Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Adventure Racing, Kick it up a knotch

Having only recently adopted adventure racing into my list of favorite activities especially after having completed the Watertribe Everglades Challenge in March of 2007 and the Missouri river 340 in July, I have definitely either lost my mind or just have the bug really bad. Since the 200 mile bike ride over Labor day weekend it has been easy to keep the adventure factor high these past few weeks. Well the other day, I (along with good friend Adam Domanski) signed on for what is sure to be another great adventure. I am officially registered for the Louisville Ironman set for August 31st 2008.

Adam who is already a seasoned Triathlete has been trying to get me to sign up for a triathlon (I have never done one before) for a while now but I haven't partly because of last minute sign up costs and partly because I didn't think I was in good enough shape. Adam recently finished his first 1/2 Ironman (the Patriot's Half) last weekend and another sprint Tri this weekend where he placed 6th. He helped push me over the edge and I thank him for that as he and I are now committed to training and becoming Ironmen. It would seem that commitment is contagious as it was not hard for me to convince my Mom to sign up for her first Ironman also and she will be right there with us next year on the start line. Go mom.

In other news, this weekend is the Outback Regatta on Lake Murray in SC. I decided to break from the norm and sail my Hobie 18 in the regatta and asked my Dad to crew for me (your not getting out of this one Dad). He agreed and mom will be coming down as well with her kayak. My sister may come down from Boone, NC for the weekend and join us as well.

3 comments:

Kristen said...

Oh, Alan. I see a long and worrisome life ahead of you ;)

Alice said...

I think you should take on the Northwest Passage. Sail it while there's still ice up there!

Capt'n "O" Dark 30 said...

Perfect!