I was happy to complete another day of C25K in one of my favorite Portland running destinations, Evergreen Cemetery. Located in our neighborhood, the cemetery is a fantastic spot to run among
dead people some beautiful scenery and be able to be worry-free from traffic. There are several possible loops on the grounds, but my favorite is a 2+ mile loop that covers the perimeter of Evergreen. It is beautiful during fall color season, but we’re a bit past peak season this year:
The chapel is an especially beautiful building where during the summer and early fall weddings will be held (although I could not imagine getting married on the grounds of a cemetery). If you are ever in Portland and looking for a quiet running spot, I definitely recommend Evergreen Cemetery!
The C25K run went well, but I was not expecting the jump from 30 sec sun – 90 sec walk to 90 sec run – 2 min walk. I adjusted though and was happy with the pace that I was able to maintain during run intervals. It’s only been two runs, but no doubt running puts me in a better place both physically and mentally.
BTW, adding to a productive afternoon, Addie and I carved a pumpkin for Halloween (well, I did the carving, but Addie did pick the design from “The Nightmare Before Christmas):
Tonight, I’ll be roasting the seeds, which should make for nice running energy snacks.
Happy Halloween and see you on the road!