Sunday, October 31, 2010

2nd Team Event is Set

Santa Monica and Venice Christmas Run will be on December 11, 2010.  The plan is to head down to Santa Monica in the morning and do the run.  There is a 5K, 10K or they can be combine for a total of 15K.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The First Race-Nov 6th 2010

Equinox 12 hour Adventure Race is the first race that Team Steel Rx will do.  It involves Mtn biking, kayaking, and hiking with some orienteering thrown in as well.  It has only been just over a week since I finish my first 1/2 marathon so this has been a challenge to put together.  So far the biggest two challenges have been recruiting and finding enough mtn bikes to borrow for the race. With work and school and the long commute it has been hard to squeeze in a workout, however the wife and I did get a 3 mile jog in a few days ago.  I'm hoping to get a 7-8 mile hike in this weekend as well.  This is going to be a long race but I think we should be able to at least long as we can navigate in the dark.  I'll update you on the progress of the team later this week.

The First Post

The first post of a blog is always a challenge, it must be interesting and let the readers know what this blog is going to be about.  So I will attempt to do this while at my fourth year pharmacy rotation.  If I happen to start talking about proper IV rates for Potassium drips then you know that my preceptor just walked into the office.

I have always been intrigued by adventure racing.  I remember watching the Eco-Challenge (produced by Mark Burnett) when I was in high school and saying to my self "One day I will do an adventure race".  Well that was 10 years and about 60lbs less ago.  As I approach the end of my school career I find my self with more free time and the need to get into shape (only one more month until I turn 30).  During my last rotation I was hanging with the pharmacist talking about food and food and where to get some great food.  After about a half  hour of this somebody mentioned working out, then the Long Beach Marathon was mentioned. The pharmacist, and tech then told me they where going to run it.  Eventually they talked me into it and I signed up.  So after 2 months of training I ran/jogged/walking the Long Beach 1/2 Marathon.  The next day I was on the internet looking to sign up for another 1/2 marathon.  During my web surfing I came across a few adventure races and I knew that I had to do one...and I wanted to do it soon...

I sign up for my first adventure called the Equinox 12 hour Adventure Race.  However this is not a one man race.  I needed a team.  So this is the story of Team Steel Rx and how we started adventure racing.  Follow along as we learn by doing and hopefully one day become a competitive team.