Leadville 100 – August 21 and 22, 2010

I was asked to be a “pacer” for Ray Churgovich, or “Hawaiian Shirt Ray” for the Leadville 100. Basically, a pacer runs a section with the runner to keep him/her company, carry gear, keep an eye on health, hydration, etc. I ran with Ray from Twin Lakes to the Fish Hatchery (almost 17 miles) from about 6pm until after 10pm. Neeraj Engineer picked him up there, and ran another 17 or so. Lina Kelso was with Ray from Winfield to Twin Lakes – another long stretch. Ray finished in 25 hours, 7 minutes – beating his 2009 time by over…

Weekend in Vegas

Joelle and I decided to take a long weekend and go to Las Vegas with our little guy.  We stayed at our favorite ‘family friendly’ place – the Sunset Station Casino in Henderson, Nevada.  Great place, and really clean and relatively smoke free.   They do hourly childcare so the parents can go have some fun.   I won $40 on the “Wheel of Fortune” slots!   Woohoo – Big cash! We took Johnnie down to the strip and had a really nice dinner at this Italian Restaurant in the Excalibur.   We also drove to Hoover Dam one day.   More photos…

Snowboarding at Copper Mountain

I decided to take Friday off from the computer to go get some snowboarding in. It’s been a year or so since I have gotten up to the mountains, but within a run or two I was back to where I was. We went to Copper Mountain and it was really great snow and no crowds. Other than it being about 5 below zero, it was a great day. I went with a few friends. More photos