As an accountant, I sit at a desk all day, so in order to keep from getting a little pudgy around the edges, incorporating some type of physical activity in my life is a must. I decided a while back before college that running was probably the best thing for me to keep in shape. I used to play football in high school and was part of the Track & Field team, so incorporating running into a weekly routine didn’t seem too daunting of task. Besides, endurance wasn’t ever an issue for me and it felt sort of nice to mix things up from just running back and forth or in circles around a track. Running has since evolved for me from the necessary evil of keeping in shape to somewhat of an obsession. I don’t run to boast some sort of persona that I am an all pro marathoner or feel some intense passion from encouraging others. I run simply because it is enjoyable and something personal for me. I have run 6 marathons, more than 15 half marathons, and participated in a number of relay events. Most of which, have been in the Reno or Lake Tahoe area, which is where I grew up. I have come to appreciate the beauty of running in this area and enjoy the vast amount of running trails, paths, events, and running groups the community has to offer. Whether I am participating in a local 10k through downtown Reno, running the Lake Tahoe marathon, or just going out on a Saturday morning jog with my dogs, there is always a new route or trail to explore. My goal is to share these amazing running routes and events with other interested runners and give a little insight on what Reno and Lake Tahoe have to offer as running communities. I hope you enjoy my blog!