The most requested thing for dinner around here? Noodles. With butter.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Shamrock Stride 5k

Yesterday, we took part in Portland's Shamrock Run.  It was our first time.  We did the walking part- the 5k.  For you non-mathy folks, that's 3.1 miles.  It was quite the party- there were 34998 other folks there participating in one of the runs or the walk.
It was 42 degrees out, with a pretty good wind.  We layered, but next time we'll include gloves with our gear.  We saw some gloves and jackets that had been tossed to the side of the road along the route- not because people were littering but because it's tradition.  The discarded garb gets taken to homeless shelters.  It's their way of donating.

Portland prides itself on being weird, and that is what we saw during the event.  I didn't get photos of it all, but there were outlandish costumes, musical groups playing us through our work-out, and dogs of every size and color.
We did the route in less than an hour- about 57 minutes, I think.  That's better than my usual treadmill time of 3 mph.
Afterward, we looked around Portland Saturday Market for awhile, had some lunch, did some shopping, and then took MAX back to our car.  It was a great way to spend a breezy spring morning and I think we will do it again next year!

HOUSE UPDATE-  2 months on the market, 33 showings, no offers.  Everyone says that the house shows really well, but the freeway is too visible and too loud.  Well, duh.  Why do you think I want to move???

1 comment:

  1. WOW! That's a lot of participants!!!! Congrats on doing it with your daughter!!!!