Over the weekend, temps in Portland reached the mid 80’s and everywhere you looked, people were out and about doing fun, summery outdoorsy things. Coming from San Francisco, its hard to imagine ever needing or being able to wear shorts for an entire day (let alone a couple of hours!) and even more so, getting to actually don a swimsuit (without also carrying a sweatshirt and thick blanket).
Since the heat was on and seemed to be sticking around for awhile, we got out and took full advantage.
After a super fun doggie (and human) playdate with Tiffany and Moxie the Ridge on Friday at Sellwood Riverfront Park, I just knew I needed to take Abbie and Casey back.
So on Saturday, after a beautiful (and hilly!) 9 miles morning run in Forest Park with Casey, we packed up some towels, the Chuck-it, Abbie dog, and plenty of water and headed for Sellwood Riverfront Park.
By the time we got out to the river, it was jam packed with people, dogs, and kayaks / canoes and pretty every other type of “boat” you can imagine.
We found a spot in the sand, laid out some towels, and stripped down to our cute new prAna swim suits
After Abbie got tired of playing with
harassing all of the other dogs on the beach, we got to work trying to get her comfortable in the water. We first used her ball to get her to walk out up to her belly and then of course to get her in farther, we had to carry her out to where she couldn’t stand and let her swim back to shore.
We’re pretty sure that despite her uncertainty in the water, that she had a ball (get it)…
And so did we…
Sunday morning we headed back out for the trails for a short, “family” trail run – basically meaning a short enough distance so that Abbie could also go. It would’ve been a ton of fun had we not mistakenly taken the fireroad instead of the main trail. The thing is we had taken that same fireroad so many times before and it had been a great (and tough!) climb – all singletrack – which is why we liked it so much. Last week we noticed it was getting pretty overgrown and we got stung and pricked by the mean, thorny, nasty little plants out there. So we tempted fate and gave it another go. About mid way up, the mean plants started pricking and stabbing at us begging us to get out. We tromped on, getting pricked and stung all the way up the hill. After a bunch of scratches and some itchy, burning legs from Casey, we decided to cut it short and make it a quick 3 miler. We scrambled home to wash the sting off our skin and get ourselves ready for our late afternoon yoga date with Liz (and it was FABULOUS and just what the doctor ordered!).
How was y’alls weekends?
Stay sweaty friends!
Coach Henness saysJune 1, 2015 at 7:42 am
YAY! I’m so glad you took the family back on Saturday. I would’ve done the exact same if I hadn’t been working. Sellwood Riverfront was definitely a great find! Abbie will be on a paddleboard with you in no time! 😀
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Jamie saysJune 1, 2015 at 3:05 pm
haha, I think she’ll be on someone’s paddleboard…. 😉 She was READY!