Yesterday, I finally sucked up enough motivation to get out the door for my run. I'm glad that I didn't wait until the evening to do it. As it was, we didn't leave until a little after 11am, which meant that both kids were ready for their naps and were asleep within the first mile. I only had 5 miles planned, which wouldn't make for very long naps and since both Leona and Jonny are in a one nap a day mode (if that) I figured I needed to draw it out as long as possible. I considered adding mileage onto my run... maybe turn it into an 8 mile loop, but after contemplating that momentarily I opted to make it a really slow, sight seeing kind of 5 mile run instead. My first stop (if you don't count the Honey Bucket by the lacrosse fields, which was surprisingly clean by the way... gotta love pregnancy bladder) was EWEB plaza. There is no question that the Willamette River was looking a bit higher and dirtier than usual but I was shocked to see how high it really was. I ran this exact route on Saturday and the water was no where near as high as it was yesterday. I as truly amazed because (not withstanding today) it has hardly rained the past few days.
The river viewpoint at EWEB plaza was totally flooded:
Here is the same spot, last summer:DeFazio bridge, I was amazed to see how high the river really was.
My intended route was completely submerged.
The ducks were sure enjoying swimming down it though:
In kid news, Jonny likes to escape from his bed several times every night. Usually I'm pretty good about catching him and quickly sending him back to it. Last night, however, I was talking on the phone to my mom when both he and Leona came down the stairs. I sent them back to bed but then neglected to check up on them. When Dan got home from studying and we were headed to bed we went up to tuck everyone in and neither Leona or Jonny were in their beds. After a little bit of searching we found them... tucked neatly in with the few stuffed animals that hadn't been rendered homeless. Crazy kids!!
|Jonny, after we had extricated Leona off of him.|