Well, it feels like Christmas is upon us! The manfriend and I swung by the mall on Saturday and nearly every row and spot was filled with shoppers. Talk about madness. Glad we were only running into one store!
Sweet socks such as these are only worn for special occasions. One of those occasions is our friend Lonn's 120+ person Over the River and through the Woods 10K. This is the second year I've participated and as expected, it was a blast.
Ready to jingle all the way (and not be hit by cars)
This unofficial race/fun run starts at a gym in Creswell, OR at 8am where we all run either 4 or 6 hilly miles to Lonn's family's house to dine on cinnamon rolls, pulled pork, fruit, orange juice, coffee, champagne, brownies, you name it! Lonn's family generously provides everything and hosts over 100 sweaty runners for the morning.
In turn, we all donate to a chosen food bank. This year we raised over $1,900 for South Lane Food Bank. Pretty impressive!
Almost to the finish... just a 1/2 mile uphill to
Thanks to Long Run Pictures for the great photo!
I finished in 52:55, which was about :55 slower than last year, but I wasn't pushing it and I opted to walk twice. The manfriend beat me by 40 seconds.
These runners don't mess around. There was even a massage therapist on site.
The other great thing about this race is the prizes! Lonn had some great donations and items gathered, including Picky Bars, running tops, coffee, hot cocoa, etc and at least half the attendees won something!
After a few hours of eating, chatting and holiday merriment, we drove home, showered up and hit the road bound for Portland. My brother and Sabrina were hosting a white elephant holiday party.
Long day, but oh so worth it.
This morning we headed to breakfast at The Screen Door! Portland has a never ending amount of fabulous breakfast places. It's fun to explore a new one each time we visit.
After the hour wait, I devoured my food. I had the mushroom omelet special with caramelized onions - seriously good!
My knee has been a little tweaky the last few days so I opted to walk a few miles this morning, but otherwise, we spent several hours in the car.
After a long, jam packed weekend, Jimmy Johns for dinner and sitting on the couch watching football and reading blogs was JUST what I needed. Hope your weekend treated you well!