Even though the weekend was a little crazy for me, I’m proud of myself for collecting some miles.
It started at 2am on Saturday morning, waking up and getting ready for the Concrete Runners photo shoot. I don’t even wake up that early on race day! Then after handling a little work business, it was off to Lake Tahoe- during a rainstorm- for a friend’s birthday party. The night was filled with food, lots of fun involving dollar bills, and spiced apple cider and Jameson…yum. I didn’t make it to bed until 2am- which meant I was up for 24 hours!
Despite the long night, I woke up around 9 and felt the running itch. I never travel without my running gear, and I wasn’t going to let a long night stop me from exploring the North Shore of Lake Tahoe. So while everyone was dealing with a hangover and packing their bags, I geared up for a run. My friends must have thought I was crazy, and yes, I thought it was a little crazy too, especially since I haven’t ever run in a higher elevation, 6000+ ft. to be exact.
There wasn’t much snow, but considering I haven’t seen any in over 4 years, it excited me to see little patches on the ground. Yes, it was cold, but soon after one mile, my body warmed up and the jacket came off.
My route was unplanned, but I knew running to the actual Lake was a must. How could I go to Lake Tahoe and not even see the lake? I took a break and explored some of the docks. It might be considered trespassing but how could I deny a view like this?
The sands of the shore were equally gorgeous. I didn’t dare dip my toes in, even though I was highly tempted, but I didn’t want to run with sandy toes. The route ended up being about 3 miles, and as soon as I returned to the cabin, it was back into the car for another drive through a storm. The elevation didn’t really mess with me, as I was elevated from being in such a beautiful place. I look forward to more miles in Lake Tahoe!