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Training Log Archive: Becks

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Thursday Jul 25 #

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Today we spent the whole day at the Newberry Volcanic National Monument, and it was fab. We walked up Lava Butte before it got too hot, then drove up to Paulina Lake and saw the Falls, the Big Obsidian Flow, and then drove to the top of Paulina Peak, which was just incredible.

Oregon really is a dream like state. It's truly magical.

Wednesday Jul 24 #

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We were both pretty worn out today so we took an easy day. Breakfast at Jackson's corner, then into town to explore the parks and shops. It's a lovely place with lots of quirky things to do. Spent the afternoon napping then ordered dinner from Zydeco - the dinner was delicious, but that was the first and last time I will use Doordash.

Tuesday Jul 23 #

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The whole purpose of this visit to this particular part of the country - Crater Lake! Hit up the coffee shop and then headed out when it was still lovely and cool. Stopped at multiple points on the rim, starting at Sun Notch, which was a bird watcher's paradise. Not a single one of the birds we saw was familiar to me, but they were of many sizes and their song filled the air. It was pretty great. After a few stops to admire the stunning blue waters, we parked up at Discovery Point to hike the mile along the rim to the Visitor Centre. This was the best - the colours of this place are just phenomenal and the scale - a thousand foot deep lake?!!? What the hell?!?! It certainly lived up to my very high expectations.

Then a late lunch in Bend where we hang out for the next three days - not sure what we're doing yet, but it'll almost certainly be good. Any recommendations?

Monday Jul 22 #

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For some reason we were both awake at 5.30, and once we'd waited for the very nice coffee shop to open (Gathering Grounds), headed to Lava Beds National Monument. We were trying to beat the heat but it was hot and exposed, took a brolly with me which was excellent protection. We saw some pictographs, explored some of the more accessible lava tube caves, and hiked through the surreal landscape and lava flows. It was great! Made it back to Klamath for lunch.

After lunch headed out to the Running Y Ranch resort to sit out the heat with a pre-natal massage and spa visit. Definitely the right idea. Blood sugar has been back down again the last few days despite a couple of non-ideal meals in weird places, so I think I'm doing a better job of managing my activity in the heat.

Having a really great trip so far :)

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