Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Track Town USA

Last week, the hubby and I headed down to Eugene, OR aka Track Town USA. Eugene is where I spent 4 very important years of my life, attending the University of Oregon. People always say youth is wasted on the young. I'm finally starting to understand this. The hubby and I decided to start our morning off running the Pre Trail (named after Steve Prefontaine), which I'd never even walked before. How could I have lived there for 4 years and never even stepped foot on the trail? It's just sad, I tell you, sad.

Running by Autzen, where the University of Oregon football team plays. We picked a perfect morning for a run, sunny and cool. The trail is just about 4 miles, along the millrace that winds through Eugene and past gorgeous scenery.

I heart this view of Autzen Stadium.

A Blue Heron.

The bark is Pre's Trail. The Mackenzie River flows through the background. At this point in the run, I was seriously kicking myself for not knowing any of this beauty was here when I was.

We finished! I'll admit, we got passed by what appeared to be dozens of student athletes. It did cross my mind at this point that I'll probably never run that fast in my life :)

After we finished the run, I (of course) had to go see the ducks. I love the ducks at Alton Baker Park. Alton Baker Park is where the trail starts and ends after looping around.

 Margarita time! Sometimes there's nothing better than an early afternoon margarita.

Oh, El Torito. My favorite Mexican restaurant of all time! I'm not sure why this picture came out kind of blurry, but you get the gist of the deliciousness that was devoured after that run.

I apologize for the sporadic blogging, but I'm having too much fun to care :)


  1. Looks like your having a wonderful time :) love the Blue Heron shot! I can't wait to visit Oregon someday.

    1. I highly recommend visiting Oregon. Make it a summer trip though, that's when the state is the most beautiful :)

  2. I'm glad you guys had a great time during your Oregon trip! You should have said something and we could have met up. PS - I totally didn't know Erin was pregnant, much less had a baby! I never saw anything on facebook. Anyway, hope all is well.

    1. Hi Lauren- I didn't even think of that. I'll have to let you know the next time I'm going to be in Eugene. And, I think Erin kept everything on the DL because I found out from her mother :) Happy Holidays!


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