Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Hello from Portland!

I'm actually in Lake Oswego right now but it's not too far outside the city! And, I did have dinner Portland last night so, it kinda counts. (This is day 2 of my Portland business trip!!)

Did everyone get to watch all the inauguration celebration today? I didn't get to watch it live but did catch the highlights at the gym, near my hotel. I didn't get a chance to run yesterday but today, I got a 7 miler at the gym after work. (I feel like I just repeated myself!?!) It was a great run, I did about 9 min/mile pace! Thank goodness the gym was relatively empty!

I don't have any pictures of Portland for you, but I do have photos of my run from this weekend. I did a 16 miler Saturday morning with my running group starting from the San Leandro Marina to the San Mateo Bridge. (8 miles out and back!) It was a gorgeous day and a decent run. I averaged about 10 min miles, a bit slower than usual but I'm happy that I ran the whole thing. And, it was a tad bit warm for me, again. Not hot, but warm. Maybe low 60s. I can describe how the beautiful this run was but as the saying goes, pictures speak thousand words. :-)

The San Leandro Marina Park
The View from the San Leandro Marina Park


More gorgeous views...



Part of the marina trail
START of the trail!
Me at the end of the run. I look surprisingly normal after the 16 miles!
(And not too bad without make up!)
Sorry, don't want to make anyone jealous but yeah, in shorts and a tech shirt...And last photo of the night... from Aron's surprise birthday dinner on Friday!

Kristin, Maritza, Aron, Tara and yours truly...

OH! And, woohoo for the 44th President of United States!
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40 comments:

  1. ahhhhh, shorts, can't wait to wear them again! Great pics, and awesome job on the 16 miles!

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  2. I love the 'start' photo. It's like your own special training course!

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  3. Ugh, your pictures are so painfully pretty. I kind of was considering taking my camera out for a run, but unfortunately, my surroundings look like a frozen wasteland, especially in comparison to beautiful CA. Ugh, so jealous!

    And you look like a model post-run. Gooooorgeous!

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  4. that's it I need to move, the midwest is just not that pretty

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  5. Really nice pictures.. sounds like a great run

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  6. Great pics and you look fabulous after 16 miles!

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  7. What? Where is the snow? LOL JK! Looks fantastic chica!

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  8. Man I wish I could run outside in shorts right now. I hate this three and four layer crap. Congrats on the 16 miles.

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  9. Wow, that is some beautiful scenery! Awesome job on the 16-miler and you you look great!

    Enjoy the rest of your business trip!

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  10. i really need to get over to that trail soon!!! great job on the runs!

    thank you again for coming friday night!!! :)

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  11. Wow what a view! 60's and 70's is perfect running temps for me! I love being able to wear shorts and a tank without being frigid. Good job on the treadmill run. See you soon!

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  12. Great pics - love the views. You look awesome after your run!

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  13. Nice run, how beautiful. You look super cute too! Sounds like you are running strong!

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  14. where did you have dinner? hope you're having a good time down in the L.O. :) you look so pretty after running! don't you sweat??

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  15. Wow how did you get the pictures to be so clear? Did you have to stop running? have fun on your business trip! Great job getting in the run!

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  16. Enjoy the rest of your trip! If you have a moment, mentally transmit to me some of that sixteen-miler strength, okay? (As for me, I'm filing these photos away as "you look CUTE without makeup, fresh-faced and dewy" evidence!)

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  17. Yay for 7 miles at your gym while on a business trip! Dedication!

    Also, how do you look so adorable after a 16 miler? Where's all the salt crust and snot that should be on your face???? Are you sure you ran? It's not fair, you look too cute.

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  18. Don't you just love our cold Oregon weather ; )

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  19. NICE JOB on that long run! And great pics!!!

    And YAY Obama!! Good luck, Mr. President!

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  20. These pics are GORGEOUS!! Great job on the run. I am jealous at the shorts and tshirt but I got to do that in Florida, it is a great feeling! Cute pic of the b'day surprise dinner!

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  21. Ooo! Looks like you had a lovely 16 miler :) Have fun in Portland!

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  22. Your pictures are georgous Julianne! I'm jealous. All i see is snow, ice, slush and MORE snow! UgH! Have fun and be safe this week/weekend!

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  23. Nice layout!

    ARGH - looking at your gorgeous pics is causing me physical pain. And SHORTS?! Ouch.

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  24. Thanks for sharing your 16 mile run, looks gorgeous!! Good job with your 7 miler as well!

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  25. So great to meet you tonight! And fantastic photos. Enjoy Lake O!

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  26. Beautiful pictures...you always capture the beauty of the places you run. Do you run with a camera...those can't be from your cellphone?

    And definitely woohoo!

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  27. looks like a beautiful run and you looking oh so gorgeous after!!! good job on getting your runs in while you're on a business trip as well!

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  28. You look great at the end of your run. Sometimes even when I'm trying to look perky I just have "fatigue" written all over my face.

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  29. Great pics as usual! Hope you had a great time in Portland :)

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  30. You look fantastic, as always! I love that run.

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  31. I hope you enjoyed your trip! I have a couple friends from Lake Oswego, that's kind of funny. Great pictures, thanks for sharing!

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  32. I couldn't pass up your blog w/o saying hello as soon as I saw the title!!

    My inlaws are livin in San Fran now. Hope you have a great weekend. I look forward to coming back and seeing some running tips!! :)

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  33. Dang. Shorts AND short-sleeve shirt with that beautiful scene. I'm ALL sorts of jealous!

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