Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Christmas Vacation

One of the perks of teaching is having vacation the same time as my kids. This year we are spending Christmas with my in-laws in La Grande, Oregon. I have spent the last few days on a steady diet of smoked salmon, running, naps, and guitar hero. I have been running for the first time in the Brooks Burn 3 and I have been very pleased. They are very light (10.5) oz, breathable, and have a cool lateral " arch pod" much like the Vitesse. I was concerned about traction but they held up fine on a wide variety of snow covered surfaces. I was hoping to get in a few runs on dirt but it looks like winter is here also......oh, well maybe in May.

3 comments:

Eric Taft said...

Hey Ty,
what are the dates of the 2008 El Vaquero Loco?

Ty Draney said...

I think the 16th, or maybe the 9th. I have a meeting later this month with the Chamber of Commerce to get some local support. I also need to work up the nerve to go back to deal with the USFS. I'm still a bit peeved at them and their attitude about the race after last year.

Eric Taft said...

Great idea with the chamber of commerce helping out a bit. Didn't you know that us trail runners are the ilk of the mountains; littering, spray painting rocks, destroying things? I wish we could be as courteous and respectful as those drunks on their ATV's. :)