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Weekend Recap: A Run, Some Sun, and Some Fun

I’m getting really tense watching the Bachelor finale, so I figured I would blog a little bit to release some tension. If Chris doesn’t pick Whitney, I DON’T KNOW WHAT I’LL DO. That’s clearly not true, my life will go on, but for some reason I’m super into this season. It’s gotta be my Iowa pride. 

It continues to be gorgeous in Oregon, and now we are all on pins and needles waiting for the inevitable rain to start pouring down. Our Runner Chick training run this weekend was 5 miles, which my legs were just not feeling, but hopefully the next few days of workouts will get them loosened up because hubby and I are signed up for a St. Patty’s 10k on Saturday morning. 

After our group run, my running buddy and I hit up Tom’s Pancake House for some much needed refueling. I’ve never been a huge pancake fan, but these bad boys are da bomb. I can eat them on their own, no syrup, no butter, just pure delicious fluffy semi-sweet pancakes. And they are even better when you pair them with some country sausage and two eggs fried over medium. 

Saturday night we hit up our first Timbers game…THE first Timbers game of the season. Beforehand we stopped at Laughing Planet, a local chain that serves healthy bowls and wraps with local ingredients and lots of veggies, and split some jambalaya. 

Then a whole plate of Tillamook cheese foods at the stadium. 

The match ended in a tie (lame) but it was fun, as always!

There’s still an hour left before After the Final Rose and I’m already binge-eating Trader Joes Brown Sugar Frosted Shredded Wheat (no milk, just tossing them back plain). 

Your turn: Are you dealing with Snowmageddon, or are you living it up in the sun?

What cereal do you find yourself snacking on?

Pancakes or waffles? Normally I’m #teamwaffle but Tom’s pancakes make me question all my life choices. 

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Summertime Addiction

First of all, I’m an idiot for not realizing that I basically described my Highline hike in the exact same words, in two subsequent posts. Sorry about that. That’s what happens when you blog once a month, I guess.

It’s Labor Day weekend, which sadly means that Summer is drawing to a close. Hubby is back to work, with a classroom full of everything you could ever imagine. Including some sweet visual schedule flashcards that I made him today. Working the laminator in a stuffy workroom on a 90 degree day is sure my idea of a good time. I’ve spent the majority of my weekend in various elementary school classrooms. It always makes me want to be a teacher, but mostly for the decorating.

As I reflect on everything we’ve done this summer, one big component has been the hottest thing to hit Hillsboro in a long time – minor league baseball. The Hillsboro Hops, to be specific (yes, Hops as in beer hops, that’s how we do it out here). Friday was the last regular season home game (this is a Class A Short Season team), and although they lost, it was a great time as always, capped off with a beautiful fireworks display set to one of my favorite Simon & Garfunkel songs, “America.”

Hubby was excited about this team from the get-go, since he LOVES baseball. I was moderately excited for something new to do, outside. But we seriously fell in LOVE with the ballpark, the team, and the Hops Nation fanbase. First of all, there’s not a bad seat in the stadium – everywhere you go, you feel like you are part of the action. We were fortunate enough to get a lot of front row seats (thank you Craigslist), and let me tell you, there’s nothing better than sipping a beer and resting your legs on the tiny cement wall separating you from a lot of future MLB stars. The season started rough, but they picked up their stride, the fans were constantly supportive, and they’ve looked really impressive the last few weeks. Our summer has been so crazy rain-free that every game was beautiful, and most involved GORGEOUS sunsets.

Plus, this is just a crazy nice group of guys. They sign autographs for every little kid and baseball fanatic that comes their way. I know that they change out most of the team every year, so I can only hope that next year’s roster is as great. Speaking of next year, we are splitting season tickets right behind the dugout, which I’m pretty stoked about.

What about you, what’s your favorite summertime activity?





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