Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Fun and Games

I don't know why this Spring has me feeling busier than ever, and with no end in sight. Where's that feeling of new energy? Hope and optimism on account of the longer days? A sense of purpose, growth and new beginnings? I mostly feel like I can't get everything done like I want to.

I'm sure it has to do with the running season getting underway; programs need to get executed, schedules developed, and coaching provided. Not to mention the retail work, parenting and homemaking. Oh, and yes, training and racing.

So, I thought it would be fun to play a little with running. Do something fun and silly. Last night was the first Scavenger Hunt from Peak Performance Multisport, with two more hunts (Mondays May 11 and 18) scheduled. It's a series of three outings, so the team with the best average score wins the grand prize.

It was a hoot. The winning team, Team OCD, took home the prize. Despite their name, these gals actually resorted to dumpster-digging to find all that they needed on the list! They came back within the allotted hour with eight out of ten correct items.

There are not many rules: No motorized or wheel-powered transportation, unless you want to push a baby stroller or jogger. You must be back within one hour or you get penalized, two times the time over 60 minutes. The scoring is not complicated either. We take your running time, minus one minute for every correct item, and plus two minutes for each missed or unqualified item. The low score wins. If you didn't make it last night, be sure to get in on the fun next Monday evening at 5:45. You can register here.

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