VentureSum Austin

VentureSum Austin is currently a conceptual manifestation of combined input from adventuresome and would-be adventuresome people. For those of you who are stuck meditating on your life segways, put it into words here. Trust me when I tell you that sooner than later your "segway notes" will find a VentureSum outlet.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Dare to Challenge

Texas Dare Adventure Race--Saturday, December 10, 2005.

Talk about confronting your fears. Arriving on site at my first adventure race on Saturday, my core fear was lack of preparation. Yet I embraced my raw inexperience as an opportunity to shock myself into a state of frenzy. Crawling through the wet sand towards the finish line, the only thought on my mind was how much ass I would be kicking the next time around.

There is no better motivation than the sound of your own defeat to kick you into full gear. Believe me, we had words on Saturday (Defeat and I, that is). I had the final say, and got up from the ground where I was lying. With my partner in crime, I pushed forward, loving the thrill of hating the pain.

Ask me if I like my bruises. We both might be suprised at the asnswer.

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Turkey Tales

Texas Dare Adventure Race--December 10. Yes, this will be my first adventure race and furthermore, my first legitimate race since Tennesee when our varsity women's boat rowed across the finish line in second place--missing first by a matter of seconds and one really crazy do-or-die sprint to the finale. The whole thing makes me nervous but I can't tell you how excited I am to finally play the competitive card again. I miss the thrill of the hunt.


Thursday, November 24, 2005

An adventure a day keeps the Dr. away...

When people divvy out instructions to live life like you mean it, hardly anyone ever jumps to action. Why? That is precisely the question you are probably asking yourself day after day. How DO I mean it? The interpretation changes on a daily basis. At least, it should change continuously if you are not in a state of stagnation.

One thing I do know, at my ripe young age of 24, is that the hills are high, they are steep, they are slanted and pocketed with strange interceptions--good, bad and fantastic. A wise person once told me that how I dealt with the obstacles thrown my way would be the true judge of character. And so I ask...

What adventure have you overcome today?