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Mapping the world, one waxy strand at a time…


Thank you for all your well-wishes and concerns – I really appreciated your notes and comments. As some of you saw in the race media coverage, our team pulled off the course on Wednesday morning, after 48 hours of racing.

We were all struggling to varying degrees with the extreme heat and sun, and it ultimately became unsafe to continue on.

Now three days later, we’ve recovered physically and are getting there mentally.  The race ended officially last night at 6 pm, and we’re still camped out at the finish line lodge.  We return to San Jose today for the closing ceremonies and then try to move on with a few days of traveling through the Costa Rican highlands.

Even with the disappointing results, we still enjoyed a pretty incredible two days of racing.  We rode through banana plantations, kayaked alongside crocodiles, forded rivers, and trekked up steep jungle passes.

And we made sure to take lots of pictures along the way.

I´ll be back later this week with the race highlights and lowlights, along with some CR adventures for good measure.

Have you ever played catch with monkeys?


21 responses to “DNF

  1. natalie July 2, 2011 at 8:55 am

    oh wow, sorry to hear that it wasn’t exactly what you planned, but it sounds amazing! can’t wait to hear more and see the pictures.

  2. Kim (Book Worm Runs) July 2, 2011 at 10:03 am

    I am so glad you all are safe and doing OK!!! Even though you had to cut your adventure short it sounds like you experienced AMAZING things…I can’t wait for pictures and a recap!! 🙂 Safe travels home!!!

  3. kari w/ Running Ricig July 2, 2011 at 10:12 am

    Oh man! I’m glad you guys are alright!! I’m excited to see pictures.

  4. Sarah S @RunningOnWords July 2, 2011 at 10:16 am

    I saw you guys pulled out, so I’m glad you let us know you are alright! You are still my hero and I can’t wait to see pictures! Watch out for the monkeys, my Costa Rican tour guide says they like to pee on tourists.

  5. Black Knight July 2, 2011 at 10:34 am

    Glad that you are safe and you feel good. Sorry if your adventure was shorter but this is a great experience in a wonderful place. Cannot wait to see the pictures.
    No monkeys …. but cats here! Not the same.

  6. Julie (A Case of the Runs) July 2, 2011 at 11:23 am

    Wow, that sounds like it was tough, but definitely better to DNF in good shape than try to Finish and need to go to the hospital. Can’t wait to hear more details.

  7. Anonymous July 2, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    Team SOG is looking for a lady to join them for the Equinox if you have some pent-up race aggression you need to leave out on a course somewhere.

  8. Laurie July 2, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    Team SOG is looking for a lady to join the team for the Equinox if you have some pent-up race aggression you are looking to leave out on a course somewhere.

  9. Anne July 3, 2011 at 7:03 am

    Sorry to read about the DNF, but definitely still impressed with what you’ve done and glad that you are all okay. Best to be smart and be able to keep enjoying what you love to do, rather than seriously injured or ill. Congrats to you all and I can’t wait to see pics.

  10. Tasha @ Voracious Eats July 3, 2011 at 8:17 am

    I’m glad you are okay! I can’t wait to hear more and hopefully see pictures. Stay safe and well!

  11. runlikeagirljp@gmail.com July 3, 2011 at 11:00 am

    Oh man, I am so sorry you had to pull from the race, but so glad you are safe and it sounded like it was the only choice. I bet you still had an incredible time and you just gotta realize these things happen and make the best of it. Can’t wait to see your pictures!! Big hugs to you!! 🙂

  12. Anonymous July 4, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    I couldn’t track you for some reason, i couldn’t get it to work! I’m so sorry to hear it didn’t go as planned and i *really* hope you’re ok…physically and mentally. let’s get together when you get back!! *hugs* and safe travels home.

  13. Denise July 4, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    that was Denise…sorry, not signed in.

  14. Julie Martinez July 5, 2011 at 10:08 am

    The main thing is that you’re in good health! The sun is a real downer! I can’t wait to hear more about the crocodiles! Sounds like a real adventure!!

  15. mallory July 5, 2011 at 10:09 am

    Glad everyone was able to be safe! Enjoy the rest of your trip in Costa Rica!

  16. adventureisoutthere July 5, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    I’m so glad you are all ok!! I simply cannot wait for pictures and stories!!!

  17. Elise July 6, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    i’m so glad you stayed safe! the heat down there can be brutal! enjoy your time in costa rica, and at least you had two great days of racing — its always most important to take care of yourself first, finish second. can’t wait to see the photos!

  18. the dawn July 7, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    oh wow! where have i been?!?!? so sorry that you guys ended up with a dnf, but i’m looking forward to reading every hair-raising detail 🙂

  19. pawsitivelife July 7, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Im sorry that you DNF, but you have sooo many races ahead. What is one in the big scheme of things? Your pictures from Costa Rica looks beautiful.

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