My roommate Lee and I have been talking about the 10,000 calorie challenge for over a year now after seeing someone else on Youtube try and fail... Then the other week Bas Van Steenbergen went for it to raise money for the Canadian Food Bank and completed it like a champ! It took him all the way until midnight, and the last few hours looked pretty awful. So awful that Lee and I decided we had to try for ourselves. We committed to a day and came up with a quick plan that included hiking, road biking, a gym workout, some running and a ton of mountain biking. We never got to the gym workout because by the time we got to that point we figured more riding would be better bang for our buck. And we were scared anything heavy might just break us in half. It was surprising what we were capable of once we had our goal and got into our rhythm. That doesn't mean that, when the sun went down, 10,000 calories came to us easy.
We went from before sunrise until well after sunset to try and complete this challenge. One of us comes out victorious and one of us might have to revisit on another day... Or not!