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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Oregon race day

A great course today.  The morning started a bit rainy but quickly cleared up.  A few hills to tackle but for the most part a fairly flat course.

I finished in 1:45:47 with an 8:15 mile pace.  The crowds were great and the weekend tons of fun.

I'm OK with my time but hope to bring it back down to the 1:30s next month.  

Up next will be Milwaukee.

Oregon day 2

A great second day in Portland.  It started with a great brunch at Tasty n Alder with my good friends Jenne and Brandon.

From there I took a quick drive down to the waterfront to walk around the Saturday market.  It was a perfect day for the market and I spent a good hour walking around the various stands.

Afterwards I took a drive over to the Japanese Gardens and Rose Garden.  The grounds were beautiful and I took a lot of pictures to document it.  A great place to visit when in Portland.

From there I met Jenne at Portland Bar & Grill downtown for happy hour where I got to take a few pictures of the Portland skyline.  A great day and end to the weekend before tackling my next half marathon this morning.

More pics to come soon.

Time for brunch

Saturday Market by the waterfront

This guy was really good.

The view upon arrival at the Japanese Gardens

Rose Garden

The infamous Voodoo Doughnut (this is as far as I got as the line was around the corner)

The view from Portland Bar & Grill