Name: Greg Carter
Birthday: July 30, 1969
32 pitches of rock climbing
32 miles mountain biking
3.2 mile run
32-point game of 2 on 2 sand volleyball
3.2 miles of paddling
32 minutes of hoola hooping
32 Dead songs played on mandolin or guitar
16 Tex-Mex's (Lone Star w/lime)
16 Nissan brand shrimp flavored Cup-O-Noodles (much more than a soup)
First we heard form Megan:
We just got a progress report from Megan Haley about her husbands upcoming challenge:
Preparations are underway for the Greg's bday challenge. He should be sending you some info soon. We had a good day of mountain biking and climbing yesterday. Far cry from the bday challenge goals though. It's going to be a tough one! It was pretty damn hot yesterday. The thought of a cup-o-soup, much less 16, was slightly nauseating. I predict some spewage and perhaps a life long hatred of cup-o-soup.
Then Greg officially signed on:
Megan told me she sent you a message already letting you know that training has begun, so I figured it was about time I committed to some stakes. I have recently done some training days to asses my chances and I must say that the results have been disheartening. More than a few times I had second thoughts about my intended challenge events, but in the true spirit of Birthday Challenge (it's all about the challenge right?!!!) I am going to stick to my original aspirations. So here it is:
photos: greg in training (below & right)
Diary - Day 1
As for the weekend... We won't be joining the other drinkers in SF. You mentioned the pool trip, but it was before we signed up. Anyway I need the weekend to begin training for some of the other challenge events BESIDES drinking. I think I am pretty safe in the Lone Star department.
|And finally the day arrived
The countdown to the challenge has begun....... I dropped Greg off at work this morning. His work is conveniently located at the end of the greenbelt. He'll kick-off the challenge at 3:00 with a cup-o-soup and a steamy ride down the greenbelt. A couple of us will be strategically placed in the greenbelt for some climbing stops. Then it's on to vball for some 2-on-2 and song playing. We'll finish up tonight's effort with a night kayak up to Red Bud Island on town lake. It will be a nice way to wind down and cool off. Up early and out to Rheimer's for day 2 and the majority of the climbing. We'll hit Muleshoe Park on Lake Travis on the way home for the remaining off-road mileage (biking and running). If we're lucky, a few loyal supporters will have gathered at our house for the final push of cup-o-soup eating, beer drinking, song singing and hula-hooping. Sounds like a regular old birthday party. Being the engineer that he is, he has it planned to the T including a speadsheet with estimated times for events and a consumption schedule. I hope to never be this anal on any day, but particularly on my birthday!
On to the challenge ...