Our junior mountain bike camp was a lot of fun and I was so proud of all the kids. We started out with warm-up exercises and when I asked the kids what they thought we should start warming up first someone shouted out, "fingers!"
After that we worked on skills, rode trail, ate snacks and had a race. One of the coolest moments of the day was riding behind a bunch of the kids and hearing them call out "rock" and "bump" to each other. I was SO PROUD of them.
Unfortunately it started to rain right before the race. Talk about BAD TIMING! We had perfect weather all day....ugh! Moxie and I had to huddle in my trunk to keep dry...
Finally it was time to start and everyone ran/walked in the rain. It was so cool seeing so many people and dogs show up to support the Humane Society of West Michigan.
As for Moxie, from the moment we started it was obvious that she wanted to get done and back to our house as quickly as possible. She took off running as fast as possible and I can't even imagine what I looked like. So much for her running right by my side like we had been training at home. She was clearly running me. I was wearing my Garmin and I wish I had started it because I'm pretty sure I had a new PR in the first mile. The good news is that I didn't faint....even though I felt like I was going to.
By the time I got home my quads felt like they were going to break in half. I was SORE. I wasn't sure how I would be able to race cross the next day. Common sense told me to stay home but when do I ever follow common sense? The weather was beautiful and I'm so glad that I went. My legs were definitely tired but I lucked out with only one set of barriers. My favorite races are the ones where I can stay on my bike the most :-)