Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A little something to be EXCITED about!!

Keith and I are off to California tomorrow. We will be flying to San Francisco, driving directly to Yosemite to see Meghan and then running my first race of the year, the Diablo 50 Mile Endurance Run. Yiiiiihaw! Keith will be taking on the Marathon. Neither of us have goals, we just want to take some photos, finish and have fun. We are pretty darn excited.

It looks like it is also going to be an opportunity to connect with some new friends that we have met on the trails and some blogging friends (has anyone come up with a word for that yet? How about Blog-amigos? Froggers?) over the past year. We are going to meet up with Danni and local friends Doone and Tim Watson from Calgary. I hope to see Paul Charteris, say hi to Donald, Evan of Alaska, reconnect with Neil S(who we ran Stinson with), Gretchen and others, like Rick and Catra! Ooooooh! And I just spotted our friend Glen Meeth on the starters list. We had the pleasure of some quality time with Glen and his wife Tanya at TransRockies. It's going to be fun. I only hope I have the good fortune of spending some time with some of these folks on the trail this weekend! It's going to be fun.

Happy Trails!

Leslie

16 comments:

Catra said...

Hey Leslie-
I won't be at Diablo this year. My BF Andy signed me up for Leona Divide 50 miler a while back. We ran it as our first 50 mile race together so we will be running it again.
Have a great run.

Do you know Evan Hone?? He's from Alaska. Met him in Hawaii at HURT 100. He will be running Leona too.

Take care,
Catra

Chad in the AZ Desert said...

Good luck at Diablo!

I loved the pictures from the previous post, too.

Sarah (PCTR) said...

Looking SO forward to seeing you and Keith on Sunday - I can hardly wait!!

Safe travels, and have a great time in Yosemite!

JeffO said...

Blog buddies - bluddies. But I guess if you're a trail-runner, bluddy sounds kind of like a bad thing.

Danni said...

Wooohooo can't wait to see you!

Dave - Atlanta Trails said...

I'm sorry to miss you this weekend. Pacing duties for the lady in Santa Cruz are on tap for me...

Journey to a Centum said...

California is about to get some SUNSHINE!

Gary Robbins said...

Have an awesome time!!
GR

Lily on the Road said...

Good Luck and have a GREAT time!

Deb said...

Awesome! You and Keith have an awesome time! Loved your Australia pics too...so jealous! :)

Bob - BlogMYruns.com said...

Have FUN Leslie catching up with the fellow bloggers at Diablo, you and Keith are going to have a blast...look forward to ur pics and report!!

Say HELLO to my friend Meghan for me! Tell her she owes me a call and if not I will visit her for an entire month and drive her crazy -LOLOL

Thanks , Bob

Evan said...

I will be a crewer at Leona this week. It did not work out schedule wise because my son has a track meet saturday morning and I cold not find a cheap flight from L.A. saturday night. I am bummed. After the boy trackmeet we are going towatch his mom fiish her first 50 at Leona.

Have fun out there and enjoy the hills. I am so jealous.

CoyoteGirl said...

Dang girl! You are everywhere! I won't be at Diablo this weekend. Training runs. I'll be doing the ultra thing again after the Reno-Tahoe relay. Hopefully you'll be down again for another race soon? Maybe I'll see you then!

Backofpack said...

I'm late to the party! Give Donald a hug for him and say "moo". Have fun!

k said...

I hope it went well! I'm looking forward to race reports and pictures.

Sunshine Girl said...

Hi Everyone!
Thanks for the good vibes, I am home now happy, content and sore. Keith and I conquered, enjoyed the crazy hot weather and awesome scenery, and loved every minute of it.

Will post soon, with lots of pics!

Leslie