Me and the kids after the race. On Pope beach with Emerald bay in the distance. Lake Tahoe.
I finally got the motivation to run, and what a more beautiful place to do it than Lake Tahoe! The weather was perfect, and the view along the race trail were amazing. I hadn't been to real mountains in some time, and it made me long for the days of staying in my friend's cabin, then going snowshoeing or snowboarding....
I love running in these races because you see the gamut of people there. It reminds me of how a wise person once said that the race is with ones' self.
I made it in under an hour, and for me that is an accomplishment. I am planning on another run sometime soon. It made it even better that I was able to have my wife and kids there to cheer me on.
If you have never been to lake Tahoe, or haven't been in a while, make the trip. It is heaven.