Monday, September 13, 2010

From Warriors to Pasta

Wow - what an awesome weekend!

(muddy pic from left to right is Me, Jerri and Jo)

One of my best friends, Tanya came up to Portland for the weekend. We have been planning this trip for a while and no one could prepare us for the amazing time that it was!

Saturday kicked it all off with The Warrior Dash. If you have never done this type of race or event before then you should absolutely put it on your calendar for 2011. They do these events all over the US. Grab some friends, make a costume and then insert laughter and mud. It's pretty awesome and I'm looking forward to doing the next one.

The evening was filled with good food and some beer - great for recovery by the way! :-)

Sunday we were sore and bruised from Warrior Dash but our spirits were good! The Pints2Pasta 10K was right downstairs from our home and the excitement was building. You can see the Spaghetti Factory from our balcony and the buses were lined up to shuttle all of us up to the start of the race which was at ADIDAS HQ. Today was a challenge for Tanya as it was her first road 10K and for me it was the first time I've ran 6.2 miles in my Vibram Five Fingers. My feet felt great while running and today on a recovery day - my feet, shins and calves feel awesome!

We ended Sunday with a short hike up to Multnomah Falls and enjoyed dim-sum for brunch. It was a great weekend that were filled with "golden moments." It was a weekend to remember always.

Thanks for reading.

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