The seasons are finally starting to change; there is a chill in the air, a few days of rain have fallen, and leaves are floating to the ground. Soon winter will be here and we will be able to stop incessantly checking our iPhone weather apps to see if there is snow on the way!Continue reading “Fade to Winter Movie Premiere in Portland”
Love adventures and the outdoors? Then let’s do something together to protect the places we play! CLIF Bar has teamed up with several vital environmental non-profit partners to protect our mountains, oceans, lakes, trails, backcountry and other wildlands. And as an outdoor enthusiast this is a cause I’m happy to support! Celebrate, share and inspireContinue reading “Clif Moments”
There are two things that almost all hikers have in common: we work hard and play hard. And on July 22nd, I’d like to add a third, relax hard. Find two trees along the trail or even just in your backyard and kick up your kicks on National Hammock Day. Don’t have a hammock?….shame onContinue reading “National Hammock Day Photo Contest”
With mud from my toes to my nose and sloshing through my shoes, I waded through waist deep mud and over heaps of slippery dirt with only one thing on my mind, finishing. Exhaustion setting in and my knees splitting from an old injury…and falling on my face around mile 5, the cold mud forContinue reading “Getting Muddy at Tough Mudder”
I’m crossing my fingers and my toes (and praying that they all come back in one piece) because this weekend I’m going to answer the big question: Am I tough enough? Here’s why. I’m competing in the Tough Mudder race in Las Vegas: Look forward to…hopefully a fun post next week recapping the adventure!
Who else agrees that recess was one of the best things about elementary school? From the monkey bars to tether ball, it was all about getting outside, burning off some excess energy and having fun! Now that I work inside all day…plus some of the night, taking a ten minute break can be hard toContinue reading “Worldwide Recess Day: #Take10”
The 90s may be alive and well in Portland but two hours south in Eugene, Oregon the 60s are flourishing like a flower child. From tie dye, tattooed and topless to forest fairies and free-spirit skippers, the hippie in everyone comes crawling out of the closet for three days each summer at the Oregon CountryContinue reading “Getting My Hippie On at the Oregon Country Fair”
The kissing statues on the boardwalk in Olympia, Washington during the Wooden Boat Festival.
Last Sunday all of my hard training came together as I crossed the finish line at Hayward field for the Eugene Marathon half. After 13.1 miles I was exhilarated to have finished my first race in 02:27:48. My legs were a tad tired – my hips started hurting around mile 12 – but otherwise IContinue reading “Running the Eugene Marathon Half”
Trading in my hiking shoe for the day, I took to a different kind of trail in Eugene, Oregon – the Ale Trail for Zwicklemania. Featuring dozens of Oregon breweries and brewpubs across the state, Zwicklemania is a sudsy celebration of craft brew. In its fourth year, Zwicklemania is a free event hosted by theContinue reading “Zwicklemania: Eugene Brewery Tour”