Month: July 2011

Quite possibly…

Hey there folks Currently sitting on a bus on my way back from Canada over to Spokane Wa and ultimately home. Will write ALOT more in the coming days. The race was amazing definitely the most physical thing I have ever done but also…

Eeek out one More

Hurry and wait is alive and well currently sitting waiting to load ALL our gear bins into a truck to take it somewhere bikes left this morning Pouring over our 8 maps now looking at route choices etc I know one of the two…

Final preparations

This might be the last post I make in a while. While the race doesn’t start for another 36 hrs I will put the phone away in the morning and won’t bust it out until sometime next weekend. We had pre race meeting this…

Getting ready

Sitting in Nelson BC, well not sitting really. Lots to do Getting bikes ready Packaging food Getting ready for on average 3hr check in process …. However this is quite normal for AR The photo attached is me with 1 of my favorite foods…

More sometimes…

Another challenge of AR is this… Waiting in airports for shuttles and team mates to arrive. Between flights being cancelled and computer glitches we are waiting in Spokane airport. We could be here for 4 hours while they catch up to us then drive…

Spare time

While sitting on the plane I had LOTS of time to think and with the busyness of summer haven’t done that in a while. As my mind wondered I was entertaining thoughts about why adventure racing and initially there are always 2-3 reasons that…

Sometimes

Sometimes the most challenging part of adventure racing is getting to the start line Currently on the plane to leave for Minneapolis then another plane to Spokane Washington then a shuttle into Canada See what I mean. And it’s only Thursday and we don’t…

Another day closer but…

RTNX is another day closer and I am well into tapering now. Which has always been tricky for me…. How much how little really depends on many factors How long is the race How much training one has done in preparation Is there a…

Finished… well almost

Today was Camp Appreciation Day at camp. When we appreciate camp or clean, pack up, put away many of the things we have used over the summer. It went fast, and that said it’s not quite over yet. We still have horse day camp…

Humidity

I have always thought that summer doesnt really start here in the south until the humidity kicks in. If that is true that summer started today. OH MY GOSH!!!! unbelieveable humidity today. but also thinking that it might be day 5 of 10 day…

Definition of Patriotic

With 4th July in our rear vision i have had some thoughts about it. Not surprisingly as some of you might be reading right now. So hear goes… Some of these thoughts come from an article i saw/read on the CNN belief blog this…

A character building day

This morning was one of those character building days with my training. Strangley enough it began yesterday when i completed this wickedly hard core routine that i occasionally do. This time i had Robin join me, it takes about an hour to complete and…