A Van Awesome Journey

Hi thanks for finding my blog! I am a wife of an awesome husband and proud mother to two amazing boys. I just quit my job to stay at home with our children and now have all the time in the world to play play play!!! Play with my children and play some games of my own...hence this blog. I entered a contest to be part of an Adventure Race something I have never done before. So I am required to blog weekly on my journey...so here goes..thanks for sharing it with me :).................So what has started out as a blog for reasons mentioned above has now continued into an on going journey that I have been asked to continue to share...and you with me! So thanks for coming along for the ride :)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Back to back awesome!

So we just had back to back weekend races....woooooo, tired, but FUN! Hubby ad I don't go out to the movies and we don't go out to dinner. The only time we have my parents/friends watch the kids is if we both have to work OR if we are racing together....cause that's seems to be what we do now :)
On Sat July, 21 we did a race that is new to us this year. I had heard about it from some girls friends that did it last year and asked hubby if he wanted to try it out. It's called the Warrior Dash and it's a 5k course at Horseshoe Vally with obstacles you have to go through it as you go along, including a fire pit jump and mud pit at the end. What was neat about this race was that it was a first for both hubby and I, where before he had joined in on races I had already done. We hooked up my Dad this weekend to watch the boys and shipped them off from Fri night until Sun morning!! Kid free all weekend...I don't care what we are doing, I call that a romantic weekend away :)
So during the race we just took our time. It was hot and we had to head straight UP, UP, UP the ski hills to start. At each obstacle we would stop and take pictures of each other and just took our time and enjoyed our self :)....at one point we were walking along the path for awhile and I turned to hubby and said, "So what's new?!" LOL!
At the end we did the fire pit jump and went hardcore crawl through the mud pit and crossed the finish line holding muddy hands :) xoxo
We then got sprayed down by the fireman and changed into dry clothes and sat and enjoyed a big turkey leg Warrior style :)
This past weekend we did our 4hr RockStar Adventure Race as Team Van Awesome!! Once again shipped the kids off to my Moms this time on the Fri night and headed out early Sat morning on the 3hr drive just to get to the race site. The weather was beautiful and we were in good spirits and excited. This year they changed what happen at the start of the race. So we were given our stage 2 map ahead of time so that we could map out where we wanted to go and what points we were going to collect. 15min before race start they gave us the stage 1 map that we had to complete first and get 2 flags. The first one, one of us had to run a trail and get the red flag in the waist deep water. Hubby looked at me and said, " You can run!" LOL!....once I did that we both had to hop on our bikes and go counter clock wise through a path the get the 2nd flag......now I have run this path before and knew that it was pretty rough going. LOL!! Oh man it was hard and tiring and the race started at 2pm so it was hot out!
We passed one girl on the path throwing-up :S...a few people changing their tire from the flat they got and some people were breaking out the first-Aid kit!!! I said to my husband at one point, " You forget how hard this is until you get out here again eh!"...it took us the first 1hr to get through that run/bike part but we pulled over on the path a few times to sit in the shade and take off our helmets for a good 5min to try and cool off and catch our breath.
Although we had 2L each of water in our Camlbak's it gets all warm from being against our backs, so it wasn't very refreshing!......once we were done that I suggested that we go do the underwater points so I could dive down into the lake and cool off....that was a good plan. Once I did that I felt great. So we jumped in the canoe and went out to get our other points. The day ended up going really well for us. We got all but one of the points we planned to get (20pts) and we finished with 5mins to spare. So out of a possible 800 and something point we got 580 :)
Once again we sat and had our victory dinner together....now normally I don't like ice cream, but they had that for desserts and I had a big bowl of it and it was the best thing I EVER tasted after everything we had just done!! LOL!!! WOOOOOO HOOOOOO For Team VanAwesome!!
It's funny, as I have been telling people that we just did a 4hr race, they are most impressed with my husband and how he kept up to me! LOL!!....guess I'll take that as a complement :).....but I must say it is pretty cool being out there with my best-ist friend xoxoxox Live in YOUR Awesome!!

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