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, September 11, 2011

Running in Reno

I am always raving about how great Tahoe is, but I need to give Reno its props too.  This weekend was the Great Balloon Race in Reno.  There's something magical about a sky filled with 100 + hot balloons.  Here is a partial view from this morning's trail run.

This was actually one time I wish I wasn't running on a trail.  It was hard to look up and enjoy the fantastic views.  Speaking of which, I actually did fall on my run this morning.  I would like to say it was because I was eye-ing the sky, but we were going the opposite direction (the balloons were behind us).  I'll just blame it on the balloons, though -- okay, Liz?!? ;)  Luckily my water bottle caught my fall, and nothing even touched the ground except my right index finger.

Anyway -- the Reno-Tahoe area has a lot to offer.  I have really enjoyed living and running here the past 4 years and often wonder what took us so long to move up here.  If you don't live around here, you should consider visiting someday.  Let me know and I'll recommend some great runs!

Let Freedom Ring!