Monday, April 29, 2013

Dirty Vert

Saturday night I ran the Dirty Vert Race put on by Desert Dash with my friend Amelia. For this race you ran up Bootleg Canyon in Boulder City and then you zip-lined down. Sounds amazing, right? The zip-line was my attraction to the race because I am a bit clumsy,which means lots of falling during a trail race. Luckily, I didn't fall, although I did have scares where I tripped running next to a cliff and I thought my heart was going to jump out of my chest.

 The route we chose was 3.35 miles and was completely up hill. We did finish just over an hour and then it was time to zip-line. Amelia is terrified of heights so she was freaking out the entire time and I didn't get nervous until I was strapped in. Once I was strapped in, I was shaking so much the metal was making noise that everyone could hear. It was completely dark so we couldn't see much but we the feeling of flying about 50 mph was incredible.

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