Name: Sarah and Allie
Birthday: Oct 4, 33 years ago? (just a guess)
Occupation: Not a Clue
33 Kilometer Mountain Bike
A 3.3-Pitch Climb
3.3 Mile Trail Run
33 Pieces Of Sushi
The day was perfect. Looking back, we could not imagine how our day could have been better….
way it worked out was pretty cool – because of the totally last minute
planning, it was just Sarah and Allie…..no spouses or significant
others, or friends to join along the way.
No cheering squads to motivate you through the tough parts of the
challenge. No, we had only
ourselves to rely on for all the motivation required for our special day.
arrived at Allie’s at 8 am sharp.
The gals belted out the first installment (100) of the 333 sit-ups,
with “Machine gun” (the Commodores) blasting in the back-ground.
In fact Allie was so pleased with this particular song on her newly
acquired “Funk Doggy Volume 1: Got to Give it Up” CD that she
proclaimed it the Birthday Challenge Theme Song.
Sarah, being a good sport, readily agreed.
They mounted the bikes for the
33 km mountainbike ride from Allie’s place, a “hybrid” ride
involving both on and off-road riding, up mill Creek Canyon, up the
Grandeur Peak trail and down the pipeline trail and back to Allie’s
place in south Salt Lake. Oh,
did we mention that this Birthday Challenge was more-or-less “off the
couch?” Put together, Allie
and Sarah had done about 4 rides since July.
Not anything too mentionable to report on the ride, save the
“hoard” of Japanese tourists on the Grandeur Peak trail who appeared
out of nowhere and caught the girls somewhat off-guard, and the new friend
we made at the bottom of the trail, who, upon learning that mountain bike
riding was not actually Sarah’s primary activity in life, inquired,
“well, what do you DO then?”
When Sarah and Allie returned to Allie’s house, they were greeted by Doug, Rachel and Thad, who had already prepared all the fixings for the sushi extravaganza. First Allie and Sarah had to complete the final 133 sit-ups (during which of course Allie introduced the newcomers to the Birthday Challenge Theme Song), and then they happily dug into the 3.3 margaritas (with a minimum of 33% alcohol), and the final 21 pieces of sushi to make a clean 33 piece Sushi day (finishing the sushi was perhaps the most challenging part of the day for Allie).