Saturday, November 24, 2007

Training at Altitude

We have a winner!!! Technically, it's 21st C Mom, since she guessed California a few days ago. Of course, that's kind of like guessing the East Coast. So 21st and D.C. Spinster can duke it out for the fabulous prize (TBD).

I'm here at beautiful Lake Tahoe with Number One Daugher visiting the charming Bex family. We spent a lovely Thanksgiving crashing the Bex husband's family's celebration, then drove up to Tahoe on Friday morning. It's now about 11 a.m. Eastern Time, or as I like to call it, Real Time, and the Bex entourage, and NOD, are all fast asleep.

Yesterday we hiked up to Eagle Lake, and took way too many photos. Every vista is scenic, and it's hard to resist.

(Trying to get the Christmas card shot just right.)

(Bex in the lead, as usual. It was a big-ass hill.)

(Donner Pass, where we resisted the urge to nibble.)

Today I hav 9 miles on the schedule, and Bex said she'd push me along. I've heard, correct me if I'm wrong, that training at altitude is actually good for you.

What doesn't kill you ...

Pain is just weakness leaving ...

10 comments:

David said...

The "christmas card" shot is AWESOME! You should go with the contacts and cut off all the hair.
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I can't believe I just wrote that.

Give Bexy a hug for me before you leave and hurry back to Washington. The East Coast and district are going to heck without you.

21stCenturyMom said...

Assuming Peter guessed he won. If, however, Bex spilled the beans then I win. BTW - I fail to see how guessing AJ put me close to Tahoe but I'll take it!

Love the Christmas Card shot. We had to get one of those on Thanksgiving when everyone was here but sadly there is nothing more scenic than a painting in the background.

Good luck running at *wheez, cough* altitude. I couldn't do it.

21stCenturyMom said...

I forgot I guessed California! I win! I win!

scmorgan said...

You said it David.
Check your email, Jeanne. I'm falling apart :)

LBTEPA said...

that's such a lovely photo :)

WADDLER26.2 said...

Love the photos. Hope you have a great time.

Susan said...

Gorgeous photo of you and NOD! And the solo shot is fab, also!

I may be going to Tahoe soon. I'll get back with ya for tips!

mark said...

What a great trip!

Rae said...

Tahoe looks beautiful!!!!

Just12Finish said...

That's a trail or obstacle course?