Saturday's long run was happily, for my lately less often used legs, slightly on the shorter side at 8 miles. Mostly flat (with a nice bit of a hill at the beginning and end), we ran out of the neighborhood in Sellwood onto the Springwater Trail, traveling the opposite direction of our usual Springwater run that starts at OMSI.
The day was chilly, damp, and cloudy, yet it did not rain except to sprinkle mid-run as a cool off. This run is one of our favorites: post-run, we go to the Portland Juice Press, grab some delicious, fresh juices, hydrate, and munch on home-made snacks before splitting up and going home. I got my favorite juice, "the OM" (hazelnut milk, date, vanilla bean, sea salt), and "the GURU" (apple, beet, carrot). Totally recommend this place if you haven't tried them, yet!
This was the perfect re-initiation into regular running. Just what I needed.
Getting back in the game, on new territory.
And it's on.
Kicking off the commitments, I will run my second marathon in May: the Newport Marathon. Officially registered tonight!
When is your next race?