It Rains in Portland!

by Louise
(Portland, OR)

It rains in Portland. It rains a lot!

But Portlanders do their thing and walk outdoors. No mall walking for us.

So, when the sun comes out, as it did today and the sky is blue, walking in Portland goes to a different level.

I am a 71 year old woman, who never seriously walked until last year, when I joined a team of 12 younger women and walked the Portland to Coast Relay race and was able to get my time down to about a fourteen and half minute mile.

I started my walk this morning in our hilly neighborhood and the beauty of early spring came alive in the rare sun. It made my heart and voice sing. The crocus, camellias, and early daffodils dazzled me with their return.

Forget the politics, the constant bad news in the world. Sometimes all is right with the world. The perfect morning walk!

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Mar 10, 2013
So True
by: Ben

Yesterday's spring sunshine has receded, but your comments remain inspirational and are compelling me to get outside and take on the city by foot. Drizzle or downpour, step by step, I know I will will be recharged and reawakened. 'No mall walking for us,' indeed!

Mar 09, 2013
by: Anonymous

I loved this! As a fellow Portlander, it rang true! Sunshine here has a way of helping you appreciating life!

Mar 08, 2013
Love Your Spirit Louise!
by: Yoko & Geoff

Thank you so much for sharing this Louise. We love your attitude towards walking!

And thank you so much for sharing the joy you experience while out on your walks.

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