Western Oregon gets snow 2 or 3 times a winter, usually just a trace, and not this early! I realize that this much excitement must seem ridiculous to those of you who live in northern Minnesota (like Ninja Jenn), or in other regions of the US. But here, school is canceled when there's 2 inches and every kid gets a sled or tube out and looks for the nearest driveway or BLM road.
I went for a run. It was the first time back since Saturday's race. My quads are back to normal (after getting shredded during the half), and the DOMS in my calves was pretty slight, so I knew to keep it slow and easy. Ice on the road was minimal, but it certainly helped me keep my pace down! That, and making 20+ stops to take photos :)
Here are the sights:
Dawn approaching the turnaround, 2.5 miles from home.
Right after the turnaround, looking the other direction.
Mountains across the field; Umpqua river, elk herd in the middle of the field at a "safe" distance.
My dream home- it is really good size, and it has an outdoor fireplace and comes with hundreds of acres of old growth Douglas fir, white fir, and these...
It's hard to get a crisp shot in twilight. Or maybe it's just hard for me :)
Past another field and towards the wooded stretch...
to see a waterfall in winter. Not much snow under the canopy of trees.
Back out of the woods and into the snow, looking behind me at the familiar river that was too dark to capture earlier.
The road leading up to the ridge. I used to try and do repeats here, until I figured out that they were possibly injuring me due to the road grade. (June/July calf strain)
A neighbor's house, barn, arena and property.
What my kids were up to when I got back :)
Little Levi's still getting over his cold too.
I need to get my kids some gloves! We keep losing them - but it's not that cold, 33F probably :)
Anyone for a swim?
I didn't get warm enough running to warrant an ice bath today.
Thanks for all the sweet comments and funny questions last post! I left a comment there for some of you. Happy Thanksgiving!!