Today is Intentional

This all started from signing up for and completing the 2011 Death Race in Pittsfield, Vermont. During the 48 hour race I encountered 3 mountains, 1 river 120 some odd logs to split, 5 gallon pales of water, 100lb back packs and way more mud and freezing water than any human should ever be exposed to.

Today I am preparing for the next big adventure. Come join me on this incredible journey!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

24 in 24

Challenge #5: Run the stairs in the UBC Thunderbird Olympic Rink 24 times in 24 hours.

My Tally Sheet
My knees currently ice as I sit by my apartment's west-facing window absorbing the last few rays of a beautifully sunny day. I'm so happy to be finished with this challenge.

After a weekend of revisiting goals on Bowen Island with two amazing friends, Matt and Zoe, I decided that I would tackle my next challenge early Monday morning.

The clock struck 8am Monday and I was off!
The goal: Four sets of six laps before Tuesday at 8am.

Set One: Piece of cake - strong heart rate, negative splits, smile on my face!
Set Two: Two laps in - "FOOD NOW!" I inhaled a slice of pumpernickel with peanut butter and a Powerade.  Knocked out the last 4 laps.
Set Three: I pushed through six painful laps, grimacing often. I was finished for the day.


"Okay," I thought, "I had until 8am Tuesday morning to complete the final six laps. OH WAIT! I have a dentist appointment at 8am on Tuesday morning!"

My alarm rang at 4:20am - it's on! I laced up my runners, bused to UBC and embarked upon the last leg of my journey at 5:30am. 

After only 10 steps my ego started screaming at me! "GIVE UP NOW!"

As Mr. Corker put it:
"My ego is that the little voice inside my head that tells me what I want to hear, not what I need to hear. It has said things in the past like “popular kids don’t put their hands up in class,” “no one can actually be that happy,” or “it’s ok to give up now.”

It is not okay to give up.

I was immediately in pain, but knew that I could either give up and make excuses or write to you about how I completed 24 laps of Thunderbird Arena in 24 hours!

 ...well actually it was twenty-three hours.

Thunderbird Arena - 6:45am Tuesday

Thank you Kavie Toor for this sadistic challenge!
Think you can top this?  Email me at with your challenge!


  1. You are an inspiration!! I LOVE THIS. I am going to challenge you to come down to OR and KICK MY BUTT in a race this season. It's on!! (Ok, you win. But you should still come!)

  2. My favourite part of this is:
    "actually it was 23 hours."

    BOOM! Live the dream!