On July 9th, 2011, my adoring wife and I entered the CitySolve Urban Adventure race through the city of Seattle. Like most out-of-shape, middle-aged Americans, we like to push ourselves to try new things and experiences. Being fans of CBS’s Amazing Race we thought this would be a nice little taste. And we were right! It was a blast! Here’s how it went down… (It’s important to know my memories may be slightly different from my wifes.)
It all began at Pete’s Eggnest in Greenwood where we would plan our strategy for the upcoming contest over a light breakfast. We figured a quick rundown of popular Seattle destinations would be in order. We discussed locations such as the original Starbucks, the Pike Place Market, and the Fremont Troll to name only a few. We also ran down Seattle pop culture like Jimmy Hendrix, Nirvana, and the location of Bruce Lee’s grave. All this brainstorming would prove to be completely useless, but it was much better than talking about our relationship, feelings, or any lame shit like that.
After a sumptuous meal, we noted another couple (of chumps) in this very small restaurant going over their materials for the race as well. What a small world! They were considerably younger, in much better shape, and quite a bit more attractive than we are, but that didn’t bother us in the least. We were on a mission.
That mission: Don’t finish in last place.
Part 2 coming soon…