Friday, September 23, 2011

Adventure Racing

Today I registered for my first adventure race--and I am ridiculously excited (and scared!)

I am not exactly sure what I am getting into but it combines three sports that I am moderately un-terrible at (cycling, running, and hiking) set in an area of Ireland that I've always wanted to explore.

It is the Sea 2 Summit race in Westport, with part of the track going up Croagh Patrick (the Magic Mountain--apparently you can lessen your purgatory sentence if summit it barefoot). I suppose my main reason for possibly biting off more than I can chew is that my days are wonderfully full at the hospital but my evenings and weekends sometimes feel a little...well...empty.

Don't get me wrong, I've been enjoying hikes out and some of the new people I've met, but I find that these days, the only time I feel really good is when my heart is pounding and I'm trying to ignore the singing of my muscles. I thought it'd be ideal to have something to train for. The added bonus being that there is no water sport involved which means no one has to see me thrashing about in a bathing suit like a wounded walrus. WIN!

Did I mention I am scared?!


Anonymous said...

Hope it goes well - I wanted to do Tough Mudder but my friends wimped out last year. Maybe next year ...

Albinoblackbear said...

WOW. I've never heard of Tough Mudder before.

It's intriguing to be sure, though I am slightly afraid of an event that involves *fire*. :P

Looks fun, and insane.

Nature Nerd said...

Why are there not more triathlons that don't involve swimming? I personally like the ones that replace the swim with a canoe paddle. Sounds like a fun race!

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