Yesterday I competed in the snow shoe race for the Reno Winter Senior Games. The race was over a 5km course at Northstar Ski Resort. We went pretty much up hill through the trees for the first half of the race and down hill for the second half. I finished the race in 56.08 minutes which was fourth overall and first in my age group (55-60). Of course there were only 12 people participating in the race and I was the only one in my age group. I think next year they will promote the event more so that they have more participants. I had a lot of fun and I plan to do it again next year.
There was a photographer there from the Sierra Sun. You can see her pictures including a close up of me here.
A couple of other people used my camera to take pictures. Here are some of them. You can see the rest on my Flickr account.
Duke and I are going to the A’s vs Mariners game tonight. Every year I become more of an A’s fan. Thanks to Duke’s boss we have gone to 2-3 A’s games a year for he past few years. The book MoneyBall by Michael Lewis greatly increased my interest in the team. It is much more than an A’s book or a baseball book. It is a book about thinking outside the box and running an organization based on what you measure not on your preconceived notions. I also enjoyed the book because it tells some great player stories. I like knowing something about the backgrounds of the players.
The human side of the story is one of the reasons I really liked the story about the A’s reliever Ron Flores that ran in yesterdays Argus