Tuesday, March 07, 2006

G.I. JANE, HOO-YAH!


Oh. My. God.

And as you will see at the end of this post, I do not in any way mean that vainly or profanely.

Jack tossed out bait for this race and I have SO got to start doing adventure races. Don't know how long it would take to work up to this one but over my racing years
I've watched parts a couple of small adventure races and looked at a couple online and.... I believe this is my next type of challenge. I was wondering what to do next besides/in addition to/ instead of just continuing with Ironman once a year or so and/or moving on to ultra-marathons, double-centuries, cross-continent rides .... one needs a bit of variety, I think. The obstacles, the climbing, the mud, the pain, the defiance (which goes beyond mere determination) ..... wow, Jack! Look at how bizarre a chain of events can get: find a biking buddy who has a hiking buddy, get dropped from a hike, sneak into a triathlon (put up to that one by Nancy), get a flat tire fixed by a homeless guy, hand a couple bucks to a beggar, get a new visitor's comment on my blog, get turned on to a new type of sport and further challenge.

Thanks, Nancy!
Thanks, Pat!
Thanks, hiking group!
Thanks, Sr. Olympics string-pulling lady!
Thanks, homeless guy!!
Thanks, Wal-Mart beggar!!
Thank you, Jack!!
Thank you, God!!

6 comments:

nancytoby said...

I would LOVE to do an adventure race! Hey, if you need a teammate who can read a compass and find her direction pretty well, usually.... :-)

You're welcome. Can't wait to see you at IMFL - or hopefully earlier in the summer for some hardcore training!

Dawn - Pink Chick said...

I've done obstacle courses with tires, etc. They're a blast. Have fun.

Jack said...

G.I. Jane, Hoo-Yah! I like that. I had the same reaction when I saw the race on German TV. The two drowned-rat-looking dudes they interviewed said it was hard, but ooooh what a blast, they already signed up for the next year! I've been surfing ever since trying to find an adventure race in my area. We're going to have to send an RBF team to the Tough Guy Race in 2007. Be sure to read the training tips on their website - it's hilarious to read. Leave it to the Brit's!

Jack said...

I did some quick surfing, there are some really diverse and amazing adventure races all over the USA and the world. A couple quick links:

http://www.oarevents.com/races.asp

http://sleepmonsters.com/calendar.php

Ellie said...

Thanks, Jack! I found the OAR site, too. I'll check the other one. Active.com has an adventure-racing training site... I'll find it and send it to you.

Anonymous said...

Best regards from NY!
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