It was a cold September day, the race weather report called for snow and below freezing temperatures at Squaw Valley. We put on our layers and headed out to the race start. Gordon, a seasoned Spartan veteran, and me, a first-timer already on the verge of panic attack ran over the start line and off we went. Little did I know at the time Gordon was carrying a surprise in his camelback the ENTIRE race. We crossed the finish line of the Spartan World Championship. I bent over to catch my breath and looked around for the love of my life and then... you'll have to listen to the episode to catch the rest.
This is the tale of a fun-loving couple that locked themselves out in the wilderness in nothing but a towel with no keys or cell phone the night before competing in the Spartan World Championships. This is what we learned while running around the woods almost naked.
In this episode, we wrap-up our lessons learned as a family unit over the Summer. We lived out of suitcases, bouncing from one Airbnb to the next, spent countless hours in the car mixed with 15 km canoe trips with the kids, fireside slacklining and epic paddle board adventures. We DUG really deep in cultivating vulnerability and trust in our relationship and even got in our first blowout fight. Funny thing is? The Big Fight shifted our relationship in an intense way that we needed.