An Expat Life: Nicaragua Blues and Ruse
Monday, February 4, 2008
Finished 'Linea del Fuego'
Originally planned to be a 25k, it was shortened to 23k, due to lack of runners. Instead, most folks opted for the 15k walk. Undeterred, myself and a handful of Quebecois and Western Europeans braved the heat, steep inclines (and more numerous) sharp declines, curious looks from the Nicas, to complete the trek to Masaya Lake.
We started at El Crucero, and moseyed our way up and down the mountain ridge, taking in the sights, with views of Managua, Masaya, Masaya Volcano, and finally Masaya Lake....Indeed, all things Masaya! At any rate, I completed the 'race' in about 2 hours, 40 minutes......For not training at all, I'll take it!
Here are some photos of the excursion.....Oh yeah, there were many cold beers and much delicious food at the finish line....