Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Hoh Rain Forest

Olympic National Park is massive. On one of our run adventures we ran 18ish miles through the Hoh rain forest. We really wanted to run all the way to the glaciers, but that would have been a 36+ mile run (and we are not ultra runners). These are the photos I took on that run with a waterproof (often wet) camera. I hope the photos do it a little bit of justice - it was one of the most beautiful and peaceful places I have run.

So many ferns and tress.

Moss everywhere.

So. Much. Green!

Our trail was often a stream.

In other news I'm racing a local hilly 1/2 marathon next month. I've been running a lot and decided why not, let's find out where my fitness is.

Friday, March 18, 2016


I had a birthday. And all I really wanted to do for my birthday holiday was run in some really awesome places. So Eric and I planned a trip up to the pacific northwest. In March. Because running in cold rain is appealing when you're from sunny California where it's 70°F all year.

Our first stop was a day in Seattle. I ran the Seattle marathon many years ago, but that's my only Seattle experience. This was our day in photos...

I was in love with the flowers growing on the roof of the Public Market

The market itself was also amazing.

Best car wash sign ever.

And another because it was so awesome.

Run with your baby at arm's length when he needs changing!

The space needle was cool - we got lucky with a day with a view.

One of many coffee breaks...

The sun came out.

And we took a boat to our running adventure week.

I got some great photos from our week spent running all over Olympic National Park and I will do my best to post them in the next week 6 months.