Pop Pop – Poplar Run


I recent ran A Very Poplar Run in Boardman, OR.  A few years back it was rated a top ten most beautiful run (or something like that) in Runner’s World and it has been on my running bucket list ever since. Well, RW did not lie. IT WAS GORGEOUS and oh so fun.  The crisp air, the blue sky, the yellow and orange hues… it was just wonderful. Mr. got sick and couldn’t join which was a huge bummer, but I have a feeling I’ll want to do this one again. After hurting my foot pretty badly in the Bham Half just a few weeks prior I decided to opt out of the 15k and instead did the 5k.  Two friends hopped over from Salem,OR and we had a blast. Here is a smattering of pics from the event

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Flash Back Count Down

My sister sent me the most joyous email this afternoon.  It included this gem of a video and made a gigantic smile break out on my face. Please Don’t Go Girl has always been one of my top five New Kids on the Block songs. I grew up loving NKOTB and still do. My sister and I are somewhat obsessed still (she more than I). I am counting the days till we get to see them in concert for the fourth time in the last 5 years. July 9th we get to see NKOTB perform after enjoying the Boyz II Men set and tolerating the 98 Degrees set. 28 Days.

And, before that wonderful event, I get to fly to Alaska for a friend’s wedding, visit the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown NY, and see my dear dear siblings and father and nephew! The next 28 days are going to be wild!

EDIT: Can we also talk about how several of the NKOTB appear to be in love with the same girl yet none of them take any issue with that?  Oh music videos from the late 80s! The lip-syncing is TERRIBLE (sorry Joey!), but their dance moves are smooth as buttah. They truly have just gotten better over the years.  Take a look at them now: Remix (I like the) – NKOTB