Tonight, I watched the most motivating television program (on Discovery Channel, of course). The show was about the Mountain X Race, an extreme multi-sport “adventure race” that consists of the following stages over a 5 day period. The Mountain X Race took place in the Alps (France) and consisted of:
Day 1: Foot race up a mountain (21 miles)
Day 2: Mountain biking (50 miles)
Day 3: Mountain Climbing
Day 4: Kayaking through water rapids
Day 5: A 7-hour long ultra marathon
Oh, did I mention hat they ran a 15K trail race at the end of each day!?
There were male, female, and co-ed teams. The American ladies kicked butt, but the French male team won! Can you imagine racing around the Alps!? Le sigh! 🙂
Those racers were extreme athletes! The women were so amazing – they totally hung in with the men. I’m not sure I could ever do that, but it gave me extra motivation for my little old triathlon. :)
Roasted veggies! I don’t know what has come over me, but I’ve been craving carrots, mushrooms, Brussel sprouts, and potatoes.
Dinner was a little light because around 5 PM, I started to munch on Trader Joe PB-Filled Pretzels:
Time two, at least!
I also had a real afternoon snack: Pumpkin Yogurt and granola.
Would you ever do an adventure race? There are some ‘sprint’ ones that only last 1 day! 🙂 Maybe I could handle that…. 🙂