Running at Lunch

Today is absolutely gorgeous in Portland! After months of dark, gray, rainy skies there’s actually some sun. It’s pretty cold out still, but damn, it’s sunny!

Running the Waterfront loop is a great exercise for me because it’s about 3 miles the whole way. When the weather is nice, it’s a beautiful and scenic run. My goal is to be able to run the loop three times a week before May of this year.

One of benefits about running the waterfront is that I spend less money shopping during lunchtime. πŸ™‚ The danger of working downtown! Seriously, the best benefit is that I have my evenings free again. I used to work out 5 days a week, immediately following work. It was a pain to schedule fun things (like Happy Hour or movies with friends) when I had to work out first. This works out much better!

Today I did the run in about 38 minutes. That’s not my best time, but the bridge went up! That’s a hazard living in the city of bridges. I burned about 360 calories, came back to the office to shower, and ate my Trader Joe’s Indian food for lunch.

On a side note, a blog I really enjoy posted my weight loss story. You can read it here:

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