... So do you think it was a small croc/gator or a big snake that swam through your legs?! (or something else?)
Hope the team is all getting on well after putting that stress behind you!
It's always fun to read the firsthand report of what was going on behind the dot we were watching so closely; your reports are always good. Thanks! We did NOT guess that some underwater tropical creature had smashed into you. Yikes!
It sounds like a true adventure even though some of the "racing" aspects went haywire.
How are you feeling now?
Thanks for the report. Great read although it's light on the torture you must have gone through! I can only imagine how scary that underwater incident was with tired minds. Well done and Kudos for pushing through and finishing what sounded like a brutal race. Was it disappointing to miss the ropes? What was your highlight and lowlight?
Thanks for the comments.
If I had to guess it was a Caiman Croc that we ran into. It was not uncommon to be in the same body of water with them throughout the event. When we did see them they would just watch as we walked by. In this instance we just happened to walk right to where it was sitting and it had no choice but to move away (in to us).
I'm not too upset to have missed the ropes although I did have to haul my harness through the entire bike leg which was annoying. I don't mind ropes when they fit into the course. In this instance it was at a bike drop where we had to hike up a mountain, rappel down and then continue on on the bikes. It was a ropes course just to say you had ropes in the event.
I'm still struggling to catch up with the 2 hour time difference for some reason. At 8:30pm it's Lights Out and I have no control over it. My feet are still an issue and it's difficult to wear shoes for any length of time. According to my high-tech scale I've finally gotten rid of the extra 10% of water in my legs/ankles/feet and I've put back on about 8lbs I had lost.
Thanks for that report, and wow.
great read and congratulations to an amazing performance. I cannot even imagine being in the swamps for so long and with all these people eating animals. Would you do it again? Or is it too soon to ask?
And, I got to wondering today how do you mentally recover and readjust? Inquiring minds want to know! Well, at least me being the social worker wants to know.
Glad I was able to race here. I probably don't need to race in a jungle again however.
Mentally I think the recovery is pretty easy. I just sit around until I can't stand it anymore and then start back up easy, 1hour a day max until my HR reacts to an effort.