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49 Things to Do Before Summer Ends

08.22.14

With 31 days of summer left, I’m starting to feel like I’m running out of time to experience all the summer stuff I love. But I feel like this every year. Summer in Oregon is pretty much the best thing ever. My summer list is a little Portland-centric, so feel free to replace things with your local, summer fun time places and things. 45 Things to Do Before Summer Ends: I’m bolding the stuff I still want to check off! Go berry picking - (does the yard count?) Go to Sauvie Island Camp in the backyard Do a backyard fire – s’mores Invite Read more…

Happy Girls 10K – Bend Oregon

06.05.14

This is a quick race recap post about my running adventures. Check out my Running page for more info on races and how I started running. If you haven’t been to Central Oregon, add it to your list! 300 days of sunshine, epic views of the Cascade mountains range, and a booming beer scene. Plus, one of the funniest things about Bend, is as a pretty outdoorsy person, being there makes me feel like a total amateur. While the Pacific Northwest has a good deal of people who like to get out on the weekend and hike etc., Central Oregon is full of athletes Read more…

Shamrock Run 15k – Hills, Hills, Hills!

03.18.14

When I signed up for this race in January, I registered for the 8k. Friends ended up registering for the 15k and since it was free to change distances later – and peer pressure of training with friends is more fun – I opted for the 15k version! Unlike my first half marathon, in the weeks leading up to the race I was a lot more nervous about my training – or lack there of. I felt like I’d not put in enough distance in my long runs. Most of the weekends that I should have been doing some longer Read more…

My 2014 Goals

01.04.14

Happy new year from the sunshine state! Now that I’ve reviewed 2013, here’s what’s cooking for 2014… My 2014 Goals: Live / work remotely for at least a month – internationally this year Blog twice a month here on Powered by Tofu and weekly on my business blog Max out my IRA Go to a conference again Run another half marathon and another shorter race (8k or 10k) Pick a monthly fitness challenge (this month I’m doing the new Nike+ Coach 5k Intermediate program) See my niece 3-4x (I better get going on this one!) Visit a new North American Read more…

2013 in Pictures & Goals

12.29.13

Another year in the books! 2013 was a big year for me. Some years seem to sneak by, but 2013 was not one of those years. My life was all about health and freedom this year. While everything didn’t go exactly as planned, I did two big things this year: #1 I quit my job to start freelancing. #2. I ran a half marathon. The half marathon was a big change in my life because I spent months training for it. And for the first time in my life actually started to enjoy running (not something I thought would ever Read more…

Olivia Raymer
Things I ♥: travel, food (I'm a pescatarian), the Pacific Northwest, bikes (I ride an orange mixte), beer (IPAs), summer, coffee, lists, and kitties. Travel enthusiast, former product manager, dabbler, and currently helping small businesses with digital strategy at Early Bird Strategy.

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