The weekend went by fast, despite having two extra days off. Saturday, after our respective sweat sessions (cycling 40 miles for him and running 12 miles of trail for her), we drove to my grandparents' house on the Oregon Coast.
It was fun to catch up with them, have two fabulous home cooked meals and play cards until my eyelids wouldn't stay open any longer. Oh and we enjoyed some of my grandma's rum cake (not too strong, but oh so light and fluffy).
On the drive home, we experienced some rare snow in Oregon as we drove over the pass. Nothing that my little Corolla couldn't handle though with a Michigan born driver at the wheel!
Nice and sunny with a few flakes along the road...
Coming down a bit more steady now...
Okay, getting nervous. We passed a wreck coming the other direction.
Hello, snow! The manfriend was pretty excited actually to see some legit snow in our region.
And an hour or so later, back to blue skies and clear roads, just like normal.
We stopped by Trader Joe's when we got to town for grocery supplies. Dinner was straight out of the February Real Simple - Cauliflower Penne Puttanesca! Quick, easy and yum.
Did you do something fun on your day(s) off? On days off like today (MLK Day), I generally do extra sweating, hit up a coffee shop, read and do a few house chores.
On the running front: These long trail runs are kicking my butt. I'm really feeling it in my right side (the weaker glute/hammy). I swear, if people are looking for a toned rear, all you need to do is run or hike hills on a regular basis.
At the same time, I know this hilly trail work is not only advantageous for the Hagg Lake 25K, but will be great base and strength builder for the Eugene Marathon (even though it's flat). I just need to keep up the yoga and stretching, which I made time for this weekend.
We also got a light dusting of snow here in Eugene so it was fun to run with flakes falling on my face yesterday evening. Feels like a special treat when it comes only once or twice a year!
On a sunny note, we booked our vacation to Puerto Vallarta. I. can't. wait.