This past weekend started nicely with both a soccer game and selling a car that had been sitting idle on the drive/side of the house for almost a year. It didn't take that long to sell, we just never bothered to try until last October. We finally sold it to a local guy (the good ol' Carson City one degree of separation in action). Good car. It will be happy to be useful again.
Soccer. Hmm. Once again, my daughter's team lead by a 2-0 margin going into the second half. Once again, they managed to squander that lead and either lose or draw at the end of full time. In this particular case, it ended in a loss. I don't understand it. The girls appear to be working as hard as ever, but I think the lineup alterations at halftime are not working as expected. Since it's happened in the last 3 (or is it 4?) games in a row, I definitely think it's a coaching issue. I won't complain to the coaches though. Mikaela doesn't focus on the outcome and is happy with playing hard. I will be, too.
I joined up with the TMM group run on Sunday morning, and ended up doing a new route for me. I had run the first 1.5 miles before on a Mt. Rose to Spooner Summit one-way journey a couple of years ago, but I had never seen the trail from the return perspective, and I had never been on the trail down to the Diamond Peak lodge, nor on the route out of there that the Tahoe Rim Trail 50M race follows.
There were only five of us that started, Dr. Josh and Tom, both of the UNR Medical school took the lead, the always lovely and chipper Angela, and Peter. Trailing was the photog.
All in all, a pretty decent 7 days of running with over 11,500 feet of elevation gain across more than 50 miles. That's my biggest week in a year. Yowza! Subtracting out the aberrant peeing blood situation on Friday after a very hot, strenuous run in Ash Canyon, I'd call it great!