Friday, June 11, 2010

Bittersweet Hike

Tuesday I met the Fremont Freewheelers for a "Show and Go" ride.  We did 25 miles through Fremont and Union City with one big hill off of Mission Boulevard.  Since I've been riding so much with the bony-ass boys and other faster riders, I was actually able to stay in the front of the pack for the majority of the ride this time.  That was a nice change, I tell ya.  Chasing riders all the time can get a little tiring.  I just wish they wouldn't feel the need to re-group as often as they do.  I was in the front with two other riders and we kept stopping to wait for the other NINE people to catch up.  C'mon already, they'll be fine. 


My friend Jana that lives across the street moved to Seattle this morning.  She is the one that has the two black dogs that run across the street and LEAP into the back of my car when we go out together.  I will miss her a lot.  Wednesday we went to Joaquin Miller Park in Oakland for our last hike together.  I showed her this park early last year and it quickly turned into her favorite park around.  We spent three hours on the many different trails that park has to offer.  It was a cold and foggy morning.  Makes for some beautiful pictures.




The dogs had a great time together



My two dogs are looking back.  Well behaved Spike and Izzie are facing straight ahead as they have been instructed.  Goodbye doggies, we will miss you!  :(

Keith and I are driving up to Lake Tahoe tomorrow morning where we will spend the day and night doing whatever we want!  Why?  Because Sunday I will be riding my bike around Lake Tahoe (70.2 miles) with a few guys from work.  I'm a bit nervous but also very excited.  It's supposed to be 37 (feels like 27) degrees in the morning and 68 (feels like 77) by the afternoon.  I know it will be a beautiful ride.  I'm always in awe of the beauty up there anyway so seeing it as I pedal my way around for 6-8 hours should be nothing but wonderful.  I'll let you know how I do.  Have any of you ever done this ride? 

"MED2010" Accountability:
06/08 - 25 mile bike, 1 mile run (immediately off bike), 2 mile walk
06/09 - 7 mile hike
06/10 - 3 mile run, "24LIFT" class
06/11 - 4 mile trail run


Until later............. 

14 comments:

LDub said...

omg the dogs are too cute.

i love dogs.

you doing a tahoe CENTURY??! so excited for you. its gonna be beauuutiful! :) good luck

daysrun said...

Stumbled on to your blog via another. Love the pictures from the hike. Sure is pretty.

Lisa said...

I love the last photo of the four dogs sitting with the leashes :-)

Char said...

Great photos. I love the one with the dogs.

bodybuildingandfitness said...

The dogs look like they are ready to pull a dog sled!

Looney said...

The fog is gorgeous - with the pictures being especially welcome this weekend as the temperature soars. Have fun in Tahoe.

Glenn Jones said...

Hope you had fun in Tahoe. Such a beautiful place.....

Southbaygirl said...

OMG I LOVE the pictures of the doggies....I hope we can get a picture of Velcro and Boomer!!!

I hope you are having a fantastic ride and a fun time in tahoe!!!

Katie A. said...

I love the doggy pics! So cute!
So sorry to hear your friend is moving, but maybe you can show me that beautiful trail :)
I already heard how LT went, very impressed! I run the LT Marathon each year and am in awe each time! You should come and run it! Or at least the 10K :) Enjoy your mini-vacay!

Lily on the Road said...

ahhhh, I remember when you first started running with your neighbour and her dogs...I just know Boomer will miss everyone just as much as you will.

Have a great time in Tahoe! Wow, I can hardly wait to see your photo's of that trip..

Tara said...

Such cute pups! Can't wait to here how Lake Tahoe was. That sounds like it would be an amazing ride!

Aka Alice said...

Have fun JoLynn. Betty and Mik did that ride last summer...I think you're choosing a better time of year for it than they did. Have fun and be careful around Emerald Bay!

Kate said...

GORGEOUS pictures!

Kristen said...

The doggie pic is beyond adorable!