Willamette River

awakened early – 2:00 am-ish to the sound of rain and wind tapping the window & pushing on the walls. Went to the front porch area and stepped to this:

we live on bashaw clay soil here – expansive clay – which has a whole host of issues for a cement slab house such as ours. the big oak tree out front still stands, even as the ground becomes saturated by these rains and the water runs off towards amazon creek. when it rains and blows I wonder if it’ll come down but so far, nope. and whew.

The view from the top of Mt. Pisgah as I headed down towards the east entrance. The cloud deck was low, the green was spectacular and people were few this morning. All in all a good day for a run.

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