Wednesday, November 17, 2010

ROCK OURAY

In the beginning of Nov here in Ouray, we had a super fun rock climbing competition that my good friend Kevin Copprek organize.
The comp was a endurance comp. 1:30 min of climbing with the same partner. Both climbers had to lead the routes from 5.10 to 5.12 and one "alpine route" a 5.6 that we had to climb with a 35 pound back pack. There were 6 teams of pretty good rock climbers specially the locals who know all the routes move by move.
I had the pleasure of having Steve House as my partner so we wore all psyched to climb for 1:30 straight

Before the comp starts, the rain came down on us but everybody including the spectators wore psyched to roll with the program.
And their we goo. the Clock start and is climbing time.

It was my first time climbing with Steve, and let me tell you that it was super fun.
Here he is climbing in the middle of the rain after 7 pitches of 5.11- Our strategy was climbing the alpine route as much as we can since that route had the most points of all. Super sketchy climbing the wet slab with a heavy pack in my running shoes.
Check this one out here of all us on the sharp end climbing as much pitches as we could.
In the end, our strategy paid out and we end up having the most points of any of the teams
taking first place. Here a photo of Steve and I with our points card. Super fun times climbing with my partner sharing some god times with all the other climbers and being cheering by lots of spectators. Thanks to everybody for the good times and looking forward for next year
ROCK OURAY ENDURO COMP.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

CHICAGO MARATHON

This last October, I had the opportunity to go to Chicago and checkout the Marathon.
My awesome girl friend Anita was running the Marathon to help a fund raise in central Mexico.

Anita's Mom start 11 years ago CASA DE LOS ANGELES. It is a day care for single moms with very little $ to raise their kids.

The Chicago Marathon is the main event where they had the opportunity to raise money for a great cause. In the end they end up raising over 40,000 dollars. that it is the double down in mexico. WAY TO GO :)

The marathon was a great event to watch over 35,000 people run that every year. Super inspairing. In terms of distance Marathons a 24 miles. So for most of us it will take more than 3 hours of running no stop~!!!!! People from all over the World run in this event plus they have the chance to check out the city that way to. Here is Anita with her awesome smile she keep it for 24 miles straight. Pretty cool.
Lots of funny al cools things to see along the Marathon.

In the end is was a great time on the city. What a great experince looking forward for next year. Here is a little video of the start of the race. Some people thats what they do for living run marathons especially the Africans how are the BEST runners in the world. Check it out.
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