Walked 3.69 Miles to Oaks Bottom
I know this is the Jack of Diamonds, but after seeing this I had Juice Newton’s Queen of Hearts stuck in my head.
For this self portrait, I leaned way over this monster puddle/small lake. I like all the different layers to it. From here, I ran almost to the end of the Oaks Bottom trail. It’s the first time I’ve run in my new minimalist shoes. The first several steps almost made me stop, because my bum ankle is so stiff that it didn’t want to run. After it loosened up a bit, I felt great. I also ran a bit along the Spring Water Corridor. I’m starting with baby steps, but this success has me thinking about doing the Shamrock 5k in March.
As you can see it’s a very gray day. I got rained on a bit, but it wasn’t bad. Once I got to the end of the Oaks Bottom trail, I crossed the Springwater Corridor to take a look at the Willamette. This is a small dirt (well, mud today) trail that I’m usually leery of being alone on my walks, because there is so much overgrowth. Today it felt wide open since all the trees and brush have been cut back. I could see all of my surroundings and I felt safe checking out this trail.
I’m so glad I did, because I found art! This is called Shifting Assets by Linda Wysong. It was created in 2002.
When I got back home, Zor was waiting in the window for me.