Me: "But......I just raced for 5 hours.....my legs are....oh fuck it, let's go! We are just flying through the trees just sitting down, right?"
Her: "Oh! We kinda sorta need to hike up to the top of the resort, then hike up a trail, then hike up a road..."
Me: "But......I just raced for 5 hours.....my legs are....oh fuck it, let's go!"
And we trudged alllllllll the way up to the ziplining place, or De Foret de Tarzan.
We check in, and the woman explains to us that there are four sections, with the third being physically intensive:
Check in lady: "Welcome! You are gonna have....wait! Did you just do the Ironman?"
Me: "Haha! Yep! What's so hard about flying through some trees?"
Check in lady: "Uuuuuhhhhh, some of this stuff is pretty physically intense!"
My sister: "You gonna be alright? I mean, you just did race 5 hours....."
Me: "Yes, I JUST DID race 5 hours .....my legs are....oh fuck it, let's go!"
(Note to self....my sister is a slave driver)
First, they have you do a test obstacle plus mini zip line to learn how to clip and unclip properly with the carabiners and zip line pulley.
Our guide: "Welcome! Let's get you fit with a harness......wait! Did you just do the Ironman?"
Me: "Haha! Yeah, I did"
Our Guide: "You know, some of this is pretty physically intense right?"
Me: "So I heard...."
And he shows us how to harness up, and use the tools and demonstrates the test obstacle. Then we go!
My sister is a natural (and she didn't just race for 5 hours!!!)
Me? I have no grace.....
But we had SO MUCH FUN!!!! Yes, it was challenging, yes I was nearly bonking and my muscles were screaming at me.....but IT WAS SO MUCH FUN!!! Here are a smattering of pictures my sister took of our experience:
|I'm on the right trying to get through a ring and around boards|
|60 feet up looking down!|
And finally, one of the last zip lines, which I did VERY well this time:
So two hours later, sometimes dangling with literally hanging onto a cable and once hugging a tree for dear life because you are 60 feet above the ground and a gust of wind is swinging the tree back and forth!
Jeff, Mandy, Kevin - Guess what we are doing Post Ironman in August!!! As long as we all go sub 8, more like sub 7:45, we should have time to get up there and do the course before they close. Sound good? ;)