Every morning in Africa, an antelope wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion, or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest antelope, or it will starve. It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or an antelope -- when the sun comes up, you'd better be running. -African proverb

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Moutains Majesty!

Running in Tahoe = lots of mountain running!  Running up for miles, at an already high altitude, is not particularly easy.   But you are rewarded for all your hard work with fields full of wild flowers and spectacular views of Tahoe!  And, of course, there's the fun downhill part and maybe even some re-fueling treats from the Tahoe House when you're done!  I feel so lucky that these terrific Tahoe trails are right out my backdoor.  

This weekend I ran two mountain trail runs.  On Saturday I ran the Squaw Mountain run.  You climb over 2000 feet in just 3.6 miles.  In other words, you run up the face of the mountain to the top!  I also ran on the Tahoe Rim Trail with some friends on Sunday morning.  We ran up to Twin Peaks.  The climb was a little gentler because it was spread out over more miles.  Both were very challenging runs.  But I feel stronger and so grateful to be able to experience such a beautiful place!


  1. Gorgeous trails! I love trail running, though the trails here in Nashville are definitely different than in Tahoe.

  2. Must be very inspiring scenery!! I love that part of the country!

  3. So jealous. Why did I say no?!