Monday, September 27, 2010

Lake Tahoe Triple Day 3 - Marathon # 83

Yippee!!! I love Lake Tahoe Triple!!! The best triple in the world!!! It was beautiful in Lake Tahoe!!! My 4th year and my best year...Day 3 was awesome...No altitude sickness, no stomach issues, no headache, just big fun!!!

Some of my marathon buddies were having big fun too!!!

Go Deo! Go Deo!!! Marathon Maniac #22!!!

This is Amy and her first marathon!!! Looking good Amy!!!

Lots of ladies running the triple!!! We are amazing!!! Yes we are!!!

The killer hill...I made it...still having big fun!

Mark and Rudy finishing the Tahoe Double Dare! The Tahoe Double Dare is running two 72 milers around the lake, each in opposite directions. Rudy and Mark you're Rock Stars!!! Congrats!!!

Congrats Charlie you finished the Tahoe Triple! When I grow up I want to be just like Charlie. I want one of those cool walkers too...

This year we received 3 finishers medals...I finished and didn't want it to end 6:36:33

Thank you Lake Tahoe Marathon staff for a perfect TRIPLE!


Have the daring to accept yourself as a bundle of possibilities and undertake the game of making the most of your best. -Henry Emerson Fosdick-

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson-

Let nothing hold you back from exploring your wildest fantasies, wishes, and aspirations. Don't be afraid to follow your dreams wherever they lead you. Open your eyes to their beauty; open your mind to their magic; open your heart to their possibilities. Only by dreaming will you ever discover who you are, what you want, and what you can do. Don't be afraid to take risks, to become involved, to make a commitment. Do whatever it takes to make your dreams come true.
-Julie Anne Ford-

When your Dreams become your Life and your Life becomes your Dreams, you begin to see God all over them.
Yolanda "Walking Diva"

Cathy - Tahoe Double Dare - 144 Miles

Cathy is running the Tahoe Double Dare in the loving memory of her daughter Kimi who lost her young life to colon cancer. Kimi was 37 years young when she lost her battle.

The Tahoe Double Dare is running two 72 milers around the lake, each in opposite directions. That's 144 miles!!! Cathy's crew was eager and excited to be a part of this amazing journey. Two times around the beautiful Lake Tahoe lake.

Cathy and the crew getting ready for their night run.

The temperature dropped to the low 30's. It was a beautiful night with a full moon.

I ran into Cathy on day 1 at mile 23. Cathy was finishing up her 1st loop around the lake. Looking good Cathy...Keep going!!! You're a strong and amazing woman!!!

You did it Cathy and Kimi was with you every step of the way! When God picks flowers he picks the most precious and beautiful to bring home...
I am on an endless journey through eternity...

In the infinity of life, all is perfect, whole, and complete. The cycle of life is also perfect, whole, and complete. There is a time of beginning, a time of growth, a time of being, a time of withering or wearing out, and a time of leaving. This is all part of the perfection of life. I sense it as normal and natural, and though saddened at times, I accept the cycle and its rhythms. Sometimes there is an abrupt ending in mid-cycle. I am jarred and feel threatened. Someone dies too soon, or something was smashed and broken. However, I know that life is ever-changing. There is no beginning and no end, only a constant cycling and recycling of substance and experience. Life is never stuck or static or stale, for each moment is ever-new and fresh. Every ending is a new point of beginning.
-Louise L. Hay-

To learn more about colon cancer visit "The Colon Club".

Keep Believing in yourself and your Dreams!
Yolanda "Walking Diva"

Lake Tahoe Triple Day 2 - Marathon # 82

Day 2 started at Spooner Lake. What a pretty morning!!! Postcard beautiful!!!

This is Power Walker Linda from Wisconsin. I followed Linda for 20 miles and I finished day two with a PR! 5:59:33 Thanks Linda and it was a pleasure meeting you.

Charlie has dystonia, which prevents him from standing up straight...What an inspiration!!! Cool walker too... Day 2 finished on Commons Beach in Tahoe City.

Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
-Will Rogers-

A positive, healthy sense of self-value and worth is the foundation of our happiness and success. When we know who we are and believe it, our greatest dreams are possible. When we doubt ourselves, question our worth, and undermine our self-value, our greatest victory will be worthless. Affirm " I am my greatest hero". That is really where it starts. We must believe in who we are and what we do. We must look up to and trust ourselves to make it through the difficulties knowing that we can. Only we can truly appreciate and celebrate our own success. We are equipped and capable of getting to where we want to be. If we have any doubts, we can always hold our own hand.
-Iyanla Vanzant-

Keep Believing in yourself and your Dreams!
Yolanda "Walking Diva"

Lake Tahoe Triple Day 1 - Marathon # 81

The Lake Tahoe Triple is three different marathons in three days in two states. The triple covers the entire shoreline of the lake over three days. This was my 4th year walking the Lake Tahoe Triple. I finished

Day 1 started at Emerald Bay. The views of the lake were spectacular! There were challenging hills but the scenery was well worth the climb.

It was a beautiful morning and a little cold, in the low 30's.

Rudy and Mark are running the Tahoe Double Dare. The Tahoe Double Dare is running two 72 milers around the lake, each in opposite directions. Good lucks guys!


Life is like a steam of water and we all occupy different rocks within the stream. Some people occupy pebbles while some occupy boulders. Regardless of the size of the rock we occupy, there are always bigger and better rocks available to all of us. The problem with moving to a bigger and better rock is that it requires a leap of faith. Most people want to occupy a bigger and better rock but they are afraid that if they jump they will fall into the stream of life and drown. The fear of failure paralyzes them. These people do not want to jump unless they are absolutely sure certain that they will land on the desired rock and not drown. So they spend their lives waiting for the perfect no risk conditions to jump, which never comes. What people fail to realize is that God doesn't bless you while you sit on your rock and do nothing. God blesses you after you have taken the leap of faith. He blesses you while you are in the air and makes sure that you land safely.
-Author Unknown-

Keep Believing in your Dreams!
Yolanda "Walking Diva"