ENDracing/GUP's Family Adventure Race, 2012
So what do i do? I'm passionate about adventure, and so share that passion in whatever way i can. It's where i came from. And as crazy as it sounds, living in Grand Forks North Dakota has taught me that adventure really is so much more about frame of mind than about mountains and wilderness. Yeah, that stuff helps, and adds to it and all that - but it is not absolutely necessary.
This week I helped put on (although the lions share of the credit goes to Jim Grijalva) a family adventure race. Watching kids from age 3 to 16 running, biking, and paddling and discovering adventure (many for the first time) in their own hometown was just amazing.
Putting on races is A LOT of work. And the pay (at least the way we do it) is pretty lousy. But truth be told - the fact that i get misty with emotion and joy as i think back to yesterday while writing this, as silly as that sounds - tells me that I'm doing the right thing.
And that i'm pretty lucky for it.
*I am fortunate to have this option - having a great wife and family that is pretty happy with a very modest lifestyle is really what makes it possible.