Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Postcard from Donner

We've been at the cabin at Donner Lake with our friends for two nights now. We got Karen Wiggens (also running at WS) set up at the state park a half mile away and have had her over at the cabin with us. Last night we had quited the experience walking Karen home in the dark - five of us, one flashlight, and a wrong turn off the path. Fun!

Right now a homemade salsa, pico de gallo, and fajitas are in progress - help along by raspberry margaritas. Jimmy and Suzy are the hosts with the most!

Karen, Eric and I went to the first talk for the race this afternoon. It was really interesting and we are getting pretty excited.

I ran five miles this morning - to the state park, where I ran into Karen twice, then on a loop through the park and back to the cabin. I followed that up with a soak in the cold lake. I stood on the ladder of the dock to mid-thigh.

Eric is running easy tomorrow, then we have a full day of events at Squaw Valley. We'll be moving to Jimmy and Suzy's house in Reno, and will be picking Steve and Rob up Friday.
Next update...race report!

17 comments:

Meghan said...

WAHOO! Go Team Eric!

Meghan
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Darrell said...

Thanks for the update. I'm getting excited for you guys, too.

like Meghan says - "Go Team Eric!"

robtherunner said...

Hey, didn't I just read this somewhere else? I'm looking forward to the trip. See ya Friday!

psbowe said...

Mmm, totally love homemade salsa! So jealous of you...but glad you're having fun.

wendy said...

You guys should feel like celebrities! I've been bragging all about all y'all, including Karen, all week! It's so exciting to hear about what's going on, almost like we're on the sidelines mid-race! =)

My very best wishes for you, my friend, and for your husband. He's a superhero for sure!

Jack said...

Have fun you guys, good luck Eric, I'll say a prayer and send some power vibes!

Michelle Sarabia said...

I can't wait for the race report. I will be tracking Eric this weekend. Have a great adventure.

Try@thlete said...

It sounds like fun there. Good luck to Eric!

Jon said...

Best wishes to the Crew Chief and Mr. 121!!!!

olga said...

Yay for getting ready and stocked! We'll be living through you guys this wonderful experience!

Joe said...

so cool...i'll be tracking bib 121 all day Saturday and well into the night!!

scott keeps running said...

ah, the fun has already begun...

great luck this weekend!

Addy said...

Sounds like a great start to the weekend already :) I'm looking forward to following along! Good luck :)

Juls said...

Sounds like fun.
Enjoy!

Robb said...

Go Team Eric! I think most of wish we could be with you guys.

Have fun!

Randy said...

Sounds like you are having a awesome time in an area with awesome...no....spectacular scenary, I'm jealous....have fun...run hard.

Anne said...

Good luck to you and Eric and Rob this weekend. I'll be thinking of all of you while we move into our new home.