Thursday, March 11, 2010

To Pop or not to

stupid blister on the heel of my left foot. pretty good one too. got it, breaking in some new runners on a walk. bah. not what I want right before flying out to Colorado to trapse around in the snow and mountains for the Salida Marathon. hahaha

Flight leaves this morning, hoping to get out of work early for a couple hours of zzzz's.

looking forward to visiting Colorado again, it's been too long.

dammit, I promise to get pictures up soon. when I get back, I have a few days off, and I will sit down and post up from the trip to California, then Salt Lake City, back to Austin and some fun here in San Francisco...and and and.....then the Colorado pics. haha

be back in few days. ciao

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Snowboarding the weekend away.

Spent the weekend in Reno, and went up to Squaw Valley Olympic Mountain resort for some fun with my brother in law, while my sister is laid up resting. We had a great day and ran into some friends from the bay area. We were in line prior to the lifts opening, and kicked it over some crazy stuff. It's definitely more intense here than at, say, Northstar or Mt. Rose mountains.

A week ago C.R. Johnson was killed coming off one of the faces, and fell and hit his head on a rock. Breaking his helmet. He was a local, a pro, and X-games medalist, and seemed to be wearing all of his protection possible. Sometimes, shit just happens.

Nonetheless, we had a great time, and the weather was very cooperative.

Spent the weekend catching up with family, and Chris and I are signing up for two triathlons this year. the Graeagle Tri and the Donner Lake Triathlon. The first one is a repeat of what we did last year, after camping on the lake near Susanville last July 4th weekend. This year the plan is to actually swim properly (with training LOL) and also to bring road bikes. :D

The Donner Tri is about twice as long, but I think we can knock it out. We'll see. haha
The plan is also to sign up for the SF marathon and actually be sober enough to make it to the start. haha

as well as another ultra. we'll see if I go to 50 miles this year.