January Thaw

As we sit here in Portland ready for another winter storm to hit (maybe) I've been thinking about the vast changes in scenery and conditions we've had in the last 4 weeks.  Snow, frozen water bottles, sun, mud, slush, ice, and high winds were some of the themes in the past 31 days.  Despite the weather and the city's lack of infrastructure to clean up the roads I still managed a solid month to kick off the year with some help of my friends and a treadmills session or 6.  36 hours of running, 226 miles and 32,000 feet of climb.

A snowy character builder with Jenn Love - Council Crest, Portland

A snowy character builder with Jenn Love - Council Crest, Portland

Jordan navigating the treacherous waters of Forest Park - North Portland

Jordan navigating the treacherous waters of Forest Park - North Portland

Jeremy Long cruising the forest roads near the Tillamook Forest - Forest Grove, OR

Jeremy Long cruising the forest roads near the Tillamook Forest - Forest Grove, OR

Jordan and Brian take in the views of Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Adams from a muddy BPA Road - North Portland

Jordan and Brian take in the views of Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Adams from a muddy BPA Road - North Portland

A peek at Mt. Hood glowing though the trees - North Portland

A peek at Mt. Hood glowing though the trees - North Portland

Road run with a view. Mt. St. Helens covered in snow - Skyline Ave, NW Portland

Road run with a view. Mt. St. Helens covered in snow - Skyline Ave, NW Portland

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