I can’t believe that it has been almost a month since the last post. Guess I haven’t had much to say. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to make the Pangea Turkey Burn AR due to injuries. I was a little upset by it all, especially after reading the Canyoneros write-up. But now I’m over it and we’re about healed so on to more training and more racing. Our next race will be the Pangea Resolution AR. That’s right, after a month of fattening up on Christmas eggnog and figgy pudding, we’re going to do an 8-hour Adventure Race. This time we’ll have Super Stu with us so I know it will be a good time.
One cool development is that we may have picked up another teammate or two. My 14 year old niece, Taylor, loves this sort of stuff and wants to run some races with us. Did I mention she is a cross-country track star? When I found out she runs a sub 7 minute 5k, I had to step up my game and now I have included a sub 7 minute 5k into my weekly training regimen and call it the Taylor Challenge. For some of you speedsters, this may not be a big deal but for me it’s pretty tough. Our other new teammate is Coop, who is probably the fastest guy at our daily pick-up Ultimate games. He’s also a fan of hiking and land navigation, so I’m really excited about having him on the team. But, he just had his first baby so I’m not sure when he’ll be able to start racing with us.
Lastly, we might attempt a permanent orienteering course this Saturday if the weather holds. I definitely need some practice before our next race. Check out the link to find a course or orienteering club near you.