Anyways, it was the absolute right decision to stay home as I had SO MUCH fun this weekend. As luck would have it we were able to race the Fun Promotions winter season series finale at Pando, which happens to be less then 30 minutes away from my house. Jill and I decided to race duo in the open advanced category which meant that we had to do as many laps as possible in 3-hours. I raced the first half and it was Jill's responsibility to "close it down!"
The race started at noon and it felt like a luxury to sleep in. When I finally arrived at Pando I was really excited to see so many friends and GRBC teammates racing.
Lazer Helium helmet which is ridiculously comfortable. It's like wearing a pillow or something.
|One of the many bonuses of racing with a teammate is that they can capture all sorts of awkward photos at the start...here I am anxiously pulling my inner tube and worrying about the hill :-)|
I was laughing and screaming so hard I was one step away from peeing my pants. I don't ever remember having this much fun as a kid.
|I'm not sure where my head is, but those are my legs sticking up in the middle... (photo: Jack Kunnen)|
|When participating in a tubing threesome, it is important to make sure that you color coordinate! (photo: Jack Kunnen)|
|I was like, "come on friends....wait for me!!!"|
|Apparently I like to run on my tip-toes in the snow :-)|
I headed into the woods and started catching up to people and continued to do so for the rest of my half of the race. It was so much fun! The course was a mixture of firm snow, with a few mushy parts that required staying in the "snow grooves!" The sun was shining and being in the woods made it seem much warmer then it really was. My legs were a tiny bit tired from the week but once I started to warm up I felt great. I'm positive that I was smiling the entire time. I couldn't believe it when I looked down at my watch and realized that an hour had already passed by...time really does fly when you are having fun!
|Wheeeeeeee! (photo: Jack Kunnen)|
|I seriously loved every single moment out on the course...even the parts that included me landing on my butt in the snow! (photo: Jack Kunnen)|
|I love being out in the woods in the winter time!|
|I barely made it half-way through the woods before my teammate was speeding past me on her second lap!|
|I couldn't ask for a better teammate!|
|From left: Mackenzie Woodring, Kim Thomas, Jill Martindale, Me :-)|