Trans Rockies Bike. Trans Rockies Run.
Is it really that time already?
The Trans Rockies Bike just wrapped up in Canmore, Alberta - and Keith and his partner Jill had the ride of their lives. 7 days of mud, sweat and challenge and he loved every moment of it. The weather was tough this year - but they both shrugged it off and embraced their time on the trail. It's all about attitude and my husband is eternally positive - and genuine. They got to the finish line, happy - but slightly battered. Keith decided in the interest of his long term health, it would not be wise to attempt to do the Trans Rockies Run. He's a smart boy that way: you've got to give your body the rest and respect it needs when your hurting and his Angry Achilles needs some rest!
For me, what that meant is that I needed a new partner, ASAP!! After a few days of phonecalls and e-mails and less than 24 hours before our departure, I found her. The lovely Kendra Olsen - an ultra friend from Ontario. She cleared her schedule, booked a ticket and we'll meet in Buena Vista, Colorado the day before the race. Kendra you rock and I'm looking forward to getting to know you a lot better. Nothing like running together for 6 days to get to know each other. :)
So, Keith and I are hitting the road today to make the drive to Colorado It's almost become an annual tradition and it's sort of like re-connecting with the family. It's my 4th time running this event, a challenging, beautiful 6 day stage race. Running this event gives me great pleasure, but I'm equally as excited about the socializing. Like I said, it's like connecting with The Family. I can't wait to meet up with my extended Trans Rockies family. Keith wouldn't miss out in the fun - he's looking forward to some quality time with friends in Colorado. He calls Trans Rockies: "Summer Camp for Adults" and it's so true. Let the running holiday begin!