Thursday, June 02, 2005
Now in Tahoe
On the road: Nelson and I in front of the underground cafe I worked at while in grad school at the Univ. of Arkansas, Fayetteville. 5.27.05.
We arrived at Lake Tahoe late Tuesday night via a twisty 2-lane road with hairpin turns and thousand-foot drops. We headed out of Death Valley, Nevada, at 10 a.m., stopping briefly in Rhyolite, a ghost town 2 1/2 hours northwest of Las Vegas. We skirted the breathaking, snow-topped and massive Sierra Nevadas and the Mono and Mammoth Lakes in eastern Nevada and western California.
Damn technology: I downloaded all of my photos and was going to post them, but I'm having trouble with photoblogger right now. I posted the photo above last night, but for some reason I can't today. Stay tuned.
Running Update: Yesterday, I did a quick 3.5 mile run, heart pounding and breathing heavily because of the 6,300-foot altitude. Then 30 minutes of upper-body weights. It's bikini season, y'all. I ordered several from J.Crew, which is having a great swimsuit sale.
I need to ratchet up the mileage if I'm going to run with my local running club, starting next Saturday. Today, I'm running 6 miles on a trail at the lake's edge. It's cool and crisp here, and there's still even a bit of snow. Friday I'm logging 4 miles, plus free weights. Saturday is an 8-mile run.