Posts from the “running” Category


Posted on April 9, 2023

The weekend: UO Women’s Softball with Nora, new season of sports (Spring soccer), robotics continues, and running with pals! Two complimentary tickets were offered to UO Staff for the game on Friday evening. It was my first time in the relatively new ballpark, and it was quite nice. New season of soccer for Nora. New players, a new coach and new dynamics, but always fun for her. Growing up, indeed! This is a screenshot from the South Eugene Robotics Team’s (SERT) Instagram from their competition that was held in Cheney, Washington, over the weekend. They did really well and now are on their way to the World Championships competition in Houston, Texas in two weeks (!). Jonah seems to have found his niche, as…

Snowy run

Posted on March 5, 2023

In Eugene, we live at an elevation of about 450 feet above sea level. It’s not very high up. However, just down the trail from us is the Ridgeline Trail System, that can take you up to 2000 feet above sea level. It is one of my favorite places to run around here and access is not far from our house. I woke up today to snow on the ground and a running friend and I decided to go out anyways. We headed into the South Hills, up onto the Ridgeline Trail and to the top of Mt. Baldy where the photos below were taken. It was a lovely morning to be out (well, I like this kind of weather – I know it…

Teamwork and floats

Posted on February 6, 2023

Nora had some basketball games this weekend and I was reminded why referees are necessary boundary markers for the games we play. When there are refs, but clear violations of rules are not called, things just get out-of-hand. And they did in one game. In the other game the refs made it clear from the start that they would call penalties which kept the game in good competition. Also a float in Amazon Creek, which flows near our house as seen on my run yesterday.

Time off –

Posted on December 29, 2022

Time off affords me the opportunity to both do some much needed house projects and also to run. Today I ran with two different groups – the Big Timber Running Club group and my long-time UO Noon Runners group. After the second group run (the Noon Runners) we all went to the Hideaway baker for coffee and a danish. John also passed along a calendar he made from photos taken this past year, which was all bonus.