For my birthday, my wife got me a pair of Vibram Five Fingers. I have wanted pair but could never rationalize them in my mind. Thank you, Karyn. I ran in them tonight and even held back by only going 1 mile and then stretching out afterward. I plan to use them to build up the foot strength and to help motivate me on a day when I need it. She got me a pair of TrekSports from REI.
A really neat story from a local cross country meet. Our daughter had run her race ahead of this one and hadn't heard about it.
or you can read the story from the St. Paul Pioneer Press newspaper
Last thing, my wife and I just returned from a vacation out in Lake Tahoe. We stayed in Squaw Valley and really enjoyed ourselves. We hiked, biked, boated and just really had a good time. The weather was great and the views were unbelievable. I won't bore you with all of the details or pictures (at least in this post :-) but here are a few pictures that will give you a flavor of what we experienced.
Pacific Crest Trail heading from Donner Pass towards Anderson Peak
Looking down towards Emerald Bay
Another look into Emerald Bay
Shirley Lake Trail coming down from High Camp at Squaw