Winter Adventure with my son

Winter Adventure with my son
A couple of weeks ago with our Winter Adventure race.  Sheri and I planned to do the 4 hour course but was sick on race day.  I contemplated racing on my own, but then I asked my son if he wanted to join me.  We dropped down to the 2 hour race for his first ...

1st Orienteering Event 2016

1st Orienteering Event 2016
2 hours of running through a local State Park finding checkpoints! We felt good.   It was a beautiful day with full sunshine.  Have to love that in the Nebraska winter!  We felt strong on navigation and didn’t have any trouble finding most of the checkpoints.  We slowed down immensely when we got the part ...

Winter training plans 1

Winter training plans
Last run in beautiful state park! I haven’t posted in a long time.  Sometimes life happens.   But we are still at it and planning and gearing up for 2016. We have a lot of events on the schedule for 2016 and we are also changing our team name.  Time to upgrade from the Knotheads! ...

The Break Up 1

The Break Up
On March 21 we did a 6 hour Adventure Race at Milford Lake KS.  It was our first out of state race!   We had some great moments and some not so great moments. We drove to Manhattan Friday night after work.  Found our hotel and went out to grab something to eat. We ate at a ...

10 hour Adventure Race

10 hour Adventure Race
We did it.  We participated in a 10 hour adventure race.   It was pretty good for 8.  The last 2 were brutal. It was very hot and humid that day.  Like over 100 degrees hot. We were on our way by 5:15 and made it to the starting lake at 6:00 for check in. ...

State Games Adventure Race 1

State Games Adventure Race
Last Saturday we completed another Adventure Race.    As we got into the car to leave we said…how is it so much fun to run through poison ivy, get scratched up from weeds and tree branches, run, bike, swim for 3 hours? We had another great time.  It’s like being a kid on a scavenger ...

Run, Row, Rock and Roll part 2

Run, Row, Rock and Roll part 2
Race day! The alarm went off at 4:30.  Yuck.  I forget how noisy tent camping can be.  We listened to some coyotes during the night and one of us snored.  I’m not saying which one. We pulled on our clothes which consisted of new socks for both of us, and new pants for me.  Which ...

Adventure Racing – the night before

Adventure Racing - the night before
A little over a week ago, Sheri and I did our first ‘big’ adventure race.   It’s summer and all of the usually modes of transportation were included….kayaking, biking, hiking and orienteering. This was RRRR – for Run, Row, Rock and Roll in Fairbury NE.   We had the choice of the Sport Course – ...

Adventure Gear 101

Team Knotheads is preparing for our upcoming race on June 14th. We had our first trail ride last week on single track.  I’m not entirely sure we were where we were supposed to be but we didn’t get kicked out.  We really didn’t see anyone for that matter.  We rode for about an hour and ...

I got a new ride! 1

I got a new ride!
Last night I finally got a new to me bike! The week before I had went to the bike shop and looked at the Specialized Women’s Jett.    It’s a nice ride.  They were going to get a smaller one in for me to check out but in the meantime I found out about my friend ...