Dark Storm Rain Storm

I am up in Tahoe City again after a couple of days spent visiting various Brautigams in Reno and Truckee. I struggled to motivate for a workout today. It was rainy, and I don’t like rainy. I grew up surrounded by desert climate, and usually rain is a welcome thing, but I really start to dislike it when it comes in November and it’s supposed to be white and fluffy. I ended up doing a strength session today because they can be quick and still beneficial. This way I could sit around on my computer organizing my iTunes library without feeling so guilty about not having done any training today. Typically I don’t like working out inside, especially on contraptions like treadmills, but with strength it doesn’t bother me as much.

I hope the altitude of the snow line drops soon, so that we can return to sunny, snowy California here in Tahoe City because I’m looking forward to skiing Tahoe XC, though I think that most of the XC places with a bit more elevation like ASC got some snow.

Unrelated to the strength session, but here is a picture from a ski I had at TDXC earlier this past week. As you can tell, PK and August had a good time despite the significant melting. It probably was because it wasn’t raining.

Music: The Aussies turned me onto a band called The Jezebels, and I’ve been really into this song called Dark Storm


About Gus

My full name is Gustavo, though I go by Gus. I was a member of the UNR NCAA Ski Team from 2008-2010 and a founder of the UNR Winter Sports Club. I have been a Far West Farm Team member for 2 seasons so far and am looking forward to my third year. I’m working my way toward being a ski coach and english teacher, while still trying to be as fast as I can be. I love mountains and canyons and rivers. My favorite place to be outside of skiing is in the Grand Canyon, though I don’t get to go there as much as I’d like. I’ve started a collaborative project called #summitsunday this year. Check it out and join the movement at summitsunday.blogspot.com