I just got back from a week spent at Lake Tahoe… it was an amazing time in the sun, and good to hang out with my family and some Californina cousins that I don’t get to see too often.
Like is usually the case with my family when we go on “vacation”, there was very little lounging around; it’s all about cramming as much sweet stuff into one day as possible, and then doing it again tomorrow. The average day for this trip looked like:
-Get up semi-early and take the ski boat out to carve turns while it was still smooth.
-Return to the house and eat a massive pancake and fruit breakfast (Cali fruit is pretty bomb!)
-Head out for some sort of ski-specific workout, like running or rollerski intervals.
-Return to the house and jump in the lake, followed by lunch.
-Load up the mountain bikes and head out on some ridiculously epic ride… the trails around Tahoe are killer good!
-Return to the house and jump in the lake, followed by dinner.
-Sit around outside on the deck playing cards while its dark and 85 degrees.
-Hit the hay.
One thing I did notice about the whole week was how it was such an example of contrasts. The environment down there is quite different from here in Alaska. The water was twice as blue, the sun was twice as hot, my shorts were only half the length of the other dudes (almost on par with the gals), and the people gave me looks that were about nine times as incredulous as I rollerskied by them…
Sometimes while I was frying in the sun next to the kool-aid blue waves, I would try to remember that in just a few days, I would be up on a glacier surrounded by nothing but white and black; snow and barren rock. Which is where I am headed today. And then I’d try to forget…
This is probably the most fun full-body general strength routine possible... I was sore after every session
After a few pulls, I started to feel comfortable again... cuttin hard homes!
Logan going for it!
Running intervals through some really scenic, big forests
We did a few 3-4 hour rides that covered some amazing terrain... lots of climbing and lots of descending
Altitude camp: a lot of the riding was up around 10,000 ft... which meant some sweet views too!
It was good to be back riding with my bro, which I havent gotten to do since I moved to Anchorage
Logan has had some really crazy health issues lately, and has been jumping around from feeling strong and fit to laying in the hospital for a week. Thankfully he is on the mend, and he and I were able to do fun stuff together like always!
To quote a certain Steinbock, the Bog Logs "pinnin it!"
Logan and I after being thrown from the tube by my dads wake-making boat driving