I'm a little freaked out at the moment, but in a good way. Sierra and I signed up for TransRockies last night! Way back in the fall, Jill tried to suggest that we should do this race. I laughed. I basically said no way in hell would I ever do something that crazy.
Then I thought about it. For about 6 months. And I changed my mind.
I've never really done something like this, but I wanted a challenge for this summer. I've investigated the routes, the elevation gain and the feedback from past participants. I think we can do it. I mean, I am nervous...and I know it will take a lot of time on my bike to be able to complete the 7 days, but I'm up for it. And I know Sierra is too. There isn't anyone else I would rather do this with. She's already an endurance star (hello - Ironman?!) and we both share a penchant for commiting to things, sticking to training plans, and (hopefully) having fun while playing outside.
I am trusting the event's website which promises an "accessible, challenging, rewarding epic adventure." I've already heard a bit of naysaying about our ability to complete this, but Sierra just sees that as extra motivation. I know it won't be easy and I have quite a few things to learn, but I am looking forward to what I hope will be a beautiful journey through the Rockies.
At present, here are my goals: (1) complete each stage (2) complete each stage in the official time permitted.
So, stay tuned. This blog may become a little more bike focused over the next 17 weeks!