This Saturday, Agnès and Alex left early for the airport. The scoop: Alex has been selected in this year's Congressional Page program and will spend almost 5 months on Capitol Hill. His first experience there, and he just turned 16... How cool is that to start the program the week of the President's address to the whole Congress for the State of the Union? 60 kids for the whole country, a 200-year old program, a school dedicated to the group, 4.5 months with our representatives, what a unique experience it is going to be for Alex and his "page-mates", all that right after our trip to Ethiopia (yet another of Alex's projects...)!
He had biked but never ran to the top of Black Mountain and was up for a 3:15 run so we left the rest of the group in the climb to the dam and got on Montebello Road, chatting all the way.
We came down to the reservoir following the flooding Stevens Creek Canyon and get our feet wet when crossing the creek actually. A good training in preparation of Way Too Cool, which we both got in by the way.
the General Manager and VP Europe of PayPal. As for being new to ultra, we ran 27 miles today, so he is definitely ready for his first 50K! You can expect to see him placing quickly! Brent, good luck in two weeks, and I hope you decide to join the Striders and also our RhoQuick ultra running team actually (please contact me to discuss)!
Audubon Society at McClellan Ranch (hoping to meet Debi Jamison, Steve Patt's wife, who volunteers there and left a note on my July post on the Blackberry Farm grand opening). Half a mile farther, I took two pictures of the e-waste drop-off event going on at Monta Vista High School (great sustainable and green initiative!).