I have been running though-- my friend in Portland is the one who is organizing the Hood to Coast Relay, and she's currently training for the Portland marathon as well. Today we did a lactate-producing track workout that involved running through groups of high school students who were presumably doing summer school, and who also (so generously) added commentary as we ran by.
Portland in the summer is beautiful-- for those who were not aware. Last night was bbqing and eating outside (does it get any better than that?) and today was the Portland Rose Gardens-- definitely the most impressive rose gardens I've ever seen.