I love it when things work. . . .

7 05 2012

After a stressful work weekend where lots of things didn’t go as planned I want to talk about something fun and positive.  I was working in Knoxville this weekend (and in Charlottesville too) timing the REV3 race.  I remember the first race in Knoxville.  I have been to every single REV3 race since Knoxville 3 years ago.  It has been such a joy to watch the races grow and see ideas grow into bigger and more amazing realities.

The first kids adventure race was small.  It seemed that folks either didn’t know about it or weren’t buying into it yet.  Fast forward three years and this was the sight at the kids adventure race:There was so much excitement and energy watching the families race together.  I saw the same athletes we had checked in on Friday and Saturday morning.  I am so proud to work for a company that understands that during that long boring race and a weekend full of hurry up and wait it’s important that athletes and the companies that serve them need to give a little time and attention to those that have supported them through a lot of training time.

I am an uphill ninja master

5 08 2010

O-k, not really – but I am much better at going up hill on my mountain bike than downhill.  And slippery rocks – I’m still not a huge fan, but I’m learning.  Learning – that’s what I love about starting a new adventure on my mountain bike.  It’s new and fun.  I think I’d lost some of that new and fun from triathlon.  Maybe I just needed a break.   Who knows.  What I do know is that even with a sore throat and a 2 hour car trip on tap for the day I’m still sitting here wondering if the trails are dry enough for me to get out for a quick am spin.

I’ll never be a world class mountain biker – I’m way too cautious for that.  But chances are good that I’ll do an off road race soon and not suck at it : )  Imagine my delight and surprise when I found this:    a REV3 Sprint adventure race!

I guess this means I need to learn to read a map?!