Beat the Heat!
I don't know about you, but this weekend was a scorcher! People in Oregon complain of the heat when it hits 90 so Saturday's high of 101 wasn't exactly pleasant.
But come rain or high temps, weddings must go on. High school friend Jackie married James whom she met in the town we grew up in at the local athletic club. Jackie's mom was actually the matchmaker.
We got to the wedding shortly before the ceremony and stayed in the shade sipping on ice cold water until it was time to take a seat.
After the ceremony, we all loaded up on more hydration and tried to stay in the shade.
I loved their cake and wedding topper. Jackie even made the topper herself. Candy bar is in the background.
Jessica's baby, Evelyn is now 1 and walked her first steps on Saturday! She is adorable.
The high school crew who came from Salt Lake City, Seattle, Eugene and in between to celebrate.
As the evening started cooling off, the dancing began as well as a life size game of Jenga.
The night ended with heading downtown Portland for a few drinks before we called it a night.
Sunday we went to breakfast at the Waffle Window - trying to spend every last minute with friends we don't get to see often enough.
I went with a savory waffle topped with gruyere cheese and ham topped with maple syrup - definite flavor explosion.
Then the manfriend and I checked out Cathedral Park under the St. Johns Bridge. Beautiful views and architecture.
Sunday was another scorcher. I honestly do NOT do well with heat. I was getting pretty cranky and tired when we got home so I took a nap and then a cool shower.
After the nap, we ventured to Chipotle for an air conditioned, easy meal and Trader Joe's for the week's grocery supplies.
Our views on the way home were spectacular.
On the running front: The manfriend and I did a little trail running/mt bike riding on Saturday morning before the wedding. I opted to have last week be a recovery week because my body clearly needed it and because the week prior had been a bit harder. I'm hoping this week my body is back on track with what I have in mind for it. ;)