I hit the big 5-0 this year. I needed a way to celebrate and since debauchery isn’t my style, I decided to go with adventure. I called up my old friend Ross who was also turning 50. We met in 7th grade science class- he was always trying to stay focused on his lab working with weights and measures while I would distract him by setting up the weights like bowling pins and turning it into a game. That’s pretty much how our friendship has gone ever since. A big turning point in my life was when we decided to go on a senior trip- a two week backpacking trip on the Appalachian Trail. Our mothers drove us the eight hours to help us shuttle our car and we were off.
Time marches on…both our mothers have passed since away, we’re facing 50 and here we still are – me inviting Ross on another adventure and him not putting up too much of a fight. A whole different kind of “senior trip”. We spent three perfect days in Zion, canyoneering, hiking and mountain biking.
I do a lot of these little getaways. I love pushing my limits and being in nature but the true joy of these adventures is being able to share them with good friends.
It’s that time of year again when we get to reconnect with our staff from all over the country. We all truly enjoy our time together at the events and I feel that comes across in our smiling faces. In an upcoming blog post you get to meet the crew that makes our events possible. Also look forward to Heather Hart, who is racing in this year’s Desert RATS Kokopelli 150 and gives some training advice for desert running.
Enjoy the trails