It’s been a bit of a whirlwind month. We were lucky enough to host one friend for the past three weeks, and two additional friends for a long weekend overlapping that time. Much fun and merriment ensued, along with quite a few outdoor activities.
I was able to sneak in a few solo hikes:
And I dragged brought my friends along a few too:
But not all our fun contributed to our elevation goal:
This week I was putting on an event/conference for four days in Portland. Since I was still in town I was able to sneak in some training, but I was TIRED.
Working a 12 hour day, only to come home and do two hours of biking in the dark is hard (though, the bike ride itself was mostly good).
On Thursday I did my fastest set of Tabor laps yet (10 laps of stairs (1,200ft gain) in 46 minutes). I was pretty worn down, but it felt really good to sweat a bit. I was in a rush because I … Continue reading
So, apparently Saturday’s are the day we DO THINGS now. Mostly because even though we’re both super lucky to have flexible jobs, I’m still pulling 50+ hour work weeks and it’s often easiest to do that during ‘regular business hours’.
This past week I got to catch up a bit on training after my Dad was in town last week. We’d been talking about doing a double Mount Defiance hike for a while, and this seemed like a promising week to do it.
Since we weren’t getting any biking in, we went for a training ride on Friday which we … Continue reading
So I have to back up a bit to talk about our first 10,000ft day back on Saturday, March 30th. Mostly because I was so proud that we accomplished it, and it was a big deal for me!
We knew wanted to do a double sport day and combine both biking and hiking to start getting the feel of working through two sports. As previously mentioned I’d never done a double Dog Mountain day, so that seemed like a great place to start. Paul has always wanted to take me up 7mile hill in Mosier via bike as well, so … Continue reading
Yesterday we were going to do two laps on Dog Mountain [ie: The Double Dog Dare], which I’d never done (despite two previous, half hearted attempts).
This is really because they were the type of attempts where in the car you think, “Maybe I’ll do this twice!”. And then you start up, and about ten minutes in you think, “Yeah! I feel awesome! Nature is awesome! I’ll 100% definitely do this again”. But after all the up (and, maybe more importantly, all the down) you get back to the parking lot, and you think about how warm and comfy the … Continue reading