Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Pre's Trail

Last week, we spent 6 days traveling around Oregon.  On waking up for our first morning in Eugene, we set out to find Pre's Trail in local Alton Baker Park.

We weren't the only ones out there for an easy morning 4-miler. Bernard Lagat was finishing up a little shake-out run of his own before competing in the 5K that night.

It was such an honor to meet such an impressive and respected distance runner.  (Later in the day, we watched him finish 2nd in the 5,000 meters...... and then he showed up with his family at the restaurant where we were eating dinner :)

We wished him luck and were on our way.

The trail was lovely -- about 4 miles of bark-lined paths around ponds and through trees.  Being the Olympic Trials and all, it was a pretty popular place to be.

My run was totally traumatic, as I watched a hawk violently snatch up a little baby goose out of one of the ponds.  Mean bird!

 Then I went too far, got lost, and had to ask a random construction worked where to go.  But really, what's a good run without getting lost?

More of our trip to Oregon!

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