Chicago Area Orienteering Club
Waterfall Glen SW Madnaess #2 Orienteering Race
Racers: Eric Olsen, Heather Kluch, Don Bart
After working for 13 hours straight last night, on my feet all day with barely anything to eat, and then getting only 5 hours of sleep, my first thought when I woke up this morning was, "Why am I getting up to do this race?" So then I thought about how awesome I feel after doing one of these events, the sense of accomplishment and a good workout, and I also thought about the last one where I blew my teammate Don off because I was so tired, so I couldn't do that to him again. He knows Jiu Jitsu and he could kick my ass! Now that's motivation! Well I'm happy I did show up! I got to see some racers that I didn't expect to be there, and some other racers who I haven't seen in forever. One thing about adventure racing, it's a very tight knit community. Once you start racing and race often, you get to know a lot of people and these are pretty much some of the most amazing people I've ever met. This race was the start of an awesome day!
|Gerry Voelliger...Race director of Lightning Strikes and Thunder Rolls. One of my favorite people!|
|Kim Heintz - my awesome girly teamie of Eyes of the World!|
|April Hernann, me, Ellie Hernann, and their new dog Rosie. Rose did the race with them!|