Friday, April 15, 2011
12k mountain race this summer and baking a cake next week
The Scartop Mountain race is back this year. July 4th. I run part of this course maybe 4-5 times a week and this is pretty much in my neighborhood. There's a pancake feed and parade afterward and I could very easily be persuaded in to having a barbecue at my house afterward. People can park at my house and we can warm-up and cool-down from there. I'm particularly excited because the dream crusher will be here. David is an awesome kid (I can say that because I'm old enough to be his father) and he's stupid fast and fit so I don't expect to defend my title but it will be fun to duke it out for a mile or two with him. The course is mostly dirt roads with over 1000ft of climbing and starts at 8000ft altitude and it's fast if you're strong. Challenging but not brutal. At a couple points you have views of the Continental Divide.
And in a couple of weeks I get to make another cake. Oliver turns 2 so I'm baking a cake in the shape of his two favorite things in the world, a teddy bear and a blanket. This will be my hardest cake by far. I want it to be a ~10" high sitting teddy bear so I need to make it vertical and it's going to be cuddling a blanket. Should be fun!