I'd like to think I'm tough. I've survived childbirth (twice) my grade 8 bully, 7 years of adventure racing (including Wilderness Traverse three times) and a bear attack. So when one of the gals challenged our bookclub to the Polar Hero winter obstacle race, it sounded like fun.
One, two, three.....four! They're together....another team of four women! I thought we had moved quickly through the opening trek portion, but not fast enough. "Go, go...go" I yip at my team. Race is on.
On Easter weekend, while many of us were nursing chocolate hangovers, roughly 100 racers competed in the Stubborn Fool Adventure Race (the second event in the 2015 NAARS series) in Baraboo, WI. A relatively short but hilly course, (the fastest team completed in 3:10 and the slowest 4:19).
The GOALS Adventure Racing Association season kicked off early in 2015, with the second annual Meltdown on February 22. A six-hour winter adventure race, this year's Meltdown offered foot and bike navigation...
Actually it was more of a evil, hysterical laugh. For those of you who don't know, I'm in Ireland now and just completed my latest race (actually Bill was there last year. We're running this in celebration of the 2015 race starting today).
The North American Adventure Racing Championship took place on October 17, in the Badlands of North Dakota. Here's how it went down.
On October 19th, 200 racers descended on the rolling hills of Chester County Pennsylvania for the 11th annual Edge Adventure Sprint Race. Each fall GOALS Adventure Racing Association organizes this event, with each race benefiting a particular charity. This year's race was no exception, raising over $1000 (US) for the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation.
So there are cougars out in North Dakota... that was all I cared about for days prior to our flight. So I read about how to fight them, I drew eyes on the back of my hat and helmet to prevent sneak attacks, and looked up pictures of cougar mauling's to prepare myself for how I would look when I got home to NJ... I'm an idiot.