Three years! Whoa! Robyn and I wanted to do something memorable for our three year anniversary so we started brain storming. What about a triathlon?! Well, neither of us swim much these days, and organized events are so expensive. Plus it would be fun to do it ON our anniversary, so we made one up! The “3ATHLON” was born.
Of course we wanted to make it fun and attainable after work so carrying on with the theme of three’s we decided on a three mile run to a nearby crag, climb three pitches, and finish it off with a three mile bike ride! The night before we shuttled our bikes and climbing gear up to the crag and walked home. The stage was set!
The Canal Zone is a super popular crag at the mouth of Clear Creek Canyon. It hosts a bunch of moderates on solid rock in a pleasant setting perfect for a quick burn after work. We chose three routes at the end of the crag we hadn’t done yet: Buckets of Rain (5.9), Levada (5.8+), and Lambada (5.10-). After the climbs we were feeling good, knowing the two hardest legs were out of the way. The only portion left was a relaxing bike ride through town that finished with a huge mile long downhill coast right to the front of Barrels and Bottles Brewery!
It’s an amazing feeling to have Robyn to share my life with. Every passing day, week and year I feel more and more grateful to have her in my life. With each new shared experience our love and common memories continue to grow. Here’s to next year and the QUADTHON!