Yesterday (Day 1 continued):
Finished 3rd event of the day! 1 mile uphill. Without a doubt the hardest 1 mile I’ve ever run up. Basically some crazy folks carved a stone stair case to the top of a mountain and this was the challenge. My goal was met…I got to the top! (I won’t mention my time LOL)
I won’t win the event, but I can say that I was the only CEO that competed in 3 events in one day !!! (a 20 mile time trial, a PT Test, and this mouton climb).
Last night we had a great dinner with everybody at the “Blue House”. Here in Killington VT, there aren’t addresses, just names. We are staying at the “Gray House with the Big Deck” and some of the CEO athletes are staying at the Blue House so we had dinner catered there.
Last night I woke up at about 4:00AM with bilateral leg cramps. Every muscle in my legs was in spasm 🙂 Thank God for Advil.
Today (Day 2):
I just finished my 4th and final event this morning. YAY! A 6 mile mountain bike ride! Perhaps the scariest thing I’ve ever done. As a road cyclist, I didn’t have an appreciation for the technical and physical difficulty of mountain biking. To all you mountain bikers out there, my hats off to you. I finished in one piece. Mission accomplished!
Tonight is my last night with the group. We’ll have a catered dinner again at the Blue House. I’ve met some tremendous people, made some great contacts, and look forward to some lasting relationships with many of them.
I signed up for this CEO challenge because I wanted to take my fitness to the next level. The training I’ve done this past month and the events this weekend have undoubtedly done that for me. I look forward to doing it again next year! More importantly, I look forward to continuing to train as opposed to “work out”.
If I can offer one piece of advice to all of you it’s this. Whether it’s fitness or something else…if there’s something you are passionate about, go for it. Put yourself out there and enjoy the ride. You might be surprised at just how good you are at it…..and how supportive the people around you will be.
To all you Taos’ers a big thanks for your support and encouragement. To my family – Ellen, Lauren, Ricky, Jamie…you are my rocks! Fun rocks at that 🙂 I wouldn’t have attempted this without your enthusiasm and encouragement and love and best of all…..your sense of humor. What 30 days ago seemed like a totally crazy and ridiculous idea, became a reality. I wouldn’t/couldn’t have done it without you!