Our race pit area. // Ready to race! // Lee crossing the finish line.
When I met Lee back in 2007, he did these mountain bike races every summer in Canmore, Alberta, Canada called the 24-Hours of Adrenalin. Like the name suggests, you ride your bike around a looped course on mountainous trails as many times as you can in twenty-four hours. Having dabbled in endurance sports myself, of course I loved that he shared the same sort of passion. And then, a year later, there was one of these races in Idyllwild, CA, which wasn't far from L.A. where I was living at the time. Lee signed up for the 24-hour event and asked if I wanted to join him. Not sure I was ready to bike all day and night, I signed up for the 8-hour race category instead.
I've got to hand it to Lee. After six hours on my bike I was done. DONE! And he still had another 18 hours to go.
And after seeing him cross that finish line after 24-hours-and-37-minutes of mountain biking, I knew I just had to marry this man.
Weekly Workouts: Monday - Crossfit: Seated shoulder press 4 sets of 4 reps (70lbs), then a whole mess of handstand push-ups and kettle bell swings (35lbs). Tuesday - Rest day. Wednesday - Crossfit: Power snatches + overhead squats (35lbs... my elbow is bugging me), then 35 chest-to-bar pullups (green band) + 1.25 mile run (12:47 time). Thursday - Crossfit: Turkish get-ups 2 sets of 8 (26lbs), then a whole lotta' burpees, ring dips and plank. Friday - Run! 5.1 miles/ 44:30. Pushing my little munchkin!