This section of my website used to be dedicated to triathlon training, personal race results and certification reviews, like Turbo Kick. I am expanding it to include more generic health & fitness topics. Also, I talk a lot about "D" -- he's my husband (Dave Liu)!

Monday, June 09, 2003

Balance Bar Adventure Race in Salt Lake City, UT

D (hubby) competed in a Balance Bar adventure sprint in Soldier Hollow near Salt Lake City, UT (SLC) on Sunday, 6/8/03. It was a grueling, punishing race that D and his team finished in just over 4 hours [6/10/03 Update: According to the official results, D's team, "Team Whatthahellamidoin" came in 29 of 48 with a time of 04:07:52]. In addition to a six mile trail run, one mile of kayaking and a ten mile mountain bike ride, teams had to complete several "special tests", including inflating their own kayaks, crawling through a mud pit and hit targets with an air rifle - biathlon shooting style! It is by far the most difficult thing I've ever witnessed him do - and I have the photos to prove it (will post some soon)! I am so proud of him for completing this race while simultaneously raising money for the leukemia and lymphoma society through Team in Training (TNT).

Despite being completely mentally and physically drained by the end of the race, D is already looking forward to competing in the next one. He's going to be a mentor for the summer session of the San Francisco chapter for TNT and may compete again in the Sacramento (Folsom) adventure race at the end of August. HE THE MAN!

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