Monday, April 2, 2012

Recharged

Ah - Spring Break is over!  We had such a wonderful time - we went up to Mt. Hood and had so much fun playing in the snow, playing endless games of hide and seek, Uno and go-fish, going for mini-hikes.  It was the perfect family weekend and a great way to recharge.



 

Oh, and I did also get a little running time in this week.  On Tuesday I ran my farthest distance in months - a little over 5 miles.  My foot held up well, so I was really happy about that.   Before we left for the mountain, I went for a 4 mile run with one of my friends in the neighborhood.  When I walked out the door the rain was POURING and the wind was blowing sideways.  Seriously torrential downpour - but we got out there and got the run in.  Can't get wetter than wet, right? 

My coat was so soaked afterwards a puddle of water formed
underneath where it was hanging!
I also got a run in up by the cabin we stayed in.  I went just as it got light out, and it was so beautiful...



These pictures don't do it justice, but it was so pretty.  It was so still and quiet, with only the sound of the creek to be heard - such a peaceful run.

Now it's back to the routine - school, work, etc.  I'm so thankful for the last week to refresh and recharge!

Happy April!

13 comments:

XLMIC said...

What a gorgeous place! We still have a full week of school before Spring Break. My kids will be off for 11 days. Wracking my brain for cheap/free activities...wish the snow was closer for us. Three of my kids have never seen snow...well, that they remember. So glad you are able to run! Yay, cooperative foot!

hiker mom said...

What a great spring break! The pictures are beautiful. Love that you got 5 miles in pain free:)

Julia said...

WOW!!! love your sweet fam pics! it looks like an incredible week :)

Jamie said...

Looks like you had an amazing time! I'm glad you were able to run 5 pain-free miles :) That's always exciting!

Been said...

Love this post! Love your family and you. So glad your foot is feeling better!!! xoxo

jillconyers said...

What fun photos and such a beautiful place to run. We started spring break this week. You played in the snow for spring break and I've been running in shorts :)

Have a great day Kathy!

shannon said...

Looks like you had a great time...I too live in beautiful Oregon...I have a feeling spring will get here soon...lol...I don't like to run in the rain but I will if I'm desperate for a run outside...I hate the dreadmill...looks like the sun is shining now...gotta go run! Blessings

Marissa said...

love the family photos! what a perfect place to run!!

glad you all were able to have fun and recharge...yuck for back to school, work...

Laura said...

Looks beautiful! So glad you had such a great family time, and got to run your longest distance, yay!!

RoseRunner said...

all that moss looks so stunning...I can almost smell the fresh woodsy air. I'm so ready for a vacation!

Kathy said...

Gorgeous!!! Glad your runs went well - as far as rain ... well we can't get wetter once we're soaked so might as well keep going!

Suz and Allan said...

Great pictures Kathy! Looks like an absolutely beautiful place to go.

Jessica Washburn said...

Sounds fabulous, I love your pics and all that snow! How's your foot doing now???

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