Corporate Challenge Round 1

Me and my volunteerism offered to organize my company’s team for the ISC Corporate Challenge.  Basically I just need to get people to participate in some sporting events.  This year, very few females signed up, so instead of trying to annoy, badger and beg my lady co-workers, I took the easier route of just competing in all the unfilled spots myself.  

This past weekend hosted the first 2 events, cycling and bowling.  Neither of which I feel I excel at.  The cycling event was a 5 mile loop at eagle creek.  I showed up in my monkey feet and hybrid bike while the majority of the other riders were in their fancy spandex shirts, moose knuckle biker shorts and clipped in. I screamed amateur but didn’t care. As long as I didn’t finish last I was going to consider it a success.  I marched up for my start time and the race director asks me if I’ve done the course before. Nope. His words.. Well let’s keep it low key today.  The course was a little wet so they were nervous of people falling.  Towards the end, I did get passed by 3 dudes but managed to catch the guy in front of me.  Happy to report a 18:16 time and not a last place finish. Our overall team placed 5th!  I packed up to get home to change gears and head to the bowling event. 

Since my work just had a bowling event, I asked the team I was on then to sign up for this too.  It was Baker style and we sucked.  Basically, you bowl a whole game but only a frame at a time.  But again, a successful event to us was based on not being last.  Check out my form, or lack there of.

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In a total of my 10 frames, I did get 2 strikes and a few spares.  Solid enough effort.  Our team tied for 9th place overall.  Here’s our squad.

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The rest of the events are in 2 weeks.  I’m guessing I’ll probably have to fill in at least 5 events that day.  Someone else can wear the captain’s hat next year.