Last week I was in full preparation mode for my 6th annual trip to Portland to Coast the walking relay of Hood to Coast. It was a rocky road leading up to the race, but everything turned out great! I did have one drama queen in my van but that couldn't overshadow the amazing camaraderie of the team.
I did great this year as far as time and endurance. The long walks I have been taking all summer with my very fast walking friend have clearly paid off. In addition to that I walk twice as far to and from work now. I was very nervous going into this race because I am heavier than I've ever been on the race and I knew carrying the extra weight would make things harder. It turns out I may have more body fat than before but apparently I was more prepared this year. I wasn't very sore at all and I walked my two legs and split a third to cover a teammate. This year I also took measures to prevent the massive blisters I have suffered the past 2 years. I used Band Aid Blister Band Aids on the inside of both heels and was so thankful for them, I will absolutely do that again next year.
Now I need to try to get back into the swing of things for Fall. First, I think I will enjoy my holiday weekend. My goal is to have fun and not over eat while getting in some walking and site seeing in Portland. I would love to hit the Portland Farmers Market and get some flowers and veggies and go to Art in the Pearl. Other than that I am looking forward to a nice relaxing weekend.