Wednesday, August 11, 2010

City Living, but no City Running!

First off...What a difference a MONTH can make.  July was not one of the best months, actually besides my marathon, June and July have been tough.  I have talked a little about the craziness and the good news is that my rental house is rented and new tenants have moved in!  So happy that we are done cleaning and fixing it up and now we can start collecting rent again!  Whew!  Answer to PRAYER...BIG TIME! 

The really exciting thing is that the boys and I are on VACATION!  Oh yes!  We are in Portland and getting ready to head out with my brother and mom for a week to a resort in Central Oregon.  Hubby had to work, but we are so thankful for all he does so we can do fun things like this!  We came to Portland today so that we wouldn't have such a long drive. The 3 hour drive, alone made me question if this was such a good idea?  I will let you know next week!  My mom and her husband recently sold their beautiful home to move and their new place is AMAZING.  They are in Downtown Portland on the 30th floor and the views are breathtaking.  Wish I had some pictures to share.  We had such a fun afternoon going to the park and playing in a little fountain/water park a block down.  The boys had a blast and so did I as I watched them having a ton of fun.  Oh the simple things that kids like!  I don't live in a city but have always wanted to experience what it's like and now that my mom lives here I will get glimpses into City living.  It's only been 8 hours since I got here, but so far...City Living is COOL.  We walked to Spaghetti Factory for lunch and walked to the street car and took a ride on the tram (more like a gondola).  So much fun and the boys loved all of it.

Oh, but the bad news is that I had planned a 10 miler with my BFF this morning thinking I would be able to squeeze it in, but no luck.  I figured I would have time to pack and get everything ready the few days before, but I am a total procrastinator and never really dive into packing until 8pm the night before a trip and last night was no different. Got all the laundry done, but the packing took a back seat. I was so hoping to get 10 miles in so that I could go into my vacation feeling good about having a long run done, but looks like I am going to have to do 10 miles at our destination.  It's the thought that counts, right...right?  I was thinking of trying to squeeze an evening run in tonight, but after a glass of wine I thought just enjoying the view from the living room was the best idea.

I just saw the most beautiful, orange sunset in the distance as I wrote this and now it's gone!  Goodnight to you all and HAPPY RUNNING!

8 comments:

5 Miles 2 Empty said...

Oh man it sounds awesome! And you know what? 10 miles at your destination could be totally awesome! good luck! have fun!!

Johann said...

Enjoy the vacation! I’m sure you’ll get some nice runs done there.

ajh said...

I always wanted to live in a city. Now I am very happy in the country and thrilled to visit cities! Have fun at the resort.

Marlene said...

Have a wonderful vacation, Jill!

And congrats on finishing the rental house work and securing tenants! RELIEF!

Katie G. said...

I live in Central Oregon, and I know that most of the Resorts have great paths for beautiful runs! Have Fun! I love running here:)

Ewa said...

I love vacations! Enjoy yours.
I was raised in a city and like city living but spent enough time in the country to love it also. I think I should have two houses, one in the city and one deep in the woods... right! So we live in the suburbs and after countless years we still can't decide if we like that or not.

Tina @GottaRunNow said...

Hope you get a chance to run on your vacation. It's fun running in new places. Time flies!

Julie said...

oh fun, jill! My in laws have a place on the 15th floor in Portland which is amazing...can't imagine the 30th?!! Awesome!! Where is your mom's place at?...my in-laws building is in the Pearl off of 10th. I'm guessing they are probably close!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...